Who Stole the Town Hall? exposes the brutal neoliberal attack on councils says ANDY HEDGECOCK, and it underlines the need for socialist decentralisation serving the people, not profiteers
Monday 26th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
UNIONS have launched a second front against the embattled Tory government by calling for a 5 per cent pay increase for more than 1.6 million public-sector workers.
Unite, Unison and the GMB — Britain’s three biggest unions — also want the lowest paid local government...
Thursday 15th Jun 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
by Felicity Collier
TORY-RUN Surrey County Council announced plans for a referendum on a 15 per cent council tax rise yesterday, blaming funding cuts and the social care crisis.
The council said that since 2010, central government has cut their annual grant by...
Friday 20th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
NINE out of 10 local authorities believe that they will not be able to meet the government’s housing targets because of a lack of expertise in their planning departments.
Cash-strapped councils need to hire more experienced and costly planning officers if any increase in new...
Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Councils spending just 0-1% health budget
Thursday 8th Dec 2016
PROTESTS will take place across Britain this weekend against councils who abuse “blank cheque powers” to stop activities in public places.
Councils can impose public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) to stop people engaging in trivial activities such as chalking on pavements...
Friday 5th Aug 2016
MANCHESTER Council was slammed yesterday for allegedly awarding pay rises of up to 60 per cent to top managers while other staff are left with a below-inflation increase of 1 per cent.
The increase in the allowances was allegedly rushed through at a meeting early yesterday morning.
PUNCH AND JUDY have been banished from Barry Island beach, shocked actors heard yesterday amid warnings of a crackdown on street performers from zealous councils and police.
Delegates at Equity conference heard that councils are using public space protection orders to get rid of...
Monday 23rd May 2016
MORE than 150 councillors have signed a letter criticising the government ahead of a huge protest against its “ideological” cuts to public funding.
Councillors from across the country, who will be joining tens of thousands expected tomorrow at the People’s Assembly...
Friday 15th Apr 2016
THE TORIES’ Welsh election campaign has been dealt a humiliating setback after the party polled just seven votes in council election.
Tory candidate Nigel Godfrey polled just 0.8 per cent of the 833 votes cast at the by-election in Caerphilly’s Moriah ward on Thursday....
Saturday 2nd Apr 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain