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Counting the Cuts

This film introduces the report Counting the Cuts published in February 2014. The report outlines how the UK government's austerity programme has targeted disabled people and people in poverty by a combination of cuts to benefits and local government. 

The report was published on behalf of the Campaign for a Fair Society.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Counting the Cuts © Simon Duffy 2014.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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Counting the Cuts

Counting the Cuts

This report was one of the first quantitative analyses providing an estimate of the cumulative impact of UK Government cuts on disabled people and those in poverty.

Disabled People Hit by Multiple Cuts

Graphic: Disabled People Multiple Cuts

Part of the report Counting the Cuts in 2014, which calculated the cumulative impact of the UK's austerity policies on disabled people and people in poverty.

Next Steps on a Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA)

Next Steps on a CIA

Simon Duffy explores the possibility of developing an even more rigorous assessment of how cuts have targeted disabled people.

Cuts Target Disabled People

Cuts Target Disabled People

Dr Simon Duffy explains to Anton French Films how Government policy has targeted cuts on disabled people.

The Politics of Poverty

The Politics of Poverty

Dr Simon Duffy explores ONS data on inequality and poverty and tries to get behind the myths and lies used to exploit the poorest in the UK.

Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA)

Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA)

A statement from the Centre for the #WOWdebate on the Government's reasons for refusing to carry out a Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA).

The Psychological Impact of Austerity

The Psychological Impact of Austerity

This report from Psychologists Against Austerity shares well-established psychological research that directly links cuts to public services with mental health problems.