News Brief

  • 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.

  • 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.