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3 March 2021
Devon County Council majority Tory group has passed a budget with a 4.99% rise in the council tax. This is the maximum allowed under government rules, and is a tax that hits those on low incomes.
1 July 2020
Are you considering taking a long-delayed holiday? Try the pacific islands of Fiji. In an enticing tweet, the country's prime minister says: "Say you're a billionaire looking to fly your own jet, rent
5 February 2020
Unite members working as council tax benefit managers for Newham's Labour council in east London have won a pay and grading claim after giving the employer notice of strike action to commence.
27 November 2019
A decade of attacks on the working class has sharply hit local councils.
19 June 2019
Local authorities in England are sitting on almost £22 billion of financial reserves, £5 billion more than the year before, the Sunday Times reports, writes Dave Walsh, Liverpool council worker and Unite member.
17 April 2019
During the campaign against the Poll Tax, we used to say that the tax was unfair because a lord in his manor was expected to pay the same as a dustman down the road.
17 April 2019
Hi. I'm Luke. I live alone and I'm on Universal Credit.
6 February 2019
It has been a busy week campaigning in Coxford ward in Southampton.
28 November 2018
Haringey Labour Party members have been shocked and outraged by the announcement that their north London council is considering cuts of a further 10% in its budget
14 November 2018
Haringey council has written to all Labour members that it will "have to" make 10% budget cuts - on top of 40% already inflicted
31 January 2018
Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance (Badaca) hosted a public debate at Unite the Union's Bristol office on 24 January.
3 January 2018
Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.
6 September 2017
The Labour mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, has called an 'anti-austerity march & rally' in conjunction with Bristol People's Assembly and Bristol Labour Party on Saturday 9 September
26 July 2017
Education chiefs have abandoned plans to bring back A-level provision into the borough of Knowsley, Liverpool
5 April 2017
A raft of callous Tory measures starting on 6 April will push another 200,000 kids below the breadline, according to the Child Poverty Action Group.
8 March 2017
Around 40 local trade unionists and community campaigners discussed proposals for a no-cuts 'people's budget' ahead of Sheffield council's budget-setting meeting.
1 March 2017
Just before Women's Day, Tower Hamlets council voted for cuts in children's and youth services
15 February 2017
During February many council budget-setting meetings are taking place across the country, slashing millions more pounds off vital services.
25 January 2017
Surrey's Tory council wants residents to fork out a whopping 15% council tax rise to pay for the crisis in social care
14 December 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Scrooge bosses; local lotteries; liberal confusion.
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