road pricing

Huhne calls for UK to be world-leader on climate change
Lib Dems set out plans for carbon neutral Britain

The Liberal Democrats want to charge drivers to use motorways as part of a commitment to making Britain carbon neutral by 2050. Tolls on motorways and charges for lorry drivers would be used to fund a major upgrade of the rail network, including high speed train lines such as a London-Edinburgh link, under plans set… 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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Local schemes to target congestion
MPs get first say on road pricing

MPs will get their first chance to comment on road pricing as plans that would allow local pilot schemes are published by the Department for Transport (DfT). Measures to allow local authorities to launch pay-as-you-drive trials are included in the draft local transport bill, published by the government for consultation and parliamentary scrutiny. At least… Read more »