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  • 15 Nov 2017

    An estimated 152 million children around the world work, a practice that the international community at a United Nations co-organised conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is trying to eliminate.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Britain’s financial system is by far the least resilient of all the G7 major economies – and the threats posed by Brexit make it even more exposed to future shocks, according to a new report from the New Economics Foundation.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    As part of Inter Faith Week, over 100 religious and faith leaders have signed a statement urging the UK Government to do more to welcome those who no longer have a country to call their home.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    People & Planet University League table reveals how a decade of student pressure on campus has transformed the sustainable development of Higher Education in the UK.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society has released an analysis of the state of the House of Lords in 2017 – revealing the ‘democratic crisis’ at the heart of the Lords.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    The Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee say Universal Credit is 'riddled with design flaws' and is calling on Government to fix a flaw which can leave the self-employed far worse off than employees earning exactly the same annual pay.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    “The threat of use [of nuclear weapons], as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned”, Pope Francis told 400 clergy, diplomats, campaigners and Nobel laureates gathered in the Vatican on 10-11 November.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    Dangerously low staffing levels, a poorly-defined job description, insufficient training and a perceived lack of decision-making power have left prison officers feeling ignored, ineffective and unable to achieve their aims.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    The UK’s Syrian refugee resettlement programme is well managed and has made a successful start in enabling its beneficiaries to integrate in their new country, according to a study by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    Transparency International and its chapter in Ukraine are calling on the authorities to protect civil society from the abuse, including physical beatings, that activists are facing.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    The UK government is paying virtually the lowest amount of interest on its debt in recorded history, as a proportion of GDP, says Jubilee Debt Campaign in a new pre-Budget briefing.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    Two charities are warning that a loss of funding for repairs and replacement of gas heating appliances will badly damage thousands of people’s health, and could even kill this winter.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Guidance for Church of England schools published today aims to prevent pupils from having their self-worth diminished by being bullied because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. 

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Parents’ alcohol abuse is damaging the lives of an estimated 700,000 teenagers across the UK, according to new research from The Children’s Society.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Unfreezing working age benefits and rebooting Universal Credit would provide a much needed living standards boost to young families as the majority of gains would go to millennials, according to a new report published by the Resolution Foundation.