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It's fantastic that the Labour party has committed to bringing water into public ownership! This policy is supported by 59% of Leavers and 63% of Remainers.
Today we release new polling showing strong support for public ownership from Leavers and Remainers. We're publishing the polling alongside our new manifesto ‘how public ownership can give us real control’.
Yesterday the Bus Services Bill was passed. Unfortunately, the government has gone ahead with banning councils in England from setting up new public bus companies.
This model of community ownership couldn’t be more different than the ‘ownership by the few’ practiced by most of the media.
The government confirmed today that it wants to BAN local authorities from setting up new public bus companies (in the Committee stage of the Bus Services Bill). This is despite the success of existing municipal bus companies like Reading Buses and Nottingham City Transport.
Our new research, covered in the Mirror today, shows the level of dividends paid out to shareholders of the big five bus companies: Arriva, Stagecoach, First, Go-Ahead, and National Express.
Our polling shows that only 17% trust the government's claim that removing key legal duties for councils won't lead to privatisation of children's services.
In September 2015 Robin Hood Energy became the first publicly owned energy company in operation since 1948! This not for profit energy supplier was set up in 2015 by Nottingham City Council and it aims to offer affordable energy and fight fuel poverty across the region.
David Pike, founder of Our Energy, explains...
Our mission is simple: We will give power back to 1 million UK citizens, literally! We want you to have ownership of energy company and profits returned to you.
Energy is not optional. It’s not a ‘nice to have’ or a luxury. Yet two thirds of us continue to pay over the odds for our gas and electricity.
"E.ON is red, SSE is blue
The Big Six are over - public energy, we love you!"
We Own It will join people across the country on the march to defend our NHS – but we need your help.
Have you ever felt trapped in a bad relationship - with a train company? If it helps, you're not alone.
There are lots of great reasons to bring the whole rail network into public ownership. Let's start with Southern.
This week, in response to Theresa May's speech, we published our 12 point plan for a publicly owned Brexit.