The People’s Charter for Change


(May 2009)

Welcome to the age of austerity!

The bank crash has cost us £1.3 trillion so far and politicians and economists say it will take a decade to ‘pay it back.’

Some taxes will rise but the main burden will fall on all our services. The social wage. Hospitals, pensions, welfare, schools, and services will all be cut. 

But it does not have to be like this. 30 MPs, 18 trade union leaders and a host of public figures have supported a Charter movement for change. 

We need one million signatures to show we mean business. So sign and support the Charter – on line, at work, in your community. Together we can get the changes we need.

We need change. We need hope. We need a fair Britain.

The People’s Charter For Change


A fair economy for a fairer Britain

Progressive taxes without loopholes or tax havens. We must own and control the main banks. Guarantee all pensions, mortgages and savings. Tie pensions and benefits to wages. Give Pensioners free transport and heating. Increase the minimum wage.


More and better jobs

Protect existing jobs. Reduce hours not pay to create more jobs. Make a massive investment particularly in green technology for jobs and our children’s’ sake.


Decent homes for all

Create 3 million new publicly owned homes. Stop the repossessions. Control rents.


Save and Improve our Services

Energy, Post, Telecommunications, Water and Transport to be owned by all of us. Remove profit making from the NHS and schools. Support our public service staff.


For Fairness and Justice

Equality for all. Together against all discrimination. Equal pay for women. End child poverty. Give young people a future. Free child and youth facilities, education and training for all. Repeal the anti-union laws to fight poverty and inequality.


A better future starts now

No more blood and money for war. Bring the troops home. No more £billions for nuclear weapons. We want massive investment for a greener, safer world. Get rid of the debt economy in Britain and cancel the debts of the poor of the planet.