34,614 in Hackney set to lose £36m in Universal Credit cut ─ new analysis

New analysis based on the latest Universal Credit data reveals the staggering cost oflast week’s Universal Credit cut to Hackney’s families and economy. The cut, which will see 34,614 recipients of Universal Credit in Hackney lose £1,040 a year, will cost the borough £35.99m. The cut also comes as the Government introduce a £500m winter […]

Hackney Labour stands against the Government’s “developers’ charter” in council motion

A Hackney Labour motion overwhelmingly passed at a Council meeting yesterday, committing Hackney Council to campaign against the Tory Government’s Planning reforms,  calling them a “developers’ charter” while the Hackney Conservatives unanimously stood with the Government and against local people. The reforms would see: the scrapping of Local Plans that are co-produced between councils and […]