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20 March 2019
Increasing numbers of schools are having to provide clothing, laundry facilities and food parcels to their students due to a decade of austerity leaving many vulnerable children in poverty.
30 January 2019
Two years ago, Wakefield district's council declared that it could no longer guarantee service provision for even the most needy.
7 November 2018
A new report from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has set out the ability of Labour councils to resist cuts.
20 June 2018
Heartless Tory-run West Sussex county council is proposing to close the much-needed Wrenford Centre in Chichester.
13 April 2018
See report: Socialist Party meeting to discuss fightback against cuts to women's services - which discussed the next steps for this struggle
17 January 2018
There are many council budget-setting meetings during January and February that are slashing millions more pounds off vital services - and many of these councils are run by Labour
26 April 2017
A man with chronic health problems died after the hated 'work capability assessment' found him 'fit to work'
17 March 2017
35. The retreats by Corbyn have immediate and practical consequences on the lives of millions. In particular, it has meant, up until now, that Labour councils are continuing to implement brutal austerity
8 March 2017
In tandem with the attacks on the NHS is the ongoing savagery of council cuts. Only some six Labour councillors nationally in Labour-run councils have carried out their historic duty to vote against cuts - and have been suspended by the Blairites for their stand.
18 May 2016
Queen's Speech - more cuts and sell-offs: The Tory government has announced a raft of new bills to extend the privatisation and commercialisation of our public services
17 February 2016
Councillors in local government do have the power to resist the government cuts. The notion that 'there is nothing else we can do' is wrong.
3 February 2016
A north London Labour group has suspended one of its councillors for questioning cuts to adult care.
27 January 2016
Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell addressed a North Cambridgeshire Momentum meeting. Socialist Party member Joe raised the issue of Labour councillors refusing to make further Tory cuts by means of using councils' reserve funds while preparing a national campaign of opposition.
18 November 2015
Cutting Cameron complains to local council: As council budget proposals for next year see the light of day, opposition to further cuts is shaking the ground beneath the sheltered gardens of West Oxfordshire MP, David Cameron. He was forced to write a letter to the council criticising cuts!
18 November 2015
A Labour councillor responsible for closing all his area's public toilets has been caught relieving himself on the street.
11 November 2015
Four essential government departments have signed up to cuts of around 30% over the next four years.
19 August 2015
The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.
17 June 2015
Having cut the taxes of the super-rich and giant corporations, Tory millionaire Chancellor George Osborne is planning to slash £5 billion from Child Tax Credit as part of the governments extra £12 billion cut in welfare spending.
13 May 2015
Champagne corks popped as Tory-backing hedge fund managers, corporate chiefs and super-rich elite, celebrated the election result
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