UK News Briefing

  • November 16, 2017

    The place of Church of England bishops in the House of Lords has once again been criticised by MPs debating proposals on the size of the House of Lords. 

  • November 16, 2017

    The total cost of replacing Trident looks set to rise, with major new developments at nuclear bases, while fears are growing about safety.

  • November 16, 2017

    Almost a quarter of nursing staff have had to take on another job simply to make ends meet.

  • November 15, 2017

    The Fire Brigades Union has raised serious concerns over a £2.5 million donation for the purchase of two extended height aerial vehicles. 

  • November 15, 2017

    Britain’s financial system is by far the least resilient of all the G7 major economies – and the threats posed by Brexit make it even more exposed to future shocks, according to a new report from the New Economics Foundation.

  • November 15, 2017

    As part of Inter Faith Week, over 100 religious and faith leaders have signed a statement urging the UK Government to do more to welcome those who no longer have a country to call their home.

  • November 15, 2017

    People & Planet University League table reveals how a decade of student pressure on campus has transformed the sustainable development of Higher Education in the UK.

  • November 15, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society has released an analysis of the state of the House of Lords in 2017 – revealing the ‘democratic crisis’ at the heart of the Lords.

  • November 14, 2017

    The Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee say Universal Credit is 'riddled with design flaws' and is calling on Government to fix a flaw which can leave the self-employed far worse off than employees earning exactly the same annual pay....

  • November 14, 2017

    Dangerously low staffing levels, a poorly-defined job description, insufficient training and a perceived lack of decision-making power have left prison officers feeling ignored, ineffective and unable to achieve their aims.