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Poor will suffer from Tory cuts

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has forecast that proposed Tory benefit cuts will “significantly” reduce the incomes of low-income working-age households, particularly those with children, in some cases to the …

Poll increases fears for Labour heartlands

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Labour support in its Northern heartlands is crumbling, with seats previously held by former Blairite cabinet ministers vulnerable to the Tories for the first time in generations. A new poll …

Snowden protectors denied political asylum

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Hong Kong has rejected the asylum claims of a group who helped shelter US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The asylum-seekers, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, housed Snowden for two weeks …

Rise in school race hate

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by Tribune web editor

New police figures confirmed that hate crimes and related incidents rose sharply in classrooms across England during last year’s Brexit campaign – up 89% on the same month in 2015. …

Kent fails poorer pupils

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by James Douglas

A new study has found that the odds are loaded against children from disadvantaged back­grounds who apply for grammar schools in Kent. Entrance tests for the county’s grammars “understate the …

Councils take risk on property

Published: May 4, 2017
Written by Murray Rowlands

Savage cuts by the Government in council spending of 37 percent between 2010 and 2015 have forced councils like Surrey Heath and Spelthorne to gamble heavily by entering the property …

Race hate still common at work

Published: May 4, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

A TUC survey of more than 5,000 working people found that racial harassment still goes on in too many workplaces. The black and minority ethnic (BME) workers who completed the …

Single parents suffer sanctions

Published: May 4, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The pressure group Gingerbread claims that ministers are systematically underestimating the risk of sanctions to single parents. Researchers for the organisation scrutinised the government’s ongoing commitment to stringent “conditionality” in …

Wrong info on gender pay website

Published: May 4, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has launched an online gender pay gap viewing service to enable the public to view information organisations have published so far to fulfil their gender …

Penguin provides aid for trainees

Published: May 4, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Publishing group Penguin Random House UK will pay all work experience participants the National Living Wage – currently £7.50 an hour – and offer accommodation support for candidates who live …

Labour ready for election battle

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Labour insists it is ready to fight the surprise June 8 election called by Theresa May. The party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was a chance to get a government …