UK News

  • November 7, 2015

    Whistle blowing activists gathered outside the UK Treasury and in other European capitals on 5 November, to support the whistle-blowers who exposed the LuxLeaks tax scandal a year ago and to demand an end to secrecy around multinationals’ taxes.

  • November 6, 2015

    Church of Scotland  leaders have applauded members of the Scottish Parliament for voting to end the Trident nuclear weapons programme, in a debate held on Tuesday 3 November.

  • November 6, 2015

    Liberty has responded to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, saying it contains sweeping new powers for public bodies to track and hack British people’s communications – while failing to include the most basic privacy safeguards.

  • November 5, 2015

    Major UK Churches are warning that the Government's Welfare Reform and Work Bill marks a dangerous shift away from a core principle of the Welfare State and will make poor people even poorer.

  • November 4, 2015

    Christian Aid and the Hands Up Foundation are encouraging people around the UK to come together and sing to help support the people of Syria in their desperate time of need.

  • November 4, 2015

    David Cameron must use a visit by Egypt’s President Sisi to urge an end to mass trials and death sentences for political prisoners, including an Irish teenager held since 2013, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • November 4, 2015

    "The World is my Country", an exhibition by the artist Emily Johns, celebrating those who opposed the First World War will be shown in London from the 9th-13th November 2015.

  • November 3, 2015

    Next week's official visit to the UK by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given rise to widespread concern due to his government's record of violence against religious minorities.

  • November 3, 2015

    A new report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Lancaster University and the International Longevity Centre – UK, has found that introducing the NLW for low-paid care home workers will cost £387 million per year, which will need to be met by central and local government as well as care providers.

  • October 30, 2015

    Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay has landed in the UK, having been detained for 13 years. He landed at London's Biggin Hill Airport shortly before 1.00pm today.