Zero Covid Scotland campaign set to launch

SCOTTISH CAMPAIGNERS CALLING for a new ‘Zero Covid’ approach to the pandemic from governments are winning support from leading politicians. Dr Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for Central Ayrshire and a sponsor of a cross- party Zero Covid motion signed by 40 MPs...

Budget will make poverty worse, says JRF

MORE PEOPLE WILL be swept into poverty as a result of decisions made in the Chancellor’s budget yesterday (3 March 2021), says the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in an incisive response to the UK Government’s plans. Helen Barnard of JRF said: “It is...

UK press regulation failing, says report

FOLLOWING THE EXPOSURE of alleged criminal activity and growing complaints about the behaviour of the press in the UK in 2011, the Leveson Inquiry made a series of recommendations for a new, more effective regulatory system. As a result, the Press Recognition Panel...

A third of UK will be in hardship by May

NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS that by May, over 1 million more people will be living on an income with which they cannot afford to meet everyday needs, even if the £20 Universal Credit uplift is extended. By May, one in three people (21.7 million) will have too little income to...

Historic plan to stamp out global tax abuse

A GROUP OF HEADS OF STATE from around the world have launched a blueprint for a UN tax convention and a new intergovernmental tax body to radically tackle global tax abuse. The report from a high-level UN panel, published on 25 February 2021, provides a comprehensive...

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