UK News

  • November 10, 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen. Campaigners have called on Prince Charles to publicly raise human rights concerns and condemn the ongoing repression in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain during his current tour of the states.

  • November 9, 2016

    The TUC has responded to reports that the government may consider a voluntary approach to workers on boards by encouraging the Prime Minister to see her pledge through.

  • November 8, 2016

    The British Foreign an Commonwealth Office (FCO) has failed for over a week to confirm the safety and wellbeing of a British father held on death row in Ethiopia, despite having received reports last weekend that his life was in danger.

  • November 7, 2016

    New figures published by the TUC on 4 November 2016 show that the number of working people challenging discrimination or unfair treatment at work has fallen by 9,000 a month since charges of up to £1,200 were introduced.

  • November 4, 2016

    Government statistics on the Benefit Cap released on 3 November 2016 have revealed that over a quarter of a million children have been affected by the Cap since it was introduced in April 2013. Additionally, the majority of families affected were accepted as not being able to work due to illness, disability or caring responsibilities.

  • November 3, 2016

    Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister has rejected calls to suspend security and justice projects with Bahrain and Egypt.

  • November 3, 2016

    Christian Aid and  the advocacy group ABColombia  have welcomed the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon  to the UK this week. President Santos was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the name of the eight million victims of Colombia’s internal armed conflict.

  • November 2, 2016

    The prison population in England and Wales has gone over 85,000 after an increase of more than 1,000 people from the beginning of September, statistics published on 28 October 2016 by the Ministry of Justice have revealed.

  • November 2, 2016

    The Government has promised to publish a new strategy by May 2017 aimed at prioritising the safety and well being of unaccompanied refugee children.

  • November 1, 2016

    A Church of Scotland-run project that supports people with mental health issues in East Ayrshire has been commended in the Scottish Parliament.