Austerity Action Group

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About the AAG

The Austerity Action Group (AAG) is funded by the Social Workers Union (SWU). The AAG was created to tackle the issues of poverty and inequality that continue to negatively affect people who use social services. Austerity is a political choice, not a necessity, and we challenge these types of policies that are contributing to poverty.

Supporters are always welcome and our latest activity is the Lived Experience Fair Remuneration Campaign that seeks to change the current government rules freezing many people out of contributing meaningfully to the development of public and charitable services.  

AAG is also lobbying against the harmful impact of Universal Credit, specifically the two-child cap.

AAG is a member of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which is under the stewardship of Campaign Collective. It brings together a number of groups who believe that everybody has the right to a warm, dry home that they can afford to heat and power.

AAG is a key vehicle in the ongoing campaign by SWU and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) for a more socially just society. AAG was born out of the Boot Out Austerity (BOA) campaign in 2017 and is committed to continuing the march for social justice.

AAG News and Events

BASW England Black Country Branch Event – Poverty: A Black Country Perspective

Tuesday, 18 April 2023 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in Wolverhampton

Dr Pete Unwin and SWU Vice Chair and AAG Chair Angi Naylor will be joining up with The Blakenhall Writers once again at this BASW Black Country Branch Event.

Wolverhampton’s poet laureate Kuli Kohli and the Blakenhall writers will be sharing poems, flash fictions, mini dramas, to stimulate discussion about poverty and inequality in the Black Country.

Do come along and support the event and learn what you can do to Boot Out Austerity.

It’s been six years since Boot Out Austerity set out on its 100 miles protest march. The march might have ended but the campaigning still goes on through the Austerity Action Group.