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Time to get your amendments in to the policy process

You have only a few days in which to get your policy amendments in to Labour’s policy process – they must be submitted by constituency party secretaries through the Your Britain website by 13 June. Two weeks later your regional representatives on the national policy forum meet to decide which CLP proposals they wish to take forward to their crucial meeting in Milton Keynes on 18/20 July. Anything agreed at that meeting, together with any minority positions which receive the support of a quarter of the forum will go forward to Labour’s Autumn conference in Manchester.

The Labour Assembly against Austerity have produced 26 model amendments across seven policy areas which you may find useful, and which together constitute a Manifesto for Labour Growth (which you can download here and print for distribution, or just cut and paste the ones you wish to move in your local party). This manifesto includes amendments on the following subjects:

Stability and prosperity

Emergency budget to replace tory austerity with labour growth

Investment in infrastructure

Top rate of income tax

Work and business

abolishing employment tribunal fees

legislating for a living wage

ending the public sector pay freeze

Ban zero-hours contracts

improving trade union rights

reject social security caps

repeal the welfare reform act – abolish bedroom tax

supporting people with disabilities

pension and social security up-rating

state annuities

state pension retirement age

Living standards and sustainability

public ownership of rail

making rail travel affordable

public ownership of energy and making energy affordable

energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions

Stronger, safer communities

building new council housing

making private rented housing secure and affordable

Education and children

re-establishing local democratic accountability to schools

introducing universal free school meals

cutting tuition fees to improve access to higher education

introducing universal childcare

Health and care

ending the private finance initiative

Britain’s global role

scrapping Trident and backing nuclear disarmament

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