✓ Labour will Continue to lead the way on fair pay – we have successfully delivered a ‘real Living Wage’ policy for people directly employed by the council. We commit to extending this by encouraging our partners and local businesses to adopt a ‘real living wage’ pay policy.
✓ We will protect the over £1 million invested in anti-poverty initiatives, including Local Welfare Provision and those affected by Universal Credit.
✓ Protect the Money Skills Service to provide Personal Budgeting Support to support customers who are struggling financially.
✓ Continue to work with the Credit Union to provide interest free loans to help customers access household items through the Shop on the Square
✓ Continue our financial support for Urban Outreach and other local organisations, who support the most disadvantaged in our communities.
✓ Continue to work closely to support and fund the voluntary, community and faith organisations to empower local communities.