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Residents are calling for their housing to stay public. Local authorities are setting up a new wave of not-for-profit energy companies. And local transport companies are returning profits to the councils that own them, despite the government banning the creation of further municipal operators.
Better Buses for Greater Manchester
Passenger-led campaign for affordable, easy, reliable, regulated buses.
Bristol Energy was one of the first local authority-owned not-for-profit energy companies.
Fossetts for the People
Campaigners want to ensure former NHS land is used for publicly owned social housing.
Winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling prize, these eco-friendly homes are one of the first new council housing projects in a generation.
Great North Energy
Great North Energy is part of a new wave of not-for-profit energy companies set up by local authorities.
Harland and Wolff occupation
Workers occupying threatened shipyard call for public ownership to create new jobs in renewable energy.
The UK's largest public bus company returns its profits to the councils that own it.
Nottingham City Transport
Largest local authority-owned bus operator in England tops customer satisfaction tables.
Ram Energy is part of a new wave of not-for-profit energy companies set up by local authorities.
England's second-largest municipal bus operator invests £3m a year into the network by not having to pay dividends.
Robin Hood Energy
Robin Hood Energy is the first not-for-profit energy company owned by a local authority.
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