UK News

  • March 15, 2016

    Law firm Leigh Day, representing Campaign Against Arms Trade, has begun formal legal action in the High Court to challenge the government's decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia. This follows increasing evidence that Saudi forces are violating international humanitarian law in Yemen.

  • March 14, 2016

    The UK economy is £140 billion smaller than the government predicted in 2010, according to new analysis published yesterday (13 March) by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in its Budget statement.

  • March 13, 2016

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has helped to produce the first European Practical Guide dedicated to the monitoring of places of deprivation of liberty for children.

  • March 11, 2016

    An Ipsos MORI Scotland for Shelter Scotland shows that 90 per cent of people in Scotland think that the children of today will find it harder to buy or rent a home than the generation before them.

  • 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.