UK News

  • August 26, 2016

    The Electoral Reform Society  is to aunch a major report into the conduct of the EU referendum next Thursday (1September 2016).

  • August 24, 2016

    More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published yesterday by the TUC and UNISON.

  • August 23, 2016

    Caritas Social Action Network, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has commented on an important report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on deep-rooted racial inequality in the UK.

  • August 23, 2016

    The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • August 22, 2016

    Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.

  • August 20, 2016

    A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said yesterday (19 August 2016), following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.

  • August 19, 2016

    Record employment and high profits show that employers can afford a national minimum wage increase, according a submission to the Low Pay Commission by the Trades Union Congress published yesterday.

  • August 18, 2016

    Failure to tackle deep-rooted race inequality will exacerbate divisions in our society unless urgent Government action is taken, the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today.

  • August 17, 2016

    Against a backdrop of violence and deaths behind bars, the number of people in prison due to recall has soared by 15 per cent in a year and is now 55 times greater than it was in 1993, according to evidence being submitted to the United Nations by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • August 17, 2016

    Commenting on today’s UK government proposals to fine professionals whose clients aggressively avoid tax, Christian Aid said the move could hit the global tax avoidance supply chain, by increasing the risks facing the accountants, lawyers, banks and others involved.