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MPs doubt benefits of PPP Tube contract

Public-private partnerships on London Underground have proved costly and produced few improvements, a parliamentary report has concluded. The Commons cross-party Transport Committee warned rises in the number of safety incidents could jeopardise safety on the Underground. MPs raised major concerns about the management, cost and delivery of infrastructure projects. “It is clear that the fragmentation… Read more »

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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Government must end pension inequality for low-income workers

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) urges swift action to end the injustice that people on low incomes (mostly women) are charged 25 per cent more for their pension contributions due to the way their employers’ pensions schemes operate.

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Westminster breached by undercover reporter

A journalist using fake references breached security at the Houses of Parliament to get a job working on the switchboard, granting him access to the offices of leading politicians. Once Daily Mirror journalist Daniel Boffey tricked his way into Westminster after responding to a newspaper advertisement, he was given access to ministers’ offices and mobile… Read more »