Tory Government Legacy between 2010 -2019 (Not in order)

  1. TREATMENT OF THE FINANCIALLY POOR
    1. The introduction of Food Banks in late 2010 (Introduced in the USA in 1967)
    1. Increase in child poverty since 1998 from 3.4 m to 4.1 m (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
    1. Increase in NHS waiting lists. Example Elective Treatment in 2012/13 14.2m to 15.7m in 2016/17 (The Kings Fund)
    1. National Living Wage (April 2019 – 25yrs+ £8.21 per hr; 21-24yrs £7.20per hr; 18-20yrs £6.15 per hr; 16-17yrs £4.35 per hr.)
    1. A record number of UK workers paid less than the minimum wage (The Guardian April 2019).
    1. Dysfunctional Universal Credit system that has created persistent poverty (Birmingham Live)
    1. 2 years on Grenfell survivors still waiting to be re-housed (Equal Times 14 June 2019)
  2. LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    1. Cuts to Local Councils hurting public services (The Independent 1 October 2018)
  3. CRIME
    1. Highest rate of knife crime for a decade (The Guardian June 2019).
    1. Prison overcrowding leading to riots (Metro 12 June 2019)
    1. Cuts in policing responsible for increase in knife crime (Metro 5 March 2019)
  4. MOTORING
    1. UK motorists are forced to endure mechanical failures valued at £2.8bn per annum due to poor roads and pot holes (Potholes .co.uk).
    1. After more than 40 years urging motorists to buy diesel engines- New charges & surcharges for drivers (BuyaCar 8 April 2019)
  5. WATER SUPPLY
    1. Privatised Water costs consumers £2.3bn more (Financial Times 6 June 2017)
  6. FINANCIAL
    1. The national debt is more than £1.73 trillion – double what is was under the last full Labour Parliament. (libegalfrat).
  7. IMMIGRATION
    1. In year ending March 2019, immigration rose by 9% to 252,338 from previous year (Home Office).
    1. Windrush (Government June 2019)
  8. RAILWAYS
    1. Rail crisis with legal action being taken against Department of Transport  (The Times May 2019)
    1. Failed Rail privatisation with passenger charges increasing for an ever poorer service (The Guardian 7 January 2018)
  9. MANUFACTURING
    1. Collapse of British Steel impacts on 32,000 jobs (Mail Online June 2019)
  10. PARLIAMENT
    1. MP basic pay rises that in 2018 reached £77,379 while all other public sectors faced freezes (New Statesman 2 March 2018)
  11. ENERGY
    1. Price cap tweak likely to Increase energy costs for millions (The Guardian 7 June 2019)
  12. AMBULANCE & FIRE SERVICES
    1. Cuts in the Ambulance Service placing undue pressure on staff (Unison 25 April 2017)
    1. Cuts in the Fire Service creating crisis (Express 10 June 2018)
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