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Osborne eyes privatisation of stake in social housing

In: Campaigning, Housing

According to the Financial Times, the plan is to sell off the government stake in housing associations. The excuse is that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reclassified housing associations as public sector bodies. When seen as private sector their borrowing was not counted as part of the public sector debt. Reclassification would add about £60bn – not good for ‘deficit reduction’ propaganda. The reality is that this has actually been long planned. It would amount to one of the biggest privatisations so far.  Read More »

Say No to closures – Invest in the Future!

In: Campaigning, Children, Fighting Back, Young People, Youth Workers

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to close its 44 children’s centres and seven early intervention hubs and replace them with eight "Children & Family Resource centres offering a slimmed-down service for the most vulnerable people aged 0 to 19. Universal services, such as stay and play and open access youth sessions, will no longer be provided by the county council. Read More »

Stop Changes To Access To Work!

In: Campaigning, Disability, Fighting Back

Deaf and disabled workers were out in force at the weekend to fight to stop changes being made to their employment support. Access to work is a government scheme that provides the practical support that Deaf and disabled people need to work: yet individual budgets are being cut by Government placing jobs at risk. Read More »

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