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Posts by Matt Dykes

How the UK’s “social” recession looks

28 Feb 2013: How the economic crisis and government cuts impact on the provision of children’s services by local authorities and community groups.
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Action for Rail: join the fight against inflation-busting rail fare rises!

9 Dec 2012: Average rail fares will go up by 3.9 per cent from January. Join the fight against eye-watering fare increases!
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Time for a fair, efficient national integrated railway under public ownership

31 Aug 2012: Matt Dykes explains the impact of First Group's award of the West Coast franchise - and how privatisation has failed and failed public rail.
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The Localism Act: is it a threat or an opportunity?

6 Aug 2012: A useful guide: a new publication looks at the Localism Act and the implications as its powers take shape.
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