No More Delays
From Steel to North Sea Oil and Royal Mail to water, privatisation has done long-term damage to the British economy
BRITISH Steel, purchased by the firm Greybull in 2016 for £1 is demanding a bailout of £30m from the UK Government to continue functioning, despite having just received a £120 million loan just two weeks ago.
Unions fear around 5000 jobs will be lost immediately, with another 20,000 to go in the supply chain.
Common Weal calls for the Scottish Government to launch a National Energy Company, to couple it with a Scottish Energy Development Agency and to Power Scotland’s Ambitions to become a zero-carbon nation which can tackle the problems of fuel poverty.
Common Weal’s latest policy paper Powering Our Ambitions lays out the rationale for a publicly owned national energy company (NEC) and presents the blueprint for making it happen. You can read the paper in full here.
Rail union condemns SNP for siding with the Tories in favour of not activating the break clause, while Labour are accused of “rank hypocrisy”
A SCOTTISH LABOUR PROPOSAL aiming to compel the Scottish Government to exercise a break clause in ScotRail’s contract, end Abellio’s franchise and move towards nationalisation was defeated today (14 November), eliciting condemnation from the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association trade union.
Communities “face crisis” due to UK Government’s drive to maximise profits, says SNP small business spokesperson
POSTMASTERS resigning due to cuts in pay are behind a majority of temporary Post Office closures, despite soaring profits over the same period, the SNP’s small business spokesperson has argued in a new call for greater investment.
Common Weal calls for the creation of a publicly owned energy company (POEC) with the goals of creating new energy infrastructure, accelerating energy system reform, increasing public engagement with the energy network and reducing costs to consumers.