Big Squeeze

The impact of the post-recession economic and policy climate



The Big Squeeze 2013: a fragile state

The Big Squeeze Report 2013

The Big Squeeze Executive Summary 2013


In 2013 we didn't just look at the impact of post-recession policy on the voluntary and community sector in London, but specifically investigated the impact of welfare reform (i.e. changes to benefit payments) in the capital. For more information on the research we have already collated on the impact in London, please see our webpage.

Big Squeeze 2012

Surviving not thriving

Big Squeeze 2012


Sixty-six per cent of London's voluntary and community sector organisations who responded to our Big Squeeze 2012 survey reported an increase in demand for their services, and 60 per cent reported a decrease in their funding over the year. This suggests that London's voluntary and community sector (VCS) were doing far more with much less.


Big Squeeze 2012 full report

Big Squeeze 2012 executive summary

Big Squeeze 2012 press release