Key Policy


Council tax to be used to improve towns and cities, not to pay for critical services


Description


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Corresponding Charter Article


C4. Employment

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and any dependents an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented if necessary by other means of social protection. Everyone has the right to form and to join a trade union for the protection of their interests. Where workers form or invite a union to represent their rights, the union will have fair representation at executive level witin an organisation.


Policies


PS250 Bring all council services back into public ownership


PS251 Ensure all public services are adequate and deliver quality for the people in all communities
PS254 Revive high streets by putting empty shops to good use
PS256 Enhance consumers rights and ensure safety standards are improved
PS257 Ensure trading standards departments have the resources to enforce rights and standards
PS258 Create more main and local post offices
PS259 Bring Royal Mail back into public ownership, reuniting it with the Post Office
PS261 A Business Development Agency will be based at our nationalised banks at a local level
PS262 We will list pubs as Assets of Community Value so community groups have the first chance to buy local pubs when they are under threat
PS263 Ensure libraries are supported and build new libraries
PS264 Hold the local authority responsible for library standards
PS265 Insource all public services
PS266 Give communities the powers and resources they need
PS274 Increase investment in our Fire and Rescue Service
PS275 Recruit at least 5,000 new firefighters plus open new fire stations
PS280 Provide funding to the Fire and Rescue Service, to allow them to evaluate safe staffing levels and consult on national quality standards
PS281 Create a legal requirement for governments to provide Fire Service resources and personnel to carry out fire prevention, protection and intervention
PS283 Give fire services the authority and resources to co-ordinate the emergency response to floods locally
PS284 Deliver free full-fibre broadband to all by 2030
PS285 Establish British Broadband, with two arms: British Digital Infrastructure (BDI) and the British Broadband Service (BBS)
PS286 Bring the broadband-relevant infrastructure of BT into public ownership
PS287 A jobs guarantee for all workers in existing broadband infrastructure and retail broadband work
PS288 BDI will roll out the remaining full-fibre network, and acquire necessary access rights to existing assets
PS289 BBS will coordinate the delivery of free broadband in tranches as the full-fibre network is rolled out, beginning with the communities worst served
PS290 BBS will coordinate the delivery of free broadband in tranches as the full-fibre network is rolled out, beginning with the communities worst served by existing broadband networks
PS291 Enforce a legal duty of care on social media platforms and service providers to protect our children online and empower the public with a Charter of Digital Rights
PS249 Reverse council spending cuts made under austerity and radically increase government allocated funds to councils. This will allow councils to invest in major improvements to the local environment such as improve libraries, parks and re-generate neglected towns.