school bullying

Bullying in schools

An overview of school bullying in the UK, including the prevalence of out of school bullying and cyber bullying.Read More
Brownfield Land

Brownfield Development

An overview of brownfield development covering it definition, scale, history, current policy, and the political debate surrounding brownfield sites.Read More

British Summer Time

An overview of the arrangements for British Summer Time, the main proposals for reform, and the arguments made for and against a change in the clocks. Read More


An overview of the legal position surrounding begging in the United Kingdom, and of the current political debate that accompanies it.Read More

Broiler chicken

An overview of the political debate around broiler chickens, covering current practices in the UK, the arguments supporting the practice, and the campaigns mounted in opposition.Read More
Calls for BBC bosses to quit

BBC TV Licence Fee

An overview of the BBC Licence Fee: how it works, the arguments made around its abolition and retention, and details of potential alternative ways to fund the BBC.Read More
Monetary Policy Committee

Bank of England Independence

An overview of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, how it works, its history, and the debate around whether it should be independent of politics.Read More
Boris front runner as Tory candidate

Boris Johnson Salary

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is entitled to an annual salary of £161,401. All of his recent predecessors as Prime Minister have been able to command substantial earnings and fees on leaving office.Read More

Bedroom tax

An overview of the bedroom tax, the rules surrounding it, its impact, the motivation behind the policy, the opposition made to it, and successful legal challenges in the courts.Read More
Business rates

Business rates

An overview of UK business rates, how they operate, what they raise, the different aspects of business rate relief, arguments around the system, and suggestions for reform.Read More


Brook is the only national charity to offer a holistic approach to improving young people’s sexual health and wellbeing. Each year Brook supports hundreds of thousands of young people through its unique combination of clinical services, education and wellbeing programmes, training, and advocacy work. Brook also delivers all age services, ensuring whole communities can benefit...Read More

Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) is a trade union of workers in the food industry. It was founded in 1847, in Manchester, by a group of Journeymen Bakers.  The next year, the organisation began to operate on a national level, and became the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers. In 1861 it played a...Read More
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British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)

Founded in 1908, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), formerly the Wildfowlers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland (WAGBI), is the largest fieldsports organisation in the UK. It campaigns to protect and promote country shooting and conservation. Country shooting includes live quarry shooting of game, wildfowl and the management of pest species. Today...Read More
Tony Blair delivers his tenth and final new year's message

Tony Blair

Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007, Tony Blair is the only Labour leader to have won three consecutive General Elections. As Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, he has started to become more active again on the broadcast media in recent times.Read More