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The merging of police forces could help defend against cost cutting demands in the future
Cuts ‘may lead to police mergers’

By Alex Stevenson The Home Office may have to consider authorising the merger of police authorities in a bid to cope with future spending cuts, MPs have warned. The Commons’ home affairs committee’s report on police service strength says that prioritising the frontline may require radical reforms in backroom functions. It identifies the need for… 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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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Police win judicial review over police pay award
Police take Home Office to court over pay

Police officers have won the right to mount a legal challenge over their pay award. The Home Office will now face a High Court challenge over its refusal to backdate the 2.5 per cent pay award, as recommended by the Police Arbitration Tribunal. Police officers claimed this decision effectively devalued it to an annual 1.9… Read more »