Press release: Government changes to the Local Government Pensions Scheme

Issued: 24/10/2016 For immediate release Today, Monday 24th October, MPs will debate the new regulations being imposed on the Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS), due to come into force on 1st November 2016. This legislation, will prevent local councils from being able to make ethical decisions, in the interests of their members, not to invest in companies…

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Video: Boycott Hewlett Packard (HP)

With thanks to BDS Italia. Hewlett Packard, one of the world’s largest IT companies, is one of the main suppliers of IT systems equipment and services to the Israeli military and security sectors, and to some settlements. Hewlett Packard plays a key role in the occupation and the violation of Palestinian rights. The Boycott Hewlett…

Newcastle Council reafirms its commitment to ethical divestment

On Wednesday 4 February, Councillor Mick Bowman and Councillor David Stockdale took a Labour motion through Newcastle City Council, opposing the Tories plan to curb the power of Councils to divest from unethical companies or countries. The motion passed and was adopted as policy by the Council. Text of the Motion Notice of Motion – ethical policy…