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Rising Business Uncertainty Post-Referendum

Resolution Foundation responds to the latest labour market statistic showing business uncertainty post-vote to be a major challenge. The UK employment rate reached a new record high of 74.4 per cent in the three months to May, largely off the back of rising self-employment. With employee numbers also showing a...


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Need For More Women Working In Energy Industry

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy claims more women working in energy are needed to help meet global climate and energy challenges. On Wednesday 20 July, the Energy Institute (EI) and POWERful Women (PfW) hosted a round-table discussion on ‘the importance of women in energy’ to address the barriers facing...


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Risk Of Animal Experiments To Rise In UK After Brexit

Following Brexit, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is concerned that hard-fought EU regulations on animal experiments could be rolled back in the UK. Decades of progress have seen the replacement of outdated animal tests with advanced non-animal techniques. Government figures released today show a rise in the number of...


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EU Emission Targets Don’t Meet Paris Agreement Goals

EU countries’ climate targets are too weak to prevent devastating climate change. According to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the Commission missed an important opportunity to scale up EU climate action in today’s proposal by failing to introduce a ratchet-up mechanism to increase targets over time and by refusing...


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Agriculture To Possibly Play Part In Emissions Reduction

Organic farming claims agriculture should contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions Brussels, 20 July 2016 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes the Commission’s proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in key economic sectors such as agriculture by 30% by 2030, but warns that allowing forest carbon credits...


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New Government Praised For A Solid Start On Climate Change

Christian Aid today notes the work done by the new Government as the Fifth Carbon Budget passed both Houses or Parliament just less than a week after the new Prime Minister was appointed. Responding to the successful passage of the budget through Parliament, Christian Aid’s Principal Climate Change Adviser Dr...


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1 Million UK Jobs Threatened After Complete Leadership Vacuum Post-Brexit

The UK financial services sector is yet to see a strong and able leader post-Brexit, causing UK sector competitiveness and threatened jobs, says Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). In The Review, the CISI’s quarterly member magazine, the CISI notes that for three weeks since the EU referendum on...


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Funding Announcement For Climate Change Flooding Protection

The Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, Dr Richard Dixon, has reacted to the Scottish Government funding announcement of flood protection for 10,000 homes. Dixon commented, “Today’s announcement will be welcome relief to thousands of people across Scotland who are witnessing first-hand the local weather changes brought about by...


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‘Breakaway Unit’ Needed For Social Enterprise And Social Investment SEUK Says

Minister Rob Wilson has been moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK has responded to this decision. Holbrook said: “Social enterprises are businesses and need to be recognised as such by Government. We would...


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Different Conclusions Reached On Safety Of Glyphosate

Different conclusions were reached last year by the WHO’s IARC and EFSA regarding the safety of glyphosate. Given that EFSA’s review of glyphosate relies almost entirely on industry funded, unpublished studies, to reach any other conclusion from the WHO would be unthinkable. The reason that other eminent international scientists advising the...


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10,000 Homes To Benefit From Flood Protection

A new £42 million a year plan has been announced to protect 10,000 homes in Scotland over the next decade. More than 10,000 families are to benefit from a ten year strategy to protect homes in many of Scotland’s most flood-prone communities. The plan is the result of grant funding...


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Earnings For Millennials Fall £8,000 During Their 20s Due To ‘Generational Pay Penalty’

Theresa May has highlighted the intergenerational inequality and has warned of Britain’s longstanding promise of ‘generational pay progress’ which could result in a ‘pay penalty’ for millennials, who are at risk of being the first generation to earn less than their predecessors over the course of their working lives. This...


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£44k Extra Rent Paid by Millennials Compared to Baby Boomers by Age 30

According to the Resolution Foundation, fewer home owners and rising costs in the private rental sector mean that millennials will have spent £44,0000 more in rent by the time they reach 30 compared to baby boomers. The analysis, published ahead of the launch of the Resolution Foundation’s flagship Intergenerational Commission...


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Friends of the Earth React to DEFRA Appointment

Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, has reacted to the appointment of Andrea Leadsom as DEFRA Secretary. He said: “Whatever the outcome of EU negotiations, Andrea Leadsom must defend and extend existing nature protections – an early test will be ruling-out the return of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides...


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PM Theresa May Must Stick to EU 2020 Climate Change Targets

A call has been made today for the new UK Prime Minster, Theresa May, and her cabinet to commit to current EU climate change targets. Regardless of Brexit negotiations, she should commit to reducing carbon emissions and radically transforming energy infrastructure in the UK by 2020. This is the...