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PMQ’s summary: The NHS, PPE acquisition and knife crime

On 29 April, First Secretary Dominic Raab discussed government plans in relation to crucial issues such as PPE acquisition and knife crime.
uk child poverty rate, social security

UK child poverty rate could increase under current government

A recent report outlines how Conservative social security promises would raise the UK child poverty rate to a record-breaking high.
manipulating the uk general election, digital

Are cybercriminals manipulating the UK general election?

Here, David Warburton discusses the potential for manipulating the UK general election in the digital age.
LGBT equality manifesto, stonewall

Stonewall launches 2019 LGBT equality manifesto

Stonewall is urging voters to ask their candidates to commit to LGBT equality manifesto at the December general election.
generation green, climate change

Challenging climate change with ‘generation green’

Here, read about the rise of the infamous Greta-led 'generation green' and what can be done to support it.
UK children unhappy, childhood report

Childhood report: One quarter of a million UK children unhappy

Almost a quarter of a million UK children are unhappy, according to a new report by the University of York and The Children’s Society.
suspend parliament

PM Johnson wants to suspend parliament until Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament in mid-September, preventing MPs from creating a Brexit deal or passing any new legislation.
higher education admissions system, a level

Labour announces shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform the higher education admissions system.
NHS frontline services, capital funding

PM Johnson announces £1.8 billion for NHS frontline services

Today (5 August) PM Johnson announces £1.8 billion for NHS frontline services: But where will it go, what will it do and where did it come from?
mersey tidal power, green industrial revolution, climate emergency

Labour announces £3.5 billion investment in Mersey Tidal Power Project

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, will today (26 July) visit Liverpool to announce major plans for a £3.5 billion investment in the Mersey Tidal Power Project.
police recruitment drive

PM Boris Johnson launches police recruitment drive

Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches a police recruitment drive by employing 20,000 new officers, confirming the commitment to make streets safer as he entered Downing Street.
uk climate emergency, climate change, extinction rebellion

UK “climate emergency”: What does it really mean?

After the vote on Wednesday, Parliament has shown that it intends to be symbolically at war with climate change with the declaration of a UK “climate emergency”.
declaring climate emergency, extinction rebellion

UK parliament to discuss declaring “climate emergency”

Today, a Labour-led debate is being held by UK Parliament to discuss the possibility of declaring a “climate emergency” in the wake of Extinction Rebellion protests.
LGBT inclusive education

Senior Labour MPs back LGBT inclusive education

Two high-profile Labour Members of Parliament have reaffirmed their party’s commitment to LGBT inclusive education across England.
seven MPs leave corbyn, labour split

Seven MPs leave Corbyn over Brexit and Anti-Semitism

Today, seven MPs leave Corbyn and the Labour party in explicit response to current leadership strategies.
asylum accommodation, Serco

Privatisation of asylum accommodation causes concern

Labour party has concerns about allocation of asylum accommodation contract to private company, Serco.
labour market strategies

Developing local labour market strategies

Cllr Simon Henig, County Councils Network spokesman for Industrial Strategy & Growth and leader of Durham County Council offers his views on developing local labour market strategies Localis’ recent report, ‘In Place of Work’, paints a challenging picture for growth in England’s county areas. It identifies three main issues that,...

IFS says election spending promises are not honest

Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour party are being forthcoming about election spending promises in their manifestos
Labour manifesto pledges £48.6bn funding for services

Labour manifesto pledges £48.6bn funding for services

Some £48.6bn worth of pledges have been put forward as part of the Labour manifesto and will fund a range of services
parliament must give article 50 go ahead

Parliament must give Article 50 go ahead, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has now ruled that Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead before the process of leaving the EU can begin Today’s ruling means that the government cannot start the process of the UK leaving the EU until MPs and peers of Parliament give the go-ahead to trigger Article...

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