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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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Reeves: Chancellor ‘gambling’ with new energy scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has laid out plans to spread the costs of rising energy prices for “80% of homes in England”.  Sunak told the House of Commons today that it would be “dishonest” to pretend we do not have to adjust the energy price cap, which will rise to £1,971 from April..  The Chancellor faced… Read more »

Minister claims to 'absolutely recognise' cost of living issues ahead of dramatic energy price jump
Minister ‘very proud’ of cost of living response

A minister has stressed that he is “very, very proud” of the government’s measures to tackle cost of living issues. Foreign minister James Cleverly said the cabinet “absolutely recognise” the issues associated with the fifty per cent energy price cap jump set to be rolled out from April. This morning Ofgem is scheduled to confirm… Read more »