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There is an Alternative
The Case Against Cuts in Public Spending

September 2010

In 2010, PCS highlighted the flaws in the Government’s austerity agenda, outlining the need for public investment to boost the economy.

When faced with the reality of the Government’s programme of cuts, PCS responded by presenting their alternative, which was based on the following:-

• There is no need for cuts to public services or further privatisations
• Creating jobs will boost the economy and cut the deficit. Cutting jobs will damage the economy and increase the deficit
• We should invest in areas such as housing, renewable energy and public transport
• The UK debt is lower than other major economies
• There is a £120 billion tax gap of evaded, avoided and uncollected tax
• The UK holds £850 billion in banking assets from the bailout – this is more than the national debt
• We could free up billions by not renewing Trident
• End the use of consultants

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