Chancellor Alistair Darling's budget reveals the UK government's contradictory green credentials, according to the World Development Movement - which campaigns for global justice and action on the way climate change is hitting the world's poor.
The government’s first ever UK carbon budget reveals a disappointing lack of ambition and leadership, says British-based international development agency Christian Aid. But it welcomes Gordon Brown’s decision to protect the aid budget.
The Presbyterian Church of Wales has backed calls for the UK government to end its opt-out from a European directive that limits the working week to 48 hours, saying that a long-hours culture is damaging society as a whole.
The UK government has been accused of ignoring research evidence on the harmful effects of gambling, as parliament agrees to double the amount of money that can be staked and won on fruit machines in pubs and amusement arcades.
A new bill which campaign groups warn could precipitate human rights and environmental damage by UK companies is being rushed through parliament a day before the Government releases its 'green' budget.
For the first time, services will take place at Westminster Abbey and the Methodist Central Hall (opposite the Houses of Parliament) at the same time, celebrating the place of migrants in modern British society.