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Euro crisis on two fronts

22 November 2018

The EU is suddenly facing two financial crises simultaneously, in Greece and Italy, one impacting on the other. 

Big new cuts proposed for Birmingham

22 November 2018

The government may have announced the end of “austerity” – but Birmingham City Council must find £86 million in savings in the next four years.

Home care provision on the edge

22 November 2018

The future of large swathes of home care provision for elderly and disabled people hangs in the balance as a major provider seeks to stay solvent.

NHS workers must remain vigilant

1 October 2018

In June the government asked NHS England to make a 10-year plan, and guaranteed real funding increases over the next 5 years. NHS workers must remain vigilant to take advantage of the opportunity to repair damage done to the service.

Heads march to reverse cuts

27 September 2018

Head teachers are to march on Downing Street on Friday 28 September in an unprecedented bid to get improved and sufficient school funding.

Pensions: university bosses try it on again

7 September 2018

University managements are circulating a pension proposal to university workers for consultation based on fundamentally flawed assumptions about the economy and interest rates.

Prisons out of control

21 August 2018

Birmingham Prison is back under government control, but the crisis in our prisons appears general and affects ones still in public control. 

EU drifts into budget crisis

11 August 2018

The ailing bloc faces an overall £18 billion budget shortfall, most of it due to Brexit. But it still plans to spend more.

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