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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Jersey votes to legalise assisted dying

The States Assembly of Jersey has voted to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people. In a landmark vote, Jersey’s politicians have voted in favour of compassion, autonomy, and the rights of people who are dying. Humanists UK and Channel Islands Humanists have welcomed the historic vote. A significant majority of 31 Assembly members vote… Read more »

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Humanists UK expresses concern as Government launches human rights review
Call for legal protections for teachers against ‘blasphemy’ welcomed by Humanists UK

The Government-backed independent review into political violence and disruption has been published today and recommends teachers to be given legal protections against allegations of ‘blasphemy’. This has been welcomed by Humanists UK, who has been leading the campaign for robust support for teaching staff in response to recent controversies, including the suspension of a teacher in Batley after showing an image… Read more »

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The NAO says some customers are being left behind
Vulnerable consumers ‘left behind’

Removing price controls in energy, telecoms and postal markets has proved beneficial but some “vulnerable” consumers are being left behind, a report warns. The National Audit Office (NAO) reports that the introduction of competition by regulators Ofgem, Ofcom and Postcomm between 2002 and 2006 has allowed consumers to find a better deal by switching providers…. Read more »

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Darling considers immunity for City grasses
City could gain whistleblower protection

The Treasury is considering extending whistleblower protection to the City in a bid to prevent market manipulation. It is hoped the power would encourage people to come forward with evidence of fraudulent activity without fear of prosecution. Shares in bank HBOS tumbled last week when false rumours were spread about the bank. The Financial Services… Read more »