In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission. Researchers Jonathan Silver & Tom Gillespie track the widespread enclosure and privatisation of public land in preceding decades and highlight the power of democratic decision-making to force developments to serve the communities they are built in. When Boris Johnson sold […]
Households across Greater Manchester are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis.
Economist Richard Murphy argues the failure to help households in this crisis is a political decision, rather than an economic necessity.
The community benefit society wants funds to develop a new depot, recruit more staff and make its operations greener.
University of Manchester researchers say we ‘can’t ignore inequality’ when it comes to combatting climate change and recommend increasing taxes on the super-rich and introducing universal basic income.
Guest article from The Conversation, first published March 2021.
Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse
Environmental campaigners question the sustainability of the Places for Everyone Plan in light of the climate emergency. Have the GMCA carried out sufficient impartial analysis of the carbon emissions inherent in their plan?
Guest post from Steady State Manchester and Save Greater Manchester Green Belt.
Louise Thompson from the University of Manchester explains how to contact your MP with concerns about Ukraine, and what can happen if you do.
Danny Moran investigates allegations that the Planning Committee of Manchester council have pre-planning meetings, which act as rehearsals for the next Planning Committee meetings where multi-million pound developments may be voted through. Guest article from About Manchester.
Why did MI5 and MI6 appear to have placed their involvement in power struggles in Libya, and Britain’s commercial interests there, above those of the safety of its own citizens.
Declassified UK are asking for your help, via a Crowdfunder, to find out the answers.
Gorton Mill site in Manchester given new lease of life as social housing for older people.
Political economist Richard Murphy addresses this question in response to Boris Johnson claiming the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country” after being barraged by questions on ethical standards by journalists at the Cop26 summit, referring to the Owen Patterson lobbying scandal.