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.  […]


Kill the Housing Bill National Events

Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing Housing Bill – join growing opposition The Housing Bill is in trouble, with local government leaders calling for defeats see LGA leaders’ letterand Lords rejecting key parts of the Government’s flagship policies see Telegraph and Mirror reports. A growing campaign rejects the Bill’s plans to sell […]


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 […]


People’s Assembly National Conference

Austerity - The Failed Experiment

Austerity – The Failed Experiment?

Thanks to all those who attended and contributed to our public meeting with some of the Sheffield election candidates.  Organised in conjunction with the excellent Festival of Debate series, about 80 people came along to listen to presentations by candidates from Labour Party (Oliver Coppard), Green Party (Peter Garbutt),  Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (Maxine […]


People’s Assembly Economic Briefing

With the Autumn Statement due shortly, Peoples Assembly has recently filmed an Economic Briefing event in London to discuss economic issues.  The meeting has been filmed, and is a useful source of arguments against austerity and discussions on future directions for Peoples Assembly. You can view it here on the National Peoples Assembly Website   […]

Our NHS! Not for sale!

March for the NHS

Supporters including Sheffield Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Save Our NHS and musicians met the the Jarrow to London marchers in a rainy Hillsborough Park on Monday, to walked with them to Weston Park for a rally. A rally with choir on Tuesday morning at the Town Hall was followed by a further march, with supporters, […]


Public meeting: The Economic Alternatives to the Austerity Agenda

Wednesday 30th April, 6.30pm, Sheffield Hallam University, Adsetts Building, Room 6619 Speakers include: Mick Burke – Socialist Economic Bulletin Isaac Stovell – Alt. Econ. Think Student Society Rachel Newton – The People’s Charter Supporters of the government’s cuts to welfare budgets and public services often argue that ‘there is no alternative’. However, George Osborne’s recent […]


Strike Action: Care UK Doncaster

You may already be aware of the Care UK strike in Doncaster. The workers have been striking for the last 6 days and will strike again tomorrow for the 7th day against severe cuts to pay, holidays and sickness entitlement! Earlier today we caught up with Dave Honeybone, Unison Shop Steward, who said this: Great attendance […]

The Sheffield FreeBee Bus navigating the junction outside Sheffield Town Hall.

Sheffield FreeBee bus service to be axed?

When I saw long queues for the FreeBee bus by the The Moor Market in Sheffield recently just after it re-located from the bottom of town, I wondered how long the valuable service would last in this climate of austerity. On 6th February the ridiculously named South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority met to agree on […]