Mexico's government cautiously freed up funds for spending in its 2020 budget proposal on Sunday, slightly loosening a primary surplus target as it aimed to balance big welfare promises with the reality of a stagnant economy.
MUMBAI - Funding cuts for welfare schemes by India's government have contributed to child malnutrition in Palghar district in the western state of Maharashtra, where 600 children are said to have died of starvation this year, according to activists.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a final push to seal a deal on curbing welfare benefits for migrants as part of his larger plan to prevent Britain becoming the first country to leave the EU.
A reported investigation by the United Nations into the impacts of the austerity measures by the British government on the vulnerable groups of the country’s society is receiving strong attention by analysts.
Criticisms are rising against the British government for pursuing poor economic plans. A central theme of criticisms is a controversial welfare reform plan that comprises a series of austerity cuts many of which are publicly believed to specifically undermine the vulnerable members of the society.
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said he will press ahead with hefty cuts to welfare in a budget statement next month, a day after tens of thousands of people marched against austerity in central London.