The Trades Unon Congress (TUC) has published its full budget submission, calling on the Chancellor to honour the Prime Minister’s pledge in October to “put the power of government squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people.”
The Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’. This is the first time such powers are set to be used in a rendition victims’ case.
A Bristol-based charity, Life Cycle UK, has won the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation 2017. Its innovative Bike Back project at HMP Bristol recreates the environment of a working bike shop in a prison.
The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has called on the Ministry of Defence to drop plans to prevent servicemen and women from suing it for negligence, branding them “nakedly self-serving” in its response to theGovernment’s consultation on the measures.