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BFAWU to recall Conference

Today the Labour Party has made a clear statement of intent in its aspiration to repair its relationship with the bosses but seems to be determined to widen the divide between the representatives of labour and those our movement represent. The recent decision to proscribe organisations is seen as a divisive and a purely factional… Read more »

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Councils ‘negligent’ over Iceland savings warnings

By politics.co.uk staff Local councils failed to heed warnings over the safety of £954 million of deposits invested in Icelandic banks. A report by the Audit Commission indentified some examples of negligence in the days leading up to the collapse of Icelandic banks in October 2008. Councils were found to be over-reliant on credit ratings… Read more »

The list of words will be dropping through local council's letter boxes this morning
‘Holistic govt’ – 200 phrases councils should never use

By Ian Dunt A list of 200 words and phrases local councils should never use has been sent out across the country by the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA said certain phrases alienate the public and get in the way of people accessing council services. The phrases include taxonomy, re-baselining, mainstreaming, holistic governance, contestability,… Read more »