News Brief

  • September 17, 2017

    The UK jobs market continues to perform strongly but it is failing to filter through into wages as the pay squeeze continues, says the Resolution Foundation, responding to the latest labour market figures.

  • September 16, 2017

    From a photo 'exhibition of hope', to worship resources, to an opportunity for people and churches to share their personal expressions of hope, the World Council of Churches is offering an invitation and accompanying resources to celebrate the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel on 17-24 September 2017.

  • September 16, 2017

    The government has said it will not reform the Lobbying Act, despite the recommendations of an independent review.

  • September 15, 2017

    The TUC  warned that the national minimum wage risks leaving younger workers behind, as it gave evidence to the Low Pay Commission yesterday. An increase to the minimum wage will come into force in April 2018, but the new top rate will only apply to workers over 25.

  • September 15, 2017

    Rights groups have urged the US to use a new type of sanction against foreign officials accused of rights abuses – including Saudi judges who have recently sentenced protesters to death.

  • September 15, 2017

    More than three quarters of people with long-term conditions said their assessment for Personal Independence Payment had made their health worse, and half had lost some or all of their support.

  • September 14, 2017

    Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected.

  • September 14, 2017

    A new report from Global Witness says Zimbabwe's diamond wealth has been controlled and exploited by a powerful military and political elite.

  • September 14, 2017

    The new Legal Support Project aims to increase access to justice for victims of discrimination in education, with funding available for advice, preparatory work or representation.

  • September 14, 2017

    As new figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions show over half of families on Universal Credit receive help with their housing costs, Citizens Advice says that problems with the new benefit mean thousands could be at risk of falling behind on their rent.