Scrap the different rates of NMW and benefits according to age. Being under 25 is no less expensive than being 25+.
Schools should teach how to budget, how to run a bank account, which bills you should pay first, what credit is…
National standards and enforcement agency for private landlords.
Better support for people with English as a second language
– and this week I would like to add:
Increased funding to provide survivors of domestic violence with counselling and emotional support as well as housing
Nationalise the Observer!
However, what’s important is that ‘ordinary’ voters – as opposed to Labour loyalists like me – get to have their say on policy, so that Labour is going into the next general election (and ideally, of course, a fourth term) with policies that are necessary and relevant.
This is true at a local level as well as nationally, which is why Manchester Young Labour are holding a Policy Forum to engage with the views of young Mancunians on the issues facing Manchester: transport, the environment, community, leisure, everything Manchester Council does well and could do better. It’s on the 22nd August at the Town Hall and we want to get a LOT of people there – not just the MYL Committee sat around talking to each other. If you live in Manchester and you’re young-ish we want to see you there – email our Policy Officer Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.