Politics

Immigration Policies being Formulated in the Dark Says Lords Committee

The Government will struggle to take control of immigration post-Brexit if it continues to use the woefully inadequate migration data it currently relies on.

Vince Cable declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable has been declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats with the backing of every one of the party’s MPs, succeeding Tim Farron.

Damning report shows we sell arms to human rights abusers – Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats have blasted the government for selling billions of pounds of weapons to countries who they believe abuse human rights.

Cross-sector consultation establishes key Brexit concerns for the UK transport industry

A wide-ranging survey and report by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) crystallises the core transport industry concerns

Charity slams JCVI decision on HPV vaccinations

The decision by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) today (19 July 2017) to deny boys a vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been condemned by a leading oral health charity.

TUC says the financial sector isn’t delivering for working people

The TUC is today (Wednesday 19th July 2017) publishing a new audit of the economic and social costs and benefits of the financial sector in the UK.

UK food and drink supply chain outlines Brexit priorities

In a joint letter, signatories from 26 representative bodies from across the UK food and drink supply chain have agreed 10 key priorities for the negotiations with the EU

Top UK Companies Silent on Ethnic Makeup of Management

British businesses must break their “silence” on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles

Relief for consumers and the BoE as CPI inflation unexpectedly falls

Relief for consumers and the Bank of England as CPI inflation unexpectedly falls to 2.6% in June from 2.9% in May

CPI inflation Takes a Surprise Dip

The latest inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that annual CPI inflation in June 2017 fell to 2.6 percent from 2.9 percent in May.

Government must engage with ASLEF and RMT to resolve Southern Rail dispute

Recently elected Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd will be joined today (Tuesday 18 July) in Westminster by the General Secretaries of ASLEF and RMT, and will call on Chris Grayling to meet with them to discuss the Southern Rail dispute.

Brexit uncertainty starts to bite on UK GDP and housing market growth

UK GDP growth will slow from 1.8% in 2016, to around 1.5% in 2017 and 1.4% in 2018, according to the latest projections