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Blog – Meetup: Cambridge City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy

As part of our regular meetups, The Cambridge Commons invites speakers to discuss their work related to inequality in Cambridge. At our most recent event, we were delighted to be joined by David Kitson and Helen Crowther talking about the City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy including Helen’s role as Equality and Anti-poverty Officer. What are the …

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Blog – Lewis Herbert’s Article on Cambridge University’s Role in Tackling Inequality

A few weeks ago the Leader of Cambridge City Council, Lewis Herbert, wrote an article for the Cambridge Independent on how Cambridge University can help to tackle inequality in the city. Find below the full text of the article which Cambridge Commons believes is a positive, practical message on how Cambridge University can help to …

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Blog – Thoughts on the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER)

The CPIER Final Report was published in September by the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Commission, with some local publicity.  It has been long awaited, and the Cambridge Commons made some efforts to submit its views to the report.  The final report is 136 pages long, and this comment is based on a quick analysis …

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Cambridge Ahead makes case for investment in infrastructure and housing

The region’s planners have badly underestimated employment growth in the Cambridge area with drastic consequences for housing, congestion and living standards, according to research commissioned by lobby group Cambridge Ahead. South Cambridgeshire has been particularly hard hit, the research suggests, with planners working on a 0.6% growth assumption compared to a more realistic 4.2%.  As …

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Cambridge Commons invited to submit response to regional economic review

The Cambridge Commons has been invited to submit evidence to a major commission on the regional economy. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) has been set up to establish a coherent strategic position on regional growth, infrastructure and devolution. The interim report argued for steps to make the regional economy more inclusive, a …

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imagine2027 forum with Zoe Williams will ask how we move from talk to action

Join us and our guest Zoe Williams for a forum on how we turn the ideas raised through the imagine2027 series into practical action for change. Bring your ideas for initiatives to combat inequality. As the speaking phase of imagine2027 winds up, this is a great opportunity to meet and join with others to make …

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Older people must ‘chip in’ to pay for rising health costs amid rental and pay pressures for young: David Willetts

Baby boomers born between 1945 and 1967 must pay more to contribute to the welfare bill that will support them in old age, the Rt Hon Lord David Willetts said in Cambridge on Thursday. Older people on generous pensions and asset rich must help millennials born after 1980 ‘dodge the bullet’ of paying for the …

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‘Cambridge deserves better’ – consortium to demand more consultation in Greater Cambridge Partnership

The Cambridge Commons has joined forces with a consortium of voluntary groups, parish councils and residents associations to lobby for changes to the City Deal. The consortium wants the now renamed ‘Greater Cambridge Partnership’ to offer greater transparency and a more consultative planning process that takes account of local people. To discuss this with Mayor James Palmer, …

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imagine2027: Book now for major series on inequality and unfairness in Britain

Tickets are now available for the first events in our major new series on inequality and fairness, imagine2027. From October, we have been bringing nationally-recognized thought-leaders to Cambridge to give personal, positive views on how Britain can be better and fairer in 2027. 2017 Events (see the recordings here Ann Pettifor – Fair Economy, 12 October 2017 …

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Why ‘affordable’ housing is no longer affordable in Cambridge – discussion with Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Association

Is it any wonder we have a housing crisis in Cambridge? At the last in our current series of ‘Our Cambridge’ cafe style discussion groups, Surjit Dhande from the Cambridge Housing Association explained how government policy has shifted and with it the housing base for people on low incomes. The rent for social housing had …

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