News Brief

  • November 23, 2017
    • Britain is on course for the longest period of falling living standards since records began in the 1950s, with the current crunch forecast to last longer than the post-crisis income squeeze, the Resolution Foundation said today.
  • November 23, 2017

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ annual report on the experiences of detained children aged 12 to 18.

  • November 23, 2017

    The draft Bill aims to close the loopholes that allow companies to use bogus 'self-employment' status as a route to cheap labour and tax avoidance, saying the law must not allow willingness to exploit workers to be a competitive advantage.

  • November 23, 2017

    Containment policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching. 

  • November 23, 2017

    A parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the issue of childhood food insecurity in the UK. UNICEF has estimated that 10 per cent of children in the UK are living in households affected by severe food insecurity.

  • November 22, 2017

    Commenting on yesterday's Budget, Dr Wanda Wyporska of the Equality Trust said, "we look set to remain a land of Food Banks and Ferraris for some time yet."

  • November 22, 2017

    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his second budget today.

  • November 22, 2017

    The TUC has commented on the Chancellor's announcements on investment, public sector pay, and Universal Credit.

  • 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.