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Spending cuts check

Channel 4 News maps the spending cuts across the UK amid the deepest austerity measures since World War Two.

article 10 January 2012 Business
Q&A: What next for the British high street?
Channel 4 News asks: what is the future of the British high street?

"Dazzling" sales in the week before Christmas, yet forecasts remain gloomy as plunging profits threaten to close more shops. Channel 4 News asks: what is the future of the British high street?

article 16 February 2011 UK
Food poverty on the rise as recession hits home
Food poverty on the rise as recession hits home (Getty)
Gary Gibbon by

In 21st century Britain, you would not expect people across the country to need food handouts to survive - particularly those with jobs. But that's exactly what Political Editor Gary Gibbon finds.

article 13 October 2011 UK
Children in need losing out on frontline services
Thousands of vulnerable children and families are being left without access to vital services because of the government cuts, according to one of the country's  biggest children's charities.
Jackie Long by

Thousands of vulnerable children and families are being left without access to vital services because of the government cuts, according to one of the country's biggest children's charities.

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post 25 July 2013
Read more on Faisal Islam's blog After a long gestation, Prince George delivers an infant recovery

A story of business success at a car components plant in the Midlands - as George Osborne hails a revovery and says he is determined to stick to his economic plan.

post 27 June 2013
Read more on Faisal Islam's blog The sunlounger recovery, not the double dip

It may not be a double dip, but is this "sunlounger recovery" really something to celebrate?

post 26 June 2013
Read more on Faisal Islam's blog 'Grossly' misleading claims on investment?

What is actually happening to capital spending? Just where did the chancellor get his 300bn number from?

article 09 January 2013 UK
Why we need a 'revolution' in the way we age (G)
by Is it time for a 'revolution' in the way we age?

With the number of over-65s expected to nearly double by 2050 and little plan for how to support them, Channel 4 News looks at what can be done to cope with the perfect storm of an ageing population.

post 17 December 2012
Read more on Faisal Islam's blog Can the chancellor really raise billions from the sale of 4G?

George Osborne's Autumn Statement assumes he is right to claim he can raise 3.5bn from the sale of 4G. A sell-off in the Netherlands did eight times better than expected, but can Britain manage a sim

article 26 November 2012 UK
Domestic violence cuts threaten services
by Domestic violence cuts threaten services

One in five domestic violence centres has cut services in the last year due to funding problems - despite many refuges already having to turn women away because they are full, Channel 4 News learns.

post 23 August 2012
Read more on Faisal Islam's blog Bank of England: QE makes the wealthy even wealthier

The Bank of England has just released a fascinating defence of the unintended consequences of its massive quantitative easing programme. Economics Editor Faisal Islam takes a look.