UK government

  • 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.

  • April 22, 2016

    The programme announced by the Government to resettle 3,000 refugee children in the UK over the next four years has been welcomed by the development agency Christian Aid. But the organisation emphasises that the plans are too slow and lacking in adequate ambition.

  • April 20, 2016

    The latest official government figures, collated by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), reveal that the UK approved £2.8 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since the bombing of Yemen began.

  • April 20, 2016

    The government yesterday backed away from plans to ban workers from opting to pay their union subscriptions through payroll in the public sector – the so-called ‘check-off’ system.

  • April 18, 2016

    UK military personnel have provided nearly 400 hours of targeting training to Saudi forces since the start of a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, it has emerged.