Sunday, 21 October 2012

A Future that Works

The Video Stream is the "A Future that Works" march that took place on Saturday, 20th October 2012 is supplied via livestream and was originally streamed live to viewers at the time of the march.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Local Authorities expect trouble

Local authorities expect half of poor residents to refuse to pay council tax

Councils are budgeting for large losses after coalition's benefit changes mean 2 million low-income workers must pay tax

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Suggested Responses

Nottingham City Council’s
Questionnaire on proposed Council Tax Support Scheme
(Our Suggested responses)


We have a meeting on the : 
16th October 2012 @ 7.30pm in Room 1 at the International Community Centre (YMCA) @ 61b Mansfield road, Nottingham.

please arrive early. There is limited parking in the ICC car park. Parking is available on the street  which is payable until 8pm  or in the Victoria Centre Car Park which is opposite the ICC

We have been busy with raising awareness of the campaign and the changes that people will be facing. A number of campaign stalls in St Anns have been run as well as at the Forest Recreation Ground. Our last campaign was at the Nottingham Goose Fair.

In addition to the campaign stalls members were on a recent coach trip that went to lobby Conservative Tory party conference. If you want to attend the meeting on 16th October with a friend you are welcome to bring them and your support is appreciated.

Please note that Nottingham City Council’s consultation ends on 30th October.

It would be good if you can attend one of their meetings to have your say about the changes that they are proposing. Our members have been attending these meetings to put the campaigns policy of “No Cuts” to the council. The council are always asking what we are doing as they  are clearly concerned by any campaign.

Please see the suggested responses post to make to the Nottingham City Council for to the consultation questionnaire found on the Nottingham City Council website.

Map of the meeting for Defend Council Tax Benefits Campaign @ ICC on 16th October 2012.

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Council Meetings are below :

15 October: Please arrive by 11.00 am for a one hour session
St Ann's Valley Centre
St Ann's

16 October: Please arrive by 11.00am for a one hour session
Broxtowe Education Skills Training (BEST) Centre
Denton Green
Broxtowe Estate

18 October: Please arrive by 10.00am for a one hour session
Loxley House
Station Street

Please note that those are meetings organized by the council and not the Defend Council Tax Benefits Campaign Group whose meeting will be on 16th October 2012 as stated at the top of this email.


Billy Hayes, General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union donated £10 to the Defend Council Tax benefits Campaign when he spoke at  a Labour Party meeting in Beeston recently.