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Welsh government position on shooting confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has received ministerial confirmation which quashes claims that country sports will be banned in Wales by 2024.  The false information was spread through a series of social media posts in March this year, which made claims that shooting and other country sports would have no future in… Read more »

Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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The House of Lords is changing its allowances system
New Lords expenses system revealed

By staff A new system for Lords expenses, which would limit peers to £300 a day allowances, has been announced by Lord Strathclyde, leader of the Lords. The reform would scrap various types of Lords expenses claims, including the highly contentious ‘overnight subsistence’ allowance, and replace them with a flat £300 sum – or… Read more »

Lords reform - after 99 years of waiting
Lords reform bill ‘by end of year’

By Alex Stevenson A cross-party committee will publish a draft bill on Lords reform by the end of the year, Nick Clegg has announced. The deputy prime minister used his debut at the despatch box to reveal his plans for the bill to be scrutinised by a rarely-used joint committee of both the Lords and… Read more »