Autumn Statement

26 Nov 2015

The long and the Short of it

On Wednesday, the Chancellor announced his decision to cut public funding for opposition parties by a fifth. This ‘Short money’ - funding which goes to opposition parties in order to level the playing field and ensure democratic scrutiny – will be stripped back in an attempt to ‘cut the cost of politics’. The reason for Short money is simple. While the Government can rely on the vast resources of […]