Category - UK government

  • May 20, 2016

    Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

  • May 19, 2016

    A retired NATO commander has accused David Cameron of making the UK 'semi-pacifist', sparking derision from pacifist groups. 

  • May 19, 2016

    The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

  • May 17, 2016

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show  one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.

  • May 16, 2016

    The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session (13 May 2016) on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. The UK government is boycotting this intergovernmental meeting.

  • May 10, 2016

    An influential committee of Parliamentarians has called on the British Government to “urgently” clarify its legal position on drone strikes, warning that its policy “may expose…Ministers to the risk of criminal prosecution for murder.”

  • May 5, 2016

    MPs from major UK political parties want the government to use its Anti-Corruption Summit next week to require transparency in the UK tax havens, Christian Aid said after a Parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall.

  • May 2, 2016

    Any debate around the UK’s future in the European Union must take into account the country’s role in fighting poverty and inequality across the world, Christian Aid has said.

  • April 29, 2016

    The chief executives of 17 charities and campaign groups have written to the Prime Minister, urging him to stop UK tax havens from enabling corruption and tax dodging around the world.

  • April 26, 2016

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. In recognition of that and the subsequent nuclear tragedy at Fukushima, CND has called on the government to abandon plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.