Protect Local Democracy

The government is changing the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the new policy, central government has the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

The new pension regulations went into effect on 1 November 2016, but the fight for local democracy is not over.

For more information read our Q & A.

 

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G4S sells Israeli business but should ‘leave Israeli market entirely’

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

G4S has long profited from Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, its decision to sell its Israeli business shows that boycott and divestment campaigns work. However, G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership and investment in the Israeli police academy. If G4S is concerned about human rights, it must now leave the Israeli market entirely, just as Veolia, Orange, and CRH have done.

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Evening Standard:G4S sells off Israeli prisons arm after pressure groups’ protest

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

War on Want in Evening StandardWar on Want’s Ryvka Barnard said G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership of and investment in the facility.  “If G4S was concerned about human rights, it would leave the Israeli market completely,” she added

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