17 December 2021
2021 has been a difficult year, but thanks to you there’s a lot to celebrate as it comes to a close. Over the last 12 months, thousands of people like you have taken action against privatisation, and for public services that work for people, not profit.
You can read all about the impact of your campaigns in our We Own It end of year report, by clicking here.
Across every corner of the UK, you’ve taken action to protect our NHS, to fight for better buses, to protect Channel 4 from privatisation, and much, much more.
The government’s new Health and Care Bill will put our NHS in danger of further privatisation, but our communities are fighting back against it!
As a result of your hard work, the government amended the Bill to make it less likely that private companies would sit on those bodies. Next year we’ll work with you to push for an outright ban.
Earlier this year you won a huge victory in Greater Manchester.
After years of collective action, Mayor Andy Burnham listened to you and pledged to bring buses into public hands for the first time since Thatcher’s deregulation.
You’ve pushed back against the privatisation of Channel 4.
Thousands of you wrote detailed responses to the government’s consultation on Channel 4, and even more of you wrote to your MP to let them know it must remain publicly owned. The result? Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary, has backed off for now- saying she needs to read your consultation responses before making any decisions. We'll be making sure she makes a full U-turn in 2022!
You’ve taken on a multinational corporation - Centene - who are trying to take over our GPs surgeries.
When they took over 49 surgeries, you fought back, and you’re winning! After months of campaigning, multiple GP surgery contracts with Centene have been cancelled or reduced by CCGs.
Check out our full end of year report here.
It’s been a big year, but in 2022 let’s make the fight for public ownership even bigger!