UK News

  • July 21, 2017

    As schools break-up for six weeks of summer holidays, parents are faced with the impossible task of juggling work, childcare and all its associated costs. Fresh research by the New Economics Foundation reveals the scale of the challenge parents face this summer.

  • July 20, 2017

    The poorest households have experienced higher inflation than the richest households since the start of the year, the Resolution Foundation says, in response to the latest inflation figures, which saw CPIH fall to 2.6 per cent in June.

  • July 19, 2017

    The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • July 18, 2017

    Prison reform will not succeed unless the violence and prevalence of drugs in jail are addressed and prisoners are unlocked for more of the working day, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published his second annual report, for 2016-17.

  • July 18, 2017

    A government minister has condemned the use of the death penalty by Saudi Arabia in response to questions in Parliament about the imminent execution of 14 men for protest-related offences, including a number who were children at the time of their alleged offences. The group includes a disabled man and a promising student who was just 17 when he was arrested on his way to study in the United States.

  • July 17, 2017

    The mini living standards boom between 2013 and 2015 came to an abrupt halt in the year running up to the recent general election, with income growth halving to just 0.7 per cent, according to a major new report published on 15 July 2017 by the Resolution Foundation.

  • July 14, 2017

    Amnesty International UK and Liberty yesterday (13 July 2017) jointly called on the Government to ensure the Brexit process does not roll back the rights and freedoms of people in the UK – and to include this formal commitment in the text of the Repeal Bill.

  • July 13, 2017

    Private renters are not pressing landlords to carry out repairs to their home over fears they will be evicted, reveals Citizens Advice.

  • July 12, 2017

    A far-reaching review into modern employment practices was yesterday described by the Law Society of England and Wales as “a clarion call for meaningful reform of our employment laws”.

  • July 12, 2017

    Leading academics and democracy campaigners are to hold a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ on Brexit this September, in a bid to raise the quality of public debate around the options for leaving the EU.