public service

  • February 14, 2019

    Social Security Scotland is a new public service created by the Scottish Government to deliver a number of devolved and new benefits.

  • November 9, 2018

    A new law bars doctors who were dismissed from public service during Turkey’s State of Emergency, from practicing medicine.

  • February 24, 2018

    Workers in the North West gave their employers £2.8 billion of free labour in 2017 by doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published on 23 February by the TUC.

  • November 17, 2017

    The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, and are set to lose 10 per cent of their income, a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed.

  • July 26, 2016

    The Trades Union Congress is today publishing five tests which it is calling on the government to apply before triggering Article 50 to take the UK out of the European Union.

  • July 19, 2013

    The UN has marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating his 95th birthday and his dedication to public service, social justice and reconciliation.

  • January 23, 2013

    This week (20 January 2013) the thinktank Demos (“ideas and action to promote the common good”) has published its report Faithful Providers, which argues that faith-based organisations should be used more as public service providers. Simon Barrow offers an initial response, highlighting some of the problematic assumptions and stances within the report, setting out the background to successive government's interest in co-opting faith providers, and pointing towards a more radical Christian stance which roots service in a tradition of modelling and advocating a different social order based on justice and equality.

  • March 26, 2012

    “A hundred grand is not premier league. Two hundred grand to 250 is premier league.” The language of the huckster employed by Tory Treasurer Peter Cruddas in relation to access to the Prime Minister is ugly and dispiriting.

  • June 8, 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.

  • November 13, 2007

    Among secular groups there is puzzlement and annoyance that government continues to 'pander' to weakened churches in areas like public service provision. This is because, says Jonathan Bartley, they have not grasped the mutual interests involved. These are as much a threat to the churches as an advantage.