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Highest number of MPs ever take secular affirmation

The UK has elected the most openly non-religious House of Commons in history, with roughly 40% of MPs during their swearing-in ceremony choosing to take the secular affirmation instead of a religious oath to God, up from 24% after the 2019 election. These include the Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and 50% of the Cabinet…. Read more »

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MDU urges new government to reform healthcare regulation to boost morale

Responding to today’s general election result, Dr Michael Devlin, Medical Defence Union (MDU) head of professional standards said: “A new government always finds plenty of problems waiting for them on the desk. Sadly, it has become too familiar for us to see a healthcare workforce that is over stretched and under supported. This was reflected… Read more »

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UK inflation climbs to new 40 year high
UK inflation climbs to new 40 year high

Inflation soared to 9.1 per cent in the UK across May, hitting a new four-decade high. The consumer price index climbed to 9.1 per cent, fresh data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows, up from 9 per cent in April. The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) climbed by 7.9… Read more »