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Austerity has failed

“In work poverty hits record high as the housing crisis fuels insecurity”

One in every eight workers in the UK – 3.8 million people – is now living in poverty. A total of 7.4 million people, including 2.6 million children, are in poverty despite being in a working family. This means that a record high of 55 per cent of people in poverty are in working households.  […]


Powerhouse or Poorhouse March and Rally April 9th

What an excellent rally! This has been best supported march in Sheffield since last May’s General Election, and in warm spring sunshine.  After assembling at Devonshire Green, we marched around the town centre with a stop outside the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) offices, then on to Barker’s Pool for a rally with lots of […]

Spending Review Protest

Out of Credit – Out of Office!


Sheffield Social Care in Crisis

Keeping up the campaign after the election

National Delegate Meeting Manchester 28th February

People’s Assembly Delegate Meeting Central Hall Manchester Saturday 28th February   Sam Fairburn introduced the meeting and outlined forthcoming events up to and beyond the general election. Delegates from different parts of the the country, and original signatories briefly outlined the campaigns and activities they had been involved in.  Some had submitted written reports beforehand.  […]


Tell us how austerity is affecting you

I am trying to get together some short interviews with people about how they have been affected by the Government cuts.  Ideally I would like to speak to people who have been affected in a variety of ways, e.g. think Bedroom Tax, NHS, food banks, unemployment, disability benefit etc. etc.  The interviews may be used […]


Against Austerity, YES. But what do we stand for? The People’s Charter could be the blueprint.

The People’s Charter – a Charter for Change, was set up by trade union leaders, MPs, and leading campaigners in 2008. It is supported by the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and many community organisations. The Charter sets out what must be done to get out of this crisis, and puts the interests of people first, […]


Welcome! Fancy a quick tour?

Hello and welcome to the first post on the shiny new website for the South Yorkshire People’s Assembly. We have built this website in the hope that it will become a valuable resource for anyone and everyone working to oppose austerity in our region. If you have a quick click around you’ll be able to […]