People and Power

  • November 22, 2017

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says, “The Government’s big spending commitments for stamp duty giveaways and tax cuts prioritised higher earning households, with little support for people who need it most." 

  • November 22, 2017

    Today’s Budget statement from the Chancellor has been condemned by education leaders as a missed opportunity to announce more money for schools and young people.

  • November 22, 2017

    Responding to the lack of additional funding for children’s services in the Autumn Budget, Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said, “It is extremely disappointing that today’s Budget has not provided any additional funding for children’s services."

  • November 22, 2017

    Child Poverty Action Group says, "This should have been the budget that ushered in much needed structural reform of Universal Credit to revive the central promise to strengthen the rewards from work and that didn’t happen."

  • November 22, 2017

    Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, saying his two year jail sentence is utterly unjust

  • November 22, 2017

    The public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in England by £8.5 billion this year according to new analysis published by the TUC. Since the pay caps began in 2010, public sector workers have had £48 billion less to spend in local economies.

  • November 21, 2017

    The Electoral Commission yesterday announced it has opened an investigation to establish whether Vote Leave Limited, Mr Darren Grimes and/or Veterans for Britain breached campaign finance rules in relation to spending at the 2016 EU referendum.

  • November 21, 2017

    Policymakers, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Bank of England, must take urgent action to involve citizens in economic decision-making, warns a new report.

  • November 21, 2017

    Reports of the use of incendiary weapons in Syria mean there is an urgent need to strengthen the international law governing these exceptionally cruel weapons, says Human Rights Watch.

  • November 21, 2017

    The Electoral Commssion is recommending the abolition of deposits for candidates at general elections, and an end to the requirement to publish the home address of council candidates.