Disappointment over gloomy economic forecasts
A senior minister in the Church of Scotland has accused Chancellor George Osborne of not doing enough to help the poor and vulnerable.
Britain was dealt the bad news yesterday that it faces five more years of austerity as the Chancellor announced a cap on public sector pay at 1% until 2015 and further public spending cuts in the two years following the election.
The bleak outlook has been brought on by the weak recovery to Britain’s economy, pushing the Chancellor’s plans to clear the deficit into 2016 and 2017.
The Rev Ian Galloway, Convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council, said the Chancellor had not gone far enough to help ease the burden on the poorest and most vulnerable in society...