At its AGM on April 14 2013, Amnesty International UK passed a resolution on the Human Rights of sick and disabled people in the UK.
Claims by the coalition government that the UK’s beleaguered manufacturing sector is beginning to show signs of recovery were dealt another blow this week by the reliable Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which showed that manufacturing contracted in the first quarter of 2013.
At a time when the mainstream political discourse seems preoccupied with boosting low pay, living wages and a citizens income it seems odd that the Conservatives would float the idea of reducing the National Minimum Wage. As many have rushed to point out, most evidence suggests that it boosts growth, putting money in the pockets of those most likely to spend
This afternoon saw a reaffirmation of coalition vows from the Conservatives and Lib Dems, along with a host of statements of values, all outlined in their ‘mid-term report’. Inevitably, Labour has retorted with a document of their own outlining the ways in which they believe the coalition to have failed. Differences between government and opposition [...]
To put it mildly, last year was not a good one for the Coalition. The Conservative Party dropped nine points in the polls and was divided over gay marriage and the EU. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats battled UKIP for third place in opinion polls and Nick Clegg’s attempt to apologise for the rise in Tuition [...]
Tom Muddimer examines whether a living wage and changes to council tax valuations would mitigate the worst effects of the housing crisis.
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The new Cabinet is beginning to take shape with ministers who’ve been demoted, moved sideways or axed learning their fate this morning.
Given the impact coalition cuts are having on women’s lives, Cameron’s seemingly blasé approach to promoting women into ministerial jobs is surprising.
The Lords reform/boundary change debacle shows, after just two years in (shared) power, David Cameron is on the ropes when it comes to his own party.