Published by Alexander Hitchcock on 22 November 2017
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Alexander Hitchcock, Senior Researcher at Reform, wrote an article for The Times Red Box exploring whether the public really are as sick of austerity as it is being claimed.
Surveys show that the number of people feeling the effects of austerity are falling and public satisfaction in services, particularly NHS and police, has been increasing whilst budgets have been falling (the only exception to this is social care).
“For some, higher public spending would be the right response to the shock general election result. But ministers will do well to recall that debate on the government’s finances during the election campaign was conspicuous by its absence.”
Read the full article here