Protect Local Democracy

The government has proposed changes to the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the plans, central government would have the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

Take action now: Tell your MP to speak up to protect local democracy.

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Precarious contracts at the 'cold heart' of Sports Direct's working practices

22 July 2016 - 11:00am

An MPs' report on Sports Direct's working practices shows it's time the billionaire boss, Mike Ashley, was held to account and the government moved to end precarious contracts.

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We haven't had UK trade policy for 40 years, but here's what we know from TTIP

21 July 2016 - 2:30pm

Despite being without national trade policy for four decades, we can predict a lot about the UK’s future trade deals outside of the EU from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - and what we know gives great cause for concern.

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