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The government need to do more to coordinate immigration
Govt under-funding ‘increases community tension’

Government under-funding of local public services risks worsening community tension as competition for services increases, an influential group of MPs has said. The communities and local government committee found migration can have positive impact on communities by filing employment vacancies and increasing diversity. But it also said the government’s failure to properly invest in schools,… Read more »

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MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported

MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported Leading not for profit indemnifier, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today that almost all the requests it receives from its healthcare professional members for help with medico-legal issues are supported. The MDU provides full assistance, which can include legal defence and… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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Govt to offer ‘free donuts’ to voters

Voters could receive free donuts or entries to a prize draw in exchange for voting by local councils, under the government’s new white paper on community empowerment. The white paper suggests providing “incentives for voting in local government elections”, such as by prize draws. The previous chairman of the Councillors Commission, Dame Jane Roberts, has… Read more »