spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Around the UK subcategories:

* UK Towns and cities


UK Towns and cities keywords:

Aberdeen (1)

Andover (4)

Anglesey (5)

Ascot (5)

Ashford (6)

Aylesbury (8)

Bangor (18)

Barking & Dagenham (23)

Barking (81)

Barnet (10)

Barnsley (43)

Barnstaple (3)

Barrow-in-Furness (1)

Barton Moss (3)

Basildon (41)

Basingstoke (22)

Bath (7)

Belfast (97)

Berkshire (5)

Bermondsey (5)

Birkenhead (97)

Birmingham (491)

Blackburn (5)

Bolsover (15)

Bolton (43)

Bournemouth (1)

Bracknell (26)

Bradford (139)

Brent (14)

Bridgend (22)

Brighton (214)

Bristol (450)

Britain (941)

Brixton (23)

Bromley (65)

Burnley (7)

Burston (5)

Burton-on-trent (2)

Bury (17)

Caerphilly (145)

Cambridge (25)

Camden (63)

Canterbury (4)

Cardiff (583)

Carillion (36)

Carmarthen (8)

Chatham (4)

Cheltenham (7)

Cheshire & Cardiff (1)

Cheshire (23)

Cheshire and Cardiff (1)

Chester (1)

Chesterfield (95)

Chichester (3)

Chorley (2)

Clay Cross (5)

Cleethorpes (4)

Cornwall (20)

Coventry (379)

Crawley (2)

Crewe (5)

Croydon (7)

Cumbria (33)

Dagenham (74)

Darlington (23)

Daventry (2)

Deptford (15)

Derby (191)

Derbyshire (69)

Derry (8)

Devon (67)

Dewsbury (16)

Doncaster (121)

Dorset (6)

Dorset (6)

Dover (11)

Dudley (7)

Dunchurch (1)

Dundee (55)

Durham (32)

Ealing (23)

East London (351)

East Midlands (48)

Eastbourne (4)

Eastern (9)

Eastern region (4)

Eastleigh (13)

Edinburgh (24)

Enfield (50)

Essex (23)

Exeter (47)

Falkirk (12)

Fawley (9)

Fleetwood (8)

Folkestone (12)

Forest of Dean (6)

Fylde (3)

Gateshead (49)

Glasgow (179)

Gloucester (44)

Gloucestershire (38)

Gosport (1)

Grangemouth (20)

Grantham (8)

Greater Manchester (20)

Greenwich (153)

Grimethorpe (3)

Grimsby (26)

Hackney (483)

Halifax (56)

Hampshire (35)

Haringey (81)

Haringey (81)

Harlow (4)

Harrogate (55)

Harrow (3)

Hartlepool (2)

Hastings (16)

Hatfield (15)

Havant (2)

Hereford (4)

Hertfordshire (8)

Hillingdon (50)

Hinckley (6)

Horsforth (12)

Hove (14)

Hull (147)

Huntingdon (19)

Ilford (3)

Ipswich (11)

Isle of Man (5)

Isle of Wight (17)

Islington (244)

Jarrow (103)

Jersey (1)

Keele (4)

Kenilworth (1)

Kent (56)

Kidderminster (7)

Kilmarnock (1)

Kingston (33)

Kirkby (1)

Kirklees (55)

Knowsley (23)

Lambeth (189)

Lanarkshire (10)

Lancashire (40)

Lancaster (5)

Leamington (3)

Leeds (587)

Leicester (339)

Lewisham (270)

Leytonstone (15)

Lincoln (77)

Lincolnshire (26)

Liverpool (629)

Llandeilo (1)

Llandudno (3)

Llanwern (2)

London (2931)

Luton (15)

Lutterworth (1)

Maltby (5)

Malvern (3)

Manchester (543)

Mansfield (97)

Merseyside (119)

Merthyr (24)

Middlesbrough (28)

Midlands (51)

Milton Keynes (7)

Neath (16)

Neath Port Talbot (2)

Newcastle (130)

Newcastle-under-Lyme (4)

Newham (110)

Newport (56)

North London (40)

North Shields (10)

North Staffs (7)

North West (70)

North Yorkshire (18)

North-west (10)

Northallerton (2)

Northampton (27)

Northamptonshire (2)

Northumbria (16)

Norwich (5)

Nottingham (158)

Nottinghamshire (36)

Nuneaton (36)

Oaxaca (5)

Oldham (7)

Oxford (37)

Oxfordshire (6)

Penzance (1)

Peterborough (26)

Plymouth (65)

Pontefract (22)

Pontypridd (10)

Poole (2)

Poplar (10)

Port Talbot (38)

Portsmouth (91)

Powys (1)

Preston (27)

Reading (61)

Redditch (8)

Rhondda (33)

Riots (51)

Rochdale (13)

Rochester (1)

Rotherham (58)

Rugby (11)

Runcorn (13)

Salford (356)

Salisbury (2)

Scunthorpe (14)

Selby (7)

Sheffield (305)

Shirebrook (7)

Shrewsbury (22)

Shropshire (14)

Somerset (21)

South East (35)

South London (51)

South Shields (2)

South Wales (67)

South West (32)

South West Wales (4)

South Yorkshire (48)

Southall (3)

Southampton (314)

Southwark (99)

Spelthorne (11)

St Helens (16)

Stafford (8)

Staffordshire (12)

Staines (24)

Stevenage (40)

Stockton (4)

Stoke (116)

Stoke-on-Trent (13)

Stroud (22)

Suffolk (5)

Sunderland (17)

Surrey (70)

Sussex (53)

Swansea (475)

Swindon (18)

Tameside (2)

Teesside (63)

Teesside (63)

Tolpuddle (15)

Torbay (21)

Tottenham (25)

Tunbridge Wells (2)

Tupe (6)

Tyne & Wear (4)

Tyne and Wear (23)

Tyneside (43)

Wakefield (96)

Wales (529)

Wallasey (4)

Walsall (6)

Waltham Forest (434)

Walthamstow (126)

Warrington (80)

Warwickshire (12)

Watford (2)

Wellingborough (1)

West London (143)

West Midlands (45)

Westminster (36)

Whittlesey (1)

Widnes (3)

Wilmslow (1)

Wiltshire (7)

Winchester (10)

Wirral (112)

Wolverhampton (19)

Woolwich (19)

Worcester (57)

Worcestershire (46)

Wrexham (12)

Wythenshawe (10)

Yeovil (2)

York (140)

Yorkshire (247)

Teesside


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 672, 25 May 2011: Unite to stop the cuts

Search site for keywords: Jobs - London - Unemployment - Housing - Steel - Teesside

News in brief

Tata jobs

Tata Steel, the world's biggest steelmaker, is to slash another 1,500 jobs at plants in Scunthorpe and Teesside. This latest blow to jobs in the north east is on top of the 2,000 axed in 2009.

Then, thousands of steelworkers and their families marched to demand action by the Labour government which, apart from a vague promise of funds for retraining, did nothing to stop the job losses - such as renationalisation. In the previous year Tata Steel had reported a nearly 3 billion profit.

This time Tata says the cuts are due to falling demand and blamed the threat of carbon taxes aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, many suspect that the real reason is that its European operations make less profit than its plants elsewhere in the world where labour costs are lower.


No relief

Chancellor George Osborne breathed a sigh of relief following a 36,000 fall in the total unemployed. However, this miserably small decline means that the UK's unemployment rate remains at nearly 8% officially and the claimant count actually increased in April by 12,400.

Moreover, the number of workers in full-time employment fell by 1.4% in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2009, while those in part-time jobs rose by 5%. Youth unemployment continues to hover just below the one million mark at 935,000.

With the economy flatlining over the last six months and public spending cuts only now beginning to bite, unemployment could easily breach the three million mark in the next 12-18 months.


New record

The average monthly rent in London is set to break through the 1,000 mark - a new record. Last month the average London rent was 998, a rise of 8% in a year. At current interest rates, a 1,000 monthly rent is the equivalent of a 180,000 repayment mortgage. But first-time buyers have been effectively frozen out of the property market by the banks and other mortgage lenders.

The government's cap on housing allowance will affect one million people nationally with an average loss of 22 a week in London. One-third of these claimants are people in regular employment.

And changes to extend the shared accommodation rate to 25-34 year olds will see an average cut in housing benefit of 47 a week, as their benefits will only cover the cost of a room in a shared house, instead of a self-contained flat.

New social housing tenants will also see rents rise if landlords charge the 80% of market rents recommended by the government.

Many people now face the prospect of being pushed out of many high rent areas or entire cities. Those who do avoid eviction (an estimated 82,000 in London alone face eviction) could end up in overcrowded accommodation as more people are forced to share flats.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 







Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999