Austerity Action Group

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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.