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The Scottish Government Ferry Fiasco Continues
Ministers have agreed to support new proposals aimed at enabling Ferguson Marine Port Glasgow (FMPG) to improve productivity and build a sustainable future.   As Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa approach completion, the Scottish Government has been working with the company on a long term business plan which positions the shipyard to bid for and secure new work.  
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Milestone For Children's Rights - Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child Act Commences
Children's rights will now be at the heart of decision making in Scotland as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (Incorporation) Act comes into force.   The UNCRC Act requires public authorities to protect children’s human rights in their decision-making when delivering functions conferred by Acts of the Scottish Parliament.  
Today
Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2023 - Support for redistribution of wealth and growing economy
Half of people in Scotland (50%) believe the Scottish Government should redistribute income from the better-off to those who are less well-off.   This year's Scottish Social Attitudes Survey - which measures the public’s views on a range of issues - shows just under a quarter of people (23%) disagreed with the redistribution of wealth, an attitude that has remained consistent since 2005.  
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Young Brits Warned Of Dangers Of Modern Slavery AbroadThumbnail for article : Young Brits Warned Of Dangers Of Modern Slavery Abroad
Young people travelling to popular holiday destinations to work in bars and clubs have been given advice on the dangers of labour exploitation.   Thousands of young people travelling to popular holiday destinations including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca to work in bars and clubs have been given advice on the dangers of labour exploitation.  
Today
National Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccination Programme Announced
A national RSV vaccine programme protecting infants and elderly will save lives in the UK.   The UK is the first country in the world to offer a national vaccination programme that uses the same vaccine to protect both infants and older adults from RSV.  
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Consumer Price Inflation, UK - June 2024 - 2.0% in the 12 months to June 2024, the same rate as the 12 months to May 2024Thumbnail for article : Consumer Price Inflation, UK - June 2024 - 2.0% in the 12 months to June 2024, the same rate as the 12 months to May 2024
The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers' housing costs (CPIH) rose by 2.8% in the 12 months to June 2024, the same rate as the 12 months to May 2024.   On a monthly basis, CPIH rose by 0.2% in June 2024, the same rate as in June 2023.  
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Producer Price Inflation UK - June 2024 Including Services, April To June 2024Thumbnail for article : Producer Price Inflation UK - June 2024 Including Services, April To June 2024
Changes in the prices of goods bought and sold by UK manufacturers, including price indices of materials and fuels purchased (input prices) and factory gate prices (output prices).  Also including quarterly estimates monitoring the changes in prices charged for services provided to UK-based customers for a range of industries.  
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How Does Parliament Scrutinise Tax And Spending?Thumbnail for article : How Does Parliament Scrutinise Tax And Spending?
Today the king will read his speech outlining what the new Labour government will do in the coming year.   The government needs to raise money before it can spend it on all of its proposals.  
Today
King's Speech To Unlock Growth And Take The Brakes Off Britain
King's Speech set to unveil a raft of bills to unlock growth and improve living standards for working people.   Ambitious legislative agenda will drive forward delivery of the government's first steps and missions to rebuild Britain.  
Yesterday
Labour Should Scrap Two-child Benefit Cap Sooner Rather Than Later
Larry Elliot writing in the Guardian - Families cannot afford to wait until UK government says there is money to spare to make such a decision.   The first real test of Labour's hardline approach to public spending has surfaced within a week of the party taking office - and it is a big one.  
Yesterday
The Race To Beat China's De-industrialisation Of Europe | Made In Europe (2024) | Full FilmThumbnail for article : The Race To Beat China's De-industrialisation Of Europe | Made In Europe (2024) | Full Film
A tsunami of cheap electric vehicles from China could lead to a nightmarish de-industrialisation in Europe.  Dr Peter Tom Jones, a well known climate author, is convinced that Europe has to take the full value chain back in its own hands, from mine to electric vehicle.  
Yesterday
Russia Has Become So Economically Isolated That China Could Order The End Of War In UkraineThumbnail for article : Russia Has Become So Economically Isolated That China Could Order The End Of War In Ukraine
Western leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated by China's role in enabling the war in Ukraine.  Some have even openly threatened to sanction the country if it continues to provide Russia with the materials it needs to build more weapons.  
Yesterday
Labour Can End Austerity At A Stroke - By Taxing The Rich And Taxing Them Hard
George Monbiot writing in he Guardian - The focus on growth to ease the UK's economic ills will not be nearly enough, but there is a way to raise the sums needed.   ever let your opponents define the terms of a debate.  
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Catching Up With Scotland - Deputy Prime Minister Kickstarts New Devolution Revolution To Boost Local PowerThumbnail for article : Catching Up With Scotland - Deputy Prime Minister Kickstarts New Devolution Revolution To Boost Local Power
Deputy Prime Minister Angela Rayner will pledge to kickstart a new devolution revolution to transfer more powers out of Westminster.   Deputy Prime Minister Angela Rayner will today (Tuesday 16 July) pledge to kickstart a new devolution revolution to transfer more powers out of Westminster and into the hands of local people.  
Yesterday
UK Open For Business As Trade Secretary Heads To G7
Jonathan Reynolds will tell G7 counterparts in Italy new global approach will allow UK businesses to plan for economic growth over the next 10 years.   Business and Trade Secretary Jonathan Reynolds will use first international visit to G7 Trade meeting in Italy to announce that the UK is "open for business".  
Yesterday
What Is The King's Speech And What Does It Mean For Me?Thumbnail for article : What Is The King's Speech And What Does It Mean For Me?
Everything you need to know about the State Opening of Parliament.   The King's Speech is a speech written by the government and delivered by the Monarch at the State Opening of Parliament.  
Yesterday
The New Labour Government Plans To Build 1.5 Million Homes - Here's What's Needed To Make It HappenThumbnail for article : The New Labour Government Plans To Build 1.5 Million Homes - Here's What's Needed To Make It Happen
The UK's new Labour government has set itself the bold target of building 1.5 million homes in five years to deal with the critical shortage of housing.   To achieve this, it will have to deliver 50% more than the previous government managed over the same period.  
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How Israel Has Brought The Palestinian Authority To The Brink Of Financial CollapseThumbnail for article : How Israel Has Brought The Palestinian Authority To The Brink Of Financial Collapse
Israel's ultranationalist finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, announced in May that he would be witholding tax revenues earmarked for Palestine.  The decision was made in response to Spain, Ireland and Norway's recognition of a Palestinian state.  
Yesterday
Labour Could Take Action Against Tax Havens - Richard MurphyThumbnail for article : Labour Could Take Action Against Tax Havens - Richard Murphy
Labour could end the curse that the UK's tax havens represent to this country's tax revenues - and to those of other countries.   It demanded action on tax havens when in opposition.  
Yesterday
Travel Agency Shut Down With Holidaymakers Owed Almost £600,000 In Refunds
Customers were left out of pocket, without a holiday and with no refunds provided.   Travel agents Felix Travels and Tours Limited has been wound-up at the High Court after customers complained they had not received the holiday they paid for.