UK News

  • April 12, 2017

    Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful because they are inherently unfair, the Court of Appeal has ruled in its judgment on a legal challenge brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service.

  • April 11, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society estimates that 127,631 Welsh residents will be denied the vote in this year’s council elections, with swathes of councillors already being elected before a single vote is cast.

  • April 11, 2017

    Members of the Methodist Tax Justice Network and the Tax Justice Network  gathered outside the Embankment headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday 5 April 2017 to demonstrate in support of whistleblowers and against the actions of PwC, who have facilitated global tax avoidance, tried to prevent the release of information in the public interest and lobbied against necessary changes to international tax laws.

  • April 10, 2017

    Brendan Cox, husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox, has warned against normalising 'populism' as an accepted movement in modern politis..He said the dangerous rise of the far right can be stopped by Britain's communities standing together against hate.

  • April 7, 2017

    New opinion polling released today  by Opinium Research shows the majority of ethnic minority people in the UK (52 per cent) think the UK has become less tolerant since the Brexit vote.

  • April 6, 2017

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation says reform of the benefit system is necessary and Universal Credit remains the right thing to do. But it warns in a new briefing that a number of crucial changes are needed to ensure the reform tackles poverty and boosts living standards for low income families.

  • April 5, 2017

    From tomorrow,, the Government's flagship benefit, Universal Credit, will not offer help to the third or subsequent children in a family. This fundamentally changes the benefit system so that it "deliberately ignores" the needs of some of the UK's more vulnerable children, say leaders of four UK churches.

  • April 5, 2017

    A leading UK poverty charity ,Turn2us,  is highlighting how the move from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment  is leaving many people with a disability struggling to pay their basic living costs.

  • April 4, 2017

    The Prime Minister  has been urged to use a trip to Saudi Arabia to press for the release of three juveniles who face beheading for allegedly attending protests.

  • April 3, 2017

    Only one in 100 prisoners who made an allegation of discrimination against prison staff had their case upheld by the prison. By contrast, three in four staff (76 per cent) reports of alleged discrimination by a prisoner were upheld, an in-depth research report by the Zahid Mubarek Trust and the Prison Reform Trust reveals.