AUSTERITY UNCOVERED: A nationwide tour, gathering the evidence to convict government policies. Austerity is hurting, but it isn't working.

A thumbnail taken from the Austerity Uncovered video - showing a woman holding up a sign saying, 'Leave my little bedroom alone', in reaction to the bedroom tax.
A group of physiotherapists from the Royal Berkshire Hospital share their concerns about austerity

Day 11: Reading – feeling the squeeze

28 June 2013: Day 11 of the Austerity Uncovered tour brought us to Reading. Continue Reading


Luton: “Too poor to live. Too poor to die”

27 June 2013: Austerity Uncovered visits Luton and hears from people caught in a poverty trap. Continue Reading

James, 23, Corby

Day 9: Corby and Northampton

26 June 2013: From eviction threats over the bedroom tax, to cuts in disability living allowance and zero hours contracts... Continue Reading

TUC President Lesley Mercer in Newcastle

TUC President’s view from the tour

25 June 2013: Lesley Mercer writes about two moments that stood out for her on the Austerity Uncovered tour. Continue Reading

Empty coat hooks in the closed nursery at Cotmanhay Sure Start Centre

Day 8: Nottingham and Ilkeston – Empty high streets, empty nurseries

25 June 2013: Children lose their nursery & business owners speak out as trade gets sparser. Continue Reading

A nursery in Ilkeston that has been forced to close through funding cuts

Childcare: Expensive, patchy and underfunded

24 June 2013: Our already ailing childcare sector has deteriorated rapidly in a climate of austerity Continue Reading

Nelson, 19, is worried he'll spend the rest of his life paying off his student debts

Day 7 – Halifax & Todmorden: what’s left for young people?

23 June 2013: "When areas lose their industries it's young people who are paying the heaviest price." Continue Reading

Fir Vale Foodbank

Day 6 – Sheffield: Neighbours bridging the gap

23 June 2013: Day six on the Austerity Uncovered bus has taken us all over the city of Sheffield. Continue Reading

17 June - 29 June


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Childcare: Expensive, patchy and underfunded

Our already ailing childcare sector has deteriorated rapidly in a climate of austerity

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