Waltham Forest News: Council tells Government it should be allowed to keep publishing rule-breaking paper

Waltham Forest News costs the taxpayer £440,000 a year to print.  Click here to read more.

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Government spending on private firms carrying out ‘brutal’ disability benefit assessments soared by £40m in a year

Campaigners say amount paid to Independent Assessment Services and Capita for ‘fear-provoking and destabilising’ assessments is ‘damning’.  Click here to read more.

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Number of social homes to fall by 230,000 by 2020, analysis reveals

The Chartered Institute of Housing says 79 per cent of the Government’s homes budget up to 2020/21 will go towards private housing, while only 21 per cent will be spent on affordable homes.  Click here to read more.

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TUC: UK health and safety regulations break international law

In 2015, the Government pushed through a law that exempted a large number of self employed people from the protection of the Health and Safety at Work Act.  Click here to read more.

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TUC: London, East and South East LGBT History Month Event

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Waltham Forest ‘one of hardest places in UK to get on property ladder’, new study claims

A first-time buyer review by Halifax found the borough is the seventh-least affordable place in the UK for first-time buyers.  Click here to read more.

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CSC: Blockade obsolete and Illegal says EU representative

Europe has told the US many times that “the blockade is not the solution,” said Federica Mogherini during a conference in Havana on 3 January.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON Welfare – There for you – winter fuel grant application 2018

The closing date for Winter Fuel Grant is Friday 16th February 2018.

link to the information/ form on the website.

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Heart UNISON 2018 – Monday 12th February

It’s back! Up and down the UK, workers will celebrate trade unions, as part of the annual ❤ unions event organised by the TUC.  Click here to read more.

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NHS in crisis – fix it now

Saturday 3 February 2018 12:00pm–6:00pm – Gower Street, London WC1E – march to Downing Street, Rally in Whitehall.

Join the demonstration called by the People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together.

Click here to read more.

 

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