Politics

Historic Graduate and Apprentice Share by Work Sector

Summary: This chart shows the increasing graduate share and declining apprenticeship share in the workforce within selected work sectors since the late 1980s.

Number of patients on mixed sex wards doubles since last year

The number of patients suffering the indignity of staying in mixed-sex wards soared to 908 in July 2017, more than double the number in the same month last year.

Why do we deny sanctuary to those who risked their lives for us?

UKIP Veterans Spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, has branded a decision to deny legal aid to a group of Afghan interpreters seeking sanctuary in the UK, “utter madness

The Employment Good News Continues, But Pay in Real Terms Falls

The latest UK employment figures show that the numbers of people in work rose, unemployment fell and the number of economically inactive people reduced.

Labour calls for Universal Credit roll out to be halted

Labour is calling for the roll out of Universal Credit to be halted as new data shows that while wages are failing to keep up with inflation

Green party Condemns High Court Ruling Against Sheffield Tree Protesters

The Green Party says it is deeply disappointed by today’s ruling by the High Court in favour of granting an injunction against tree felling protesters in Sheffield

UK Inflation Stable and Remains Below May Peak

Consumer price inflation was stable at 2.6% in July, keeping it below May’s peak of 2.9%. Nevertheless, consumers continue to face a considerable squeeze on their purchasing power

Labour launches national State Pension tour as Tories plan to make 36.9 million people work longer

Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions, will meet with pensioner groups and local residents across the UK

Campaign to deselect Hammond and Rudd

Leave.EU has launched a campaign to get Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd deselected:

Today’s Tory Party is conservative only in name, says Leave.EU.

UKIP Health Spokesman concerned over the recent revelations regarding the Fipronil scandal

UKIP’s Health Spokesperson, Dr Julia Reid MEP, who is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), in the European Parliament, has expressed deep concern

Greens complain to BBC over giving airtime to climate-denier Lawson

The Green Party has called for the BBC to challenge climate change deniers, following an interview with Lord Lawson on Radio 4 this morning.

Only £197k paid out of Govt's £300m business rates relief fund

Only around £197k of the government's £300m business rates relief fund has actually been allocated, Liberal Democrat research has revealed