Mitigating austerity ‘not sustainable’ for devolved governments, says UN

Steps taken by devolved administrations to mitigate the worst impacts of UK austerity “come at a price” and are “not sustainable”, according to a report commissioned by the UN.

On Wednesday, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, published his findings following an investigation into poverty across the UK.

Prof Alston visited the UK in November and toured towns and cities across the country before...
source: The Northern Echo

2019-05-22 12:20
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