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30th September 2021

Keep Taking Action for Economic Equality

Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of ways to take action:

  • On 6th October, millions of families will lose the £20 Universal Credit lifeline – you can join Joseph Rowntree Foundation in calling to Keep the Lifeline.
  • Keeping this £20 uplift is important, but in the longer-term it isn’t enough. Keep up to date with New Economics Foundation’s campaign for a Living Income, calling for a minimum income that no one can fall below, whether in or out of work.
  • Meanwhile, you can support the local economy here in Brum by choosing independent businesses. The Independent Birmingham website is great place to start discovering local gems, who especially need your help following a very difficult 18 months.
  • And you can support UK companies that do pay their fair share by looking out for the Fair Tax Mark.
  • Thinking globally, Fairtrade is great way to make sure farmers and producers in the developing world get a fair deal: pop into Peace Hub for Fairtrade drinks & snacks.
  • And with the COP26 climate talks coming up, sign the Loss & Damage petition from Quakers in Britain & Robin Hood Tax. Loss & damage is at the intersection of economic equality and climate justice – it’s all about the world’s richest paying for the damage they have already done to our climate.

As always you can pop into Peace Hub for a chat about any of these topics.

Next up, our theme is Who We Are: Together With Refugees! Drop by from October through to the end of 2021 to find out more.

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