UK News

  • March 10, 2016

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eritrea was launched yesterday (9 March) following months of campaigning by  Eritrea Focus.

  • March 9, 2016

    This week, between March 8-10 the UK will be hosting Security & Policing 2016, an arms fair with a particular focus on surveillance equipment and weapons that can be used for internal repression.

  • March 8, 2016

    Women who become mothers before the age of 33 earn 15 per cent less than similar women who haven’t had children, according to new analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on International Women’s Day today (8 March).

  • March 7, 2016

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has written to Salford City Council advising that its Order criminalising the use of all “foul and abusive language” could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

  • March 4, 2016

    UK charities hope to take the investment world by storm next week, when they launch a platform to link investors with SMEs needing long-term capital to expand and benefit their communities in rural Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • March 3, 2016

    Women have barely half the pension savings of men, according to a new TUC-sponsored report published on 1 March. The study, carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute, shows that women have, on average, £7,500 in savings in defined contribution schemes, compared to £14,500 for men.

  • March 2, 2016

    The Government published its Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday – just three weeks after three parliamentary committees recommended more than 120 major changes to the draft legislation.

  • March 2, 2016

    The government has stepped back from proposals to amend the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, after the commission set up to examine FOI found that it is “working well.”

  • March 1, 2016

    Tomorrow (2 March) marks the centenary of the passing of the Military Service Act which brought compulsory military service into British law and with it, for the first time, the right to conscientious objection.

  • February 29, 2016

    UK workers gave their employers £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, according to a new analysis of official statistics published by the  Trades Union Congress (TUC)