What is the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts?

The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts is a network of student and education worker activists, founded at a convention at University College London in February 2010. Since then, the NCAFC has helped activists on campuses up and down the country organise radical direct action against tuition fees, education cuts and wider cuts to public services. The NCAFC has played an integral role in the movement that developed from November 10th 2010 following the occupation of Millbank Tower, calling several national days of action that mobilised hundreds of thousands of students. We have organised several large national demonstrations. In November 2011, we organised a national demonstration against the government’s higher education white paper, bringing 10,000 students to the streets of London. In November 2014, we led the mobilisation of another demonstration of 10,000 students, marching for free education.

We fight for free, democratic education and universal grants, funded by the taxation of the rich and business.

NCAFC decides policy and actions at its conference, and via a national committee, which is open to all to attend, and which consists of 14 elected members plus 1 delegate from each Region, Section and Liberation Campaign. We have no major financial backers, permanent headquarters or full-time staff. Our activists are students, recent graduates or workers and our only financial support comes through individual donations or from trade union branches which support us, including numerous Unison, PCS and RMT branches.