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Infrastructure delays pile up

28 January 2019

An independent report from KPMG published last week found that the delayed Crossrail project is eating up cash at the rate of £30 million a week.

Child social care in the red

20 January 2019

New figures show that almost 9 in 10 English councils overspent on children’s social care in the last financial year, reflecting growing numbers of children being placed into the system. 

Nuclear gap

19 January 2019

Hitachi has pulled out of building a new nuclear power station in Anglesey, two months after Toshiba dropped its project in Cumbria. Britain’s nuclear energy policy is now in disarray.

Revealed: the inside plot against Brexit

18 January 2019

Shortly after the overwhelming defeat of the government's proposed deal with the European Union on the evening of 14 January, three senior ministers held a conference call with ten representatives of big business…

NHS plan: still not fit

15 January 2019

The government's NHS Long Term Plan for England came out on 7 January. It includes significant spending and opportunities to improve the service. But there are also critical weaknesses for NHS workers to deal with.

A coup against democracy

13 January 2019

As the delayed vote on Theresa May’s “withdrawal” agreement approaches, it has become increasingly obvious that parliament is planning a coup. 

Car jobs on the line

13 January 2019

The loss of jobs in the car industry is blamed on Brexit; that’s not the case. To think that the EU or May’s deal is any answer will disarm the fight to maintain and build the industry.

People smuggling and profit

6 January 2019

People smuggling across the Channel is increasing. Tiny dinghies crossing busy shipping put lives at risk. It’s lucrative – crime bosses saying that it is more profitable than smuggling drugs.

Bus journeys fall

6 January 2019

Long the “Cinderella” of transport services, local bus services, especially in rural areas, are seeing deep and damaging cuts.

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