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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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Government announces plans to reform the big business audit regime

The Department for Business has announced its intention to publish a draft bill to revamp the UK audit regime and cut EU red tape. Officials hope reforms will boost big business accountability and help British businesses operate with more agility and investment. The move will reduce the risk of large companies collapsing, thus, increasing job… Read more »