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Norway, Denmark, and human rights groups challenge UK over abortion deletion

Over 20 human rights, pro-choice, and international aid groups, and the Norwegian and Danish Governments, have called on the UK Government to reverse its decision to arbitrarily strip ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and ‘bodily autonomy’ from an international human rights statement it – and 22 other countries – signed only two weeks ago…. Read more »

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Treasury must reinvest up to £1bn of potential savings from the next state pension age rise to help people adversely affected, says think tank Phoenix Insights

Longevity think tank Phoenix Insights, part of Phoenix Group, is today calling for the Government to reinvest up to £1billion of the potential savings that will come about if it raises the state pension age again, to support those most negatively impacted by a rise. The last rise in state pension age did not simply… Read more »

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Would-be rebels  face huge pressure from student protests today
Decision time on tuition fees

By Alex Stevenson The coalition government is undergoing its biggest test since its inception, as protestors march through London while MPs debate tuition fees. Significant numbers of both Liberal Democrat and Conservative backbenchers have warned party whips that they may not be able to support the government on this evening’s motion. Last-minute agonising is being… Read more »

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Jesus College, Cambridge: Even universities at the top end of the scale may have to charge over £6,000, say the UCU
Universities must charge £6,863 ‘to survive’

By Peter Wozniak The government’s plans to cut higher education funding will mean that tuition fees of nearly £7,000 will be the norm rather than the exception, a union warns. In justifying the raising of the cap on tuition fees to £9,000, the coalition has made it a cornerstone of their argument that universities which… Read more »