Tag: Economy and Welfare
Religious minorities jailed over plastic triangle
Nine men from America’s Amish community face prison today after ignoring road safety rules. They say reflective signs, demanded on their vehicles by law, are against their religion.
Britain walks the tightrope of economic misery
UK economic forecasts are getting grimmer and more urgent. In tomorrow’s autumn statement, the chancellor George Osborne will be forced to confirm a long period of rigid austerity.
Church of England launches attack on ‘unjust’ laws
Vulnerable children are at grave risk from planned changes to the benefits system, warn the UK’s top bishops. This reopens a profound debate about the merits of the welfare state.
Youth unemployment hits one million in UK
Economists are warning of a ‘lost generation’ of young people who are long-term unemployed. As the global financial slump continues, the world of jobs is changing fast.
Anglican church in crisis over protest camp
Yesterday, after an embarrassing series of U-turns, top Church of England clerics said they would let protests at St Paul's continue. Is Christianity about politics or people power?
‘Ten days to save the world’ as Euro leaders meet
The world's largest economy, the EU, is on the brink. Greece and other poorer nations can't pay their debts. Voters are angry. Banks are weak. And leaders can't agree what to do.
Miliband’s plan for Britain: where does he stand?
As British opposition leader Ed Miliband lays out his vision for Britain, we explain where he has placed himself on the left-right spectrum, compared to Governments across other leading nations.
Major blow is struck in battle of country v city
Campaigners claim an important victory over the British government after protestors force parliament to table a debate on plans for a high-speed rail link.
Young and old in the UK face growing care crisis
Many people in the UK, from children to old people, need care. But some councils say they can't afford it and care companies are running out of money.
Will workless households feel the benefit?
The government wants to 'make work pay'. Benefit reforms aim to ensure those who take jobs are better off than the unemployed. Is this the end of the 'workless home'?