Monthly Archives: February 2011

Birmingham March Against The Cuts, 26 February

There was an extremely healthy attendance on Saturday’s march in Birmingham City Centre organised by Birmingham Against the Cuts. Around 1,000 people set off from the Cathedral grounds but many more joined as we made our way down Union Street, … Continue reading

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Making the unemployed pay for the excesses of the bankers

David Cameron is, apparently, a caring and compassionate man. He believes in the ‘Big Society’, although of course he cannot say what that is, but it sounds rather touch feely, and he feels “physically sick” when he thinks of prisoners … Continue reading

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Reforms to disability living allowance risk widespread poverty

Cuts to the disability living allowance (DLA) will leave disabled people, their carers and their children in poverty, says the TUC today (Friday) in its submission to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on the benefit which closes today. … Continue reading

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Centre organises anti poverty conference

Birmingham Centre for the Unemployed and Midlands TUC Anti-Poverty Conference Birmingham Council House 11th March 9.30am to 2.30pm Those of you following this blog will know that the funding for the Birmingham TUC Centre For The Unemployed and the valuable … Continue reading

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THE CRISIS IN BIRMINGHAM’S COMMUNITY ADVICE SECTOR

A decision of Birmingham City Council to end the existing funding agreements with 13 community organisations who provide legal advice threatens to remove what is effectively a lifeline for many vulnerable people living in the poorest parts of the city. … Continue reading

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