Government urged to scrap two-child limit benefits policy to tackle child poverty

Support us and go ad-free The government’s two-child limit benefits policy should be scrapped and families given more help if it is to tackle child poverty, a new report recommends. The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) is calling for a shake-up of the child welfare system and for extra funding to help disadvantaged pupils whose education …
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Ceredigion Council calls on Welsh government to tackle the housing crisis

Support us and go ad-free On 17 June, Welsh housing campaigners got some political support for their growing movement. Because a Ceredigion County Council meeting unanimously voted for calling on the Welsh government to deal with the housing crisis. The successful motion Councillor Mark Strong brought forward the motion, which calls on the government to: …
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Labour calls for minister to resign if he fails to tackle rape figures within a year

Support us and go ad-free Robert Buckland must resign as justice secretary if he can’t reverse the plunging prosecution and conviction levels for rape within a year, Labour has demanded. “Crocodile tears” Shadow justice secretary David Lammy accused Buckland of shedding “crocodile tears” this week. It came after Buckland apologised for the downward trends in …
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Calls for action to tackle Islamophobia after four people killed in Canada

A driver ploughed a pick-up lorry into a family of five, killing four of them and seriously injuring the other in a deliberate attack that targeted the victims because they were Muslims, Canadian police said. Mass murder Authorities said a young man was arrested in the car park of a nearby shopping centre after the …
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NHS medics urge prime minister to tackle ‘chronic undersupply’ in staffing

Medics have written a letter to Boris Johnson urging him to massively increase investment in NHS staffing. Invest now Groups and unions representing NHS workers have said increased demand for services due to coronavirus (Covid-19) has led to a “chronic undersupply” in staffing and there are nearly 90,000 vacant posts. The letter has been signed …
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Raab confirms Magnitsky sanctions will be introduced to tackle dirty money

The government will introduce Magnitsky sanctions to tackle dirty money following the Russia report, Dominic Raab has confirmed. Money laundering Britain As ministers were pressed on why half of all the money laundered out of Russia travels through the United Kingdom, Raab announced he will “shortly be introducing an extension to the Magnitsky sanctions” to …
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Greta Thunberg issues a simple demand about how we tackle the climate crisis

Greta Thunberg has said the only way forward in the fight against climate change is to “treat the crisis like a crisis”. The Swedish climate and environmental activist was speaking ahead of the airing of the BBC series Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World, which follows her journey during a year off school …
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Government ministers accused of failing to take steps to tackle sexual assault in schools

As an inquiry is launched into an increasing amount of sexual abuse allegations in schools, ministers are said to have ignored requests for greater monitoring powers. The Guardian reported that the chief inspector of Ofsted asked for more powers to check “potential safeguarding issues” in independent schools in 2018 and 2019. The requests were ignored. Since …
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Secret Teacher | Schools urgently need funding to tackle the impact of a year of restrictions

Now that school life is getting back to some form of normality (whatever that is these days), we’re starting to see the serious effects of a year of restrictions on the children in school: emotional fragility, stability issues, and, of course, the social maladjustment as a result of the ‘bubble’ system. All of these are …
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Doctors’ union urges government to tackle ‘unacceptable’ social inequalities

Doctors have urged the government to tackle social inequalities in the UK as a matter of “moral and economic” urgency. The British Medical Association (BMA) has said ministers must prioritise making the Universal Credit uplift permanent. It’s also called for investment in mental health and child support services as lockdown restrictions ease in the coming …
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