COVID-19 policy work

Over the course of the pandemic, we have been working hard to lobby on behalf of our members. These are just some of the various submissions we have made to government:

We made a submission to the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee about the impact on our sectors. You can see this here.

In June we responded to the Treasury Committee call for evidence on the coronavirus financial package. You can read our submission here.

We also made a submission to the governments comprehensive spending review. You can find it here.

The union created a policy paper on economic recovery. This was submitted to a number of places including the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum. You can see it here. The was alongside our submission on social security.

Following this, the union also made a submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on post pandemic growth.

In January 2021 we submitted a budget representation to government about what our members need to see as the pandemic continues, and as we look to our recovery. You can see our submission here.

In March 2021, Rishi Sunak revealed his budget for the coming year, setting out government spending and support. You can read our response here.

You can see our response to the consultation on the coronavirus status certification review here.

Coronavirus news updates

Delivering mental health training across the U.K.
Community - June 18th, 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
At Community Learn, we’ve been working closely with workplace representatives and management over recent months to deliver Mental Health Awareness Training. Back in 2017, our [...]
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Greener steel for a cleaner planet
Kate Dearden - June 17th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
At the G7 Conference last weekend, climate change was high on the agenda.   The G7 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, [...]
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Dealing with rent arrears
Step Change - June 16th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community’s partner, StepChange, the UK’s leading debt charity, wrote this guest blog for Renters Rights Awareness Week with some tips, tricks and information for Community [...]
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Private renters – know your rights!
Community - June 14th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community are delighted to be supporting the Renters’ Rights Awareness Week organised by Generation Rent, the campaign group working to ensure every home in the private rented sector [...]
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TRA decision threatens the very future of our steel industry
Community - June 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
The TRA (Trade Remedies Authority) has today made its final recommendations to the Secretary of State for International Trade on the extension of the steel [...]
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A better deal for LGBT+ workers
Melantha Chittenden - June 9th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Pride month means different things to different people – that’s one of the many things that’s so great about it. For some it’s a protest, [...]
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Enforcement body is major missed opportunity
Community - June 8th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
The government announcement today on defending workers is disappointingly nothing but a PR stunt which is not backed by any meaningful plan to strengthen workers’ [...]
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Shadow Minister calls for steel industry safeguards 
Community - June 8th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Speaking on a visit today, Shadow Business Minister Seema Malhotra today reaffirmed their commitment to Britain’s steel and called for “long-term plan to support Britain’s [...]
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A fifth of early years education staff set to leave the sector following the pandemic
Community - June 7th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Fears have been raised of a mass exodus in the education and early years sector after a new report published by Voice Community revealed that [...]
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A guide to long COVID
Community - June 4th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
In May 2021, Community members shared their experiences of long COVID. 6.2% of members said that they had experienced long COVID, and about half of [...]
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