A strong and resilient economy is crucial for net-zero Britain – and the private sector must be given the confidence to invest in green jobs

4 min read1 hr The government needs to help clear up the confusion, as it is itself yet to define what it means by a green job The Prime Minister’s welcome 10-point plan heralding a “green industrial revolution” identified the priority areas expected to play a major part in our path to net-zero – but… Continue reading A strong and resilient economy is crucial for net-zero Britain – and the private sector must be given the confidence to invest in green jobs

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IKEA continues to champion climate action by joining COP26 as a Partner

IKEA UK & Ireland is announced as a Partner for United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow and will be furnishing some key areas within the COP26 venue The partnership builds on IKEA’s long-standing commitment to take climate action, with Science-Based Targets that support its commitments to become climate positive by 2030* and reach… Continue reading IKEA continues to champion climate action by joining COP26 as a Partner

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The Pig Industry Thinks The Cabinet Is Split Over Visas As Mass Cull Continues

5 min read05 October Grim evidence of the pig cull currently underway on UK farms to cope with labour shortages has been submitted to Priti Patel as Cabinet ministers appear to have been split on whether to grant more visas for abattoir workers. A dossier of images, including photographs of overcrowded pig sheds, and information… Continue reading The Pig Industry Thinks The Cabinet Is Split Over Visas As Mass Cull Continues

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We need to deliver real substance on ‘levelling up’ or it will become a meaningless sound bite

[Alamy] 3 min read05 October In the midst of party conference season, the country is facing issues over the cost of living, with rising food and gas prices as a result of a shortage of HGV drivers, and increasing global demand, which is having a huge impact on families across Britain. Prior to and during… Continue reading We need to deliver real substance on ‘levelling up’ or it will become a meaningless sound bite

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UK set to face winter of discontent without urgent action to tackle supply chain crisis

4 min read3 hr For businesses to be able to survive they are going to need to trade their way out of this perfect storm of challenges that now face them. Time is running out to avoid a winter of discontent after years of Conservative complacency, to protect families and businesses from the energy prices… Continue reading UK set to face winter of discontent without urgent action to tackle supply chain crisis

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Driving uptake of breast cancer screening to saving lives

Credit: Alamy With the right approach we can encourage more women to attend breast cancer screening appointments and save lives in the process. It is widely recognised that early diagnosis is fundamental to reducing deaths from breast cancer.[1] However, at present, too many women are choosing not to take up screening appointments when invited to attend.[2]… Continue reading Driving uptake of breast cancer screening to saving lives

Reversing biodiversity decline will require decisive action across our society

A survey on behalf of WSP and BrightBlue shows the vast majority of people value the mental wellbeing and improved physical wellbeing benefits of nature Amid the urgency of action to tackle climate change, the issue of biodiversity collapse can easily get lost. In the UK and most countries across the world, biodiversity is declining… Continue reading Reversing biodiversity decline will require decisive action across our society

Tory Faithful Gush Over Rishi Sunak’s Ode To “Fiscal Responsibility”

Rishi Sunak delivered his speech to Conservative party conference in Manchester today and focused on fiscal discipline (Alamy) 4 min read1 hr “What’s not to like about Rishi Sunak? He’s great,” one Conservative activist enthusiastically said as they left the Chancellor’s first in-person speech at party conference. It was a recurring theme among the Tory… Continue reading Tory Faithful Gush Over Rishi Sunak’s Ode To “Fiscal Responsibility”

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rise in national insurance to fund the NHS and social care was the easy bit – now comes the graft

4 min read1 hr My job as Health Select Committee chair is to hold the government to account, and I haven’t shied away from doing that during the pandemic. But that means also giving credit where it’s due. NHS leaders, clinicians and the select committee have been warning about the precarious state of the NHS… Continue reading rise in national insurance to fund the NHS and social care was the easy bit – now comes the graft