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Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 17, 2017 at 9:56 — No Comments
National infrastructure commission calls for the rate of house building to be doubled across a swath of central England
Philip Hammond is being urged to earmark £7bn for new transport links in the “brain belt” spanning Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes in next week’s budget, and persuade local authorities to build the first new towns in half a…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 17, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments
The charges filed against a Trump aide shocked the US – but also shed new light on the complex connections that link Russia to Brexit and the Foreign Office
On “or about” 25 April 2016, a member of Donald Trump’s campaign team emailed his line manager with good news. His efforts to make contact with the highest levels of power in Moscow had borne fruit: “The Russian…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 8, 2017 at 15:34 — No Comments
When the Panama Papers were released in 2016, they thrust a spotlight on the tax affairs of the rich and powerful.
Some 18 months later, the so-called Paradise Papers have yet again brought the matter under global scrutiny - and feature high-profile players from much closer to home.
The disclosure of 13.4million previously-secret documents…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 8, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
NHS performing worse than previous years despite investment and ‘major drives’ to boost performance
More than half (51 per cent) of NHS trust's financial directors say patient care in their area deteriorated in the last 12 months, and waiting time targets have…Continue
Bank of England’s raised cost of borrowing, from 0.25% to 0.5%, may add £22 a month to average variable interest rate loans
Millions of homeowners face higher mortgage payments after the …Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 3, 2017 at 8:52 — No Comments
Brexit Secretary says he has spoken to the European Parliament's Brexit chief about the idea
David Davis has said he will look at proposals that would allow British nationals to opt-in and keep their European Union citizenship after Brexit.
The Brexit Secretary said he would “look seriously” at “associate…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 3, 2017 at 8:46 — No Comments
Exclusive: Payment delays by Capita leave some trainees unable to cover mortgages and forced to ask for emergency funds
Hundreds of trainee GPs have not received their salaries from the outsourcing…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on November 3, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments
Government introduced new tax loophole for multinationals in 2013
The European Commission…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 27, 2017 at 12:44 — No Comments
The Government has promised to reduce net migration down to the ‘tens of thousands’
Downing Street has said forecasts indicating Britain’s population will pass the 70 million mark before the end of the next decade prove the need to bring net migration down.…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 27, 2017 at 12:38 — No Comments
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 27, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments
Will the rise of China mean the fall of America? In a word, yes. Although decline might be more accurate.
Why do I think this? Because China is about to launch the PetroYuan and when it does so the demand for dollars and for dollar denominated debt will shrink. When it does I question whether the world will be so sanguine about the level of debt that America carries. If that happens then the value of the dollar is in…Continue
Added by joe taylor on October 25, 2017 at 16:17 — No Comments
Research available to download using this link:https://www.demos.co.uk/project/commissioning-in-childrens-services-what-works/
Despite significant policy attention and political action, looked-after children and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) remain some of the most vulnerable children in the country with their later life outcomes – social,…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 19, 2017 at 16:44 — No Comments
Available to download using this link: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/work-in-brexit-britain-reshaping-the-nations-labour-market/
Almost a year after voting to leave the European Union the negotiations for the UK’s departure began on 19thJune 2017. Those negotiations and the exact nature of the agreements they lead to…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 19, 2017 at 16:42 — No Comments
Study also shows self-harming is more common among teenagers in deprived areas
Self-harm among teenage girls has risen by 68 per cent in three years, research has revealed.
The study by researchers at…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 19, 2017 at 15:43 — No Comments
MPs have the “right” to try and delay or even block Brexitwhen they are given a vote on the UK’s withdrawal deal, John Bercow has said.
The Commons Speaker said it is an “opinion, rather than a constitutional fact” among hard-line Brexiteers that MPs have a “responsibility” to agree to whatever deal may be struck…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 19, 2017 at 15:26 — No Comments
Young first-time buyers are increasing their overall mortgage debt in order to tackle short-term financial pressures.
The average mortgage term is lengthening from the traditional 25 years, according to figures from broker L&C Mortgages.
Its figures show the proportion of new buyers taking out 31 to 35-year mortgages has doubled in 10 years.
That means lower monthly repayments, but a bigger overall bill owing to the extra interest…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 19, 2017 at 15:17 — No Comments
Older heads than mine may be able to remember a more shambolic and inept government than that of Theresa May. I can’t. However, if that were the only problem, we’d have seen the back of them by now.
Their naked cruelty and obvious disdain for the…Continue
Added by joe taylor on October 19, 2017 at 7:06 — No Comments
This report by the Runnymede Trust and CLASS think tank explores the intersection of race and class in post-Brexit Britain. Click link below to access full report:
Below is the Foreword to pique your interest:
In the aftermath of the 2016…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 11, 2017 at 14:24 — No Comments
The roll-out of Universal Credit looks set to continue this winter with work and pensions secretary, David Gauke, rejecting suggestions to pause the process in order to smooth out the flaws in the system, particularly the 42 day wait for the first benefit payment which has resulted in many claimants being forced into debt and rent arrears . Opposition to this continuation has been expressed by 14 Tory backbenchers as well as Labour MPs Jim McMahon, Jo Platt as well as a stern warning from…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on October 11, 2017 at 13:41 — No Comments