Cross-city groups hold day of action against Universal Credit evictions

The Greater Manchester Law Centre, Disabled People Against the Cuts, Acorn Tenants’ Union, Unite Community Union and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People...

Parliament asserts its responsibility to the people

Greater Manchester’s MP came out in force last night to defeat Theresa May’s Government flagship EU withdrawal bill. They backed an amendment by the former Tory attorney...

Child poverty risks hitting record levels warns report

UK households are facing the prospect of stagnating living standards, while the proportion of children living in poverty risks hitting a record...

Labour is considering automatic voter registration

The Labour Party is considering adopting automatic voter registration as new policy and is examining different options across the world where automatic voter registration...

Time to pull together, new council leader urges

The new leader of Rochdale Borough Council has called for unity and asked people to “pull together” as he begins his new role. Councillor Allen...

Long – Bailey’s plan to save our high streets

Salford MP and shadow business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has revealed plans to revive the great British High Street during her speech to the Labour...

‘Childcare debt’ set to soar as Universal Credit hits families with £1,000 bills upfront

The switch to Universal Credit - the Government’s flagship welfare reform programme - is hitting parents with upfront childcare bills that have reached £1,000,...

Local government will face £25bn funding gap by 2025

The report by the TUC and the New Economics Foundation has found that most councils will be left worse off by funding reforms and that...

Theresa May in Manchester today as she aims to reboot the Northern Powerhouse

The success of the Northern Powerhouse is critical to the government’s plans to ensure growth reaches every corner of the country, the Prime Minister...

Jobs for JAMs – poorest third of households account for over half of all...

People in the poorest third of households have accounted for over half of the increase in employment since the start of the financial crisis,...