Posts for Politics

Was the Get Ready For Brexit campaign value for money?

In a report, published today, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the government’s Get ready for Brexit campaign made the public better aware of some of the things they might […]

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Petrol prices due to go down says RAC

A sudden fall in demand for oil due to the coronavirus outbreak in China means drivers in the UK should expect a cut in the price of fuel this week, […]

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Nazis murdered a quarter of Europe’s Roma, but history still overlooks this genocide

Roma or Sinti girl imprisoned in Auschwitz. Pictures taken by the SS for their files. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections, Author provided Barbara Warnock, University of Cambridge The murder of around […]

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Government donates £1 million to Auschwitz-Birkenau

A £1 million donation to help preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and ensure the lessons of Auschwitz live on for generations to come will be confirmed today, on Holocaust Memorial […]

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Around 900,000 could receive increased Housing Benefit from April

The freeze on Local Housing Allowance rates that has been in place since 2016 has been lifted by the Minister for Welfare Delivery, meaning that rates will rise by inflation […]

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Harry, Meghan, and a right royal battle for control

Megan and Harry have said they will only engage with “credible” publications. Sarnia Laura Clancy, Lancaster University After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on their website and Instagram that […]

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Marriages and civil partnerships are regulated by the government – here’s why that’s a problem

Pavlo Melnyk/Shutterstock Daniel Hill, University of Liverpool Did you get engaged over Christmas or New Year? If so, congratulations. Perhaps you have already been to the register office to give […]

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Government to help ‘troubled families’ get back on track

Is this a good thing or an overbearing kind of government intervention/paternalism? You decide. Families with deep rooted-problems will receive  support to get their lives back on track with up […]

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Pay rise of 6.2% for low paid workers

Low-paid workers will receive a 6.2% pay rise with a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £8.72 per hour, the biggest cash increase ever, the Government has announced today. Nearly […]

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Free hospital parking announced for some visitors/workers

Thousands of NHS patients and visitors in England will be able to access free hospital car parking under a new approach set out by Health Secretary Matt Hancock today. The […]

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