Politics

Women’s work? Latest pay gap data reveals women work for free 1h 40m a day

Women managers are effectively working for free nearly two hours every day, new gender pay gap data reveals.

Bees: Friends of the Earth mounts legal challenge over govt pesticide decision

A Government decision to allow farmers to use ‘banned’ bee-harming pesticides in England, is being challenged at the High Court by Friends of the Earth.

Banks allow mortgage repayments to be suspended or reduced in record proportion of arrears cases

• 44% of mortgage arrears cases now subject to “forbearance” arrangements

• Arrears cases at lowest since financial crisis but concern over impact when interest rates rise

Cutting public spending on the old is not the answer to youth crisis, says TUC

A TUC report published today (Monday) reveals that young people’s falling long-term economic prospects are not down to older people in society hoarding all the wealth

UK net borrowing down and self-assessed tax receipts up

In good news for the government, the latest public sector finance figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a surplus in July of £1.3 billion, the first July surplus since 2012.

Tsipras resignation seen as Euro-friendly event

Daily Currency Update

Pound Sterling

Ahead of the release of the UK’s public finance figures the Pound was trending in the region of 1.39 against the Euro and 1.57 against the US Dollar.

Despite deferment of the Care Act Part 2, councils still face significant elderly care challenges

Underlying sustainability of the social care market for older people remains the key issue facing the long term care sector, and is the cornerstone of newly published analysis

“Substantial” number of NHS hospital staff treat victims of human trafficking

Maternity services most likely to do so; but staff across NHS don’t know how best to respond

A “substantial” proportion of NHS hospital staff—around one in eight, in some places—treat the victims of people trafficking

What's Really At Stake With The Iran Nuclear Deal

Recently, I wrote on these pages that a remarkable turnaround was taking place in the President's fortunes.

UKIP calls for NATO Action to Stem Migrant Flow

Responding to today’s ‘Gold Command’ declaration on the Calais migrant crisis by the French and British governments, UKIP’s Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe commented:

UKIP’s Mike Hookem MEP – “Afghan Interpreters MUST Get Fast track UK Entry”

UKIP Defence Spokesman speaks out on behalf of Afghan interpreters

UKIP defence spokesman Mike Hookem MEP has called for Afghan interpreters who worked with the British Army to be given priority to apply for asylum

It is clear that rail passengers are being ripped off says Labour

Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the rise in rail fares, said: