Politics

Greens’ campaign for MPs to job-share attracts cross-party support

A campaign by two Green Party members for MPs to be allowed to job-share is garnering support from across the political spectrum after a high court judge turned down their request for a judicial review.

Could a sugar tax help combat obesity?

Following the BMA’s call for a 20% sugar tax to subsidise the cost of fruit and vegetables, experts in The BMJ this week debate whether a sugar tax could help combat obesity.

Wandsworth: “Unacceptably overcrowded”

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Wandsworth prison, published today (Wednesday 29 July).

New approach to setting Pillar 2 capital requirements for the banking sector

In January, the PRA published a consultation paper that contained proposals on its Pillar 2 policy. The purpose of the proposals was to enhance the transparency and accountability of the PRA’s approach to setting Pillar 2 capital requirements

Macroprudential policy: from Tiberius to Crockett and beyond; speech by Sir Jon Cunliffe

In a speech to TheCityUK on Tuesday, Jon Cunliffe charts the development of macroprudential policy and the establishment of the macroprudential policy framework in the UK by the Bank of England’s
Financial Policy Committee

Court of Appeal allows charities to challenge legal aid cuts for prisoners

Two charities have today (Tuesday 28 July) won the right to challenge legal aid cuts for prisoners after the Court of Appeal ruled there was a risk that the system could be unfair and unlawful.

UK GDP grows 0.7% in second quarter of 2015

The latest preliminary UK GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the UK economy grew by 0.7 percent in Q2 2015

EU subverting UK Education, warns UKIP, as Universities UK comes out against Brexit

• Deputy Leader writes open letter to BBC warning against compromising impartiality

• UKIP will publicise on Twitter EU funded academics used as 'unbiased' BBC guests

Majority of accountants seek further reforms to Stamp Duty

Chancellor’s Summer Budget failed to address Stamp Duty which many believe remains imbalanced

The majority of accountants still believe that the stamp duty regime on residential properties is unfair

Conservative London Mayoral Selection: Shortlisted Candidates

Four candidates have been shortlisted to stand in the open primary the Conservative Party is holding to select its candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral Election.

When interest rates rise it is expected to be a slow process

The latest minutes from the Monetary Policy Committee reiterate the message that when the UK Bank Rate does rise it will be a slow process to ensure the recovery is not nipped in the bud.

Of course Corbyn is leading – he’s the only one with the charm and vision, says Labour leadership expert

Following Tony Blair’s comments that Labour has “rediscovered losing” and that the Party mustn’t align itself with the left if it wants any chance of future electoral success,