November, 2019

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Four steps to take us to a green and fairer economy

The TUC is strongly supports radical action to tackle climate change and decarbonise our economy. As the voice of working people, we have a particular responsibility to champion a just transition to a new low-carbon economy — see our July... (Continue reading)

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63% increase in Indian students choosing to study in the UK

Latest UK Immigration Statistics published today (28 November), show that over 30,000 Indian students received a Tier 4 (study) visa for the year ending September 2019 – up from almost 19,000 the previous year. This remarkable 63% increase year on... (Continue reading)

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UK invests in European Space Agency programmes

The UK Space Agency has today announced it will invest £374m per year with the European Space Agency The UK Space Agency has today (28 November) announced it will invest £374m per year with the European Space Agency (ESA) to... (Continue reading)

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50,000 new jobs created in Wales, thanks to EU

Jeremy Miless is celebrating the success of more than a decade of EU funding in Wales, as well as looking ahead to potential future regional investment, as latest figures show almost 50,000 jobs have been created in Wales since the... (Continue reading)

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Improving NHS services for victims of sexual crime

Bill will support improvements to service delivery. Victims of rape and sexual assault will be able to refer themselves for forensic examination without having to report a crime to police, as a result of measures outlined in a new Scottish... (Continue reading)

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Pet-friendly accommodation services

Supporting people who are homeless and their pets. Pet owners facing homelessness are set to benefit from better support finding a home which allows them to keep their animals. New guidance recommends that landlords and local authorities introduce: temporary shelters... (Continue reading)

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#16Days of action to help combat domestic abuse

Somerset County Council is backing a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence in a bid to end it. Sixteen Days of Action against domestic abuse started this week (Monday 25 November) and runs until Monday 10 December. Working... (Continue reading)

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Mental health in schools

Dedicated counselling service for pupils.  Professional counselling services will be available to all secondary school pupils who require it by September next year. Agreement has been reached between the Scottish Government and COSLA on the detailed allocation of £60 million... (Continue reading)

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Council seeks views on attracting more people into city centre on Sundays

Belfast City Council is asking members of the public for their views on how to attract new visitors to the city centre on Sundays – particularly during the spring and summer. The consultation follows significant investment by Council and a... (Continue reading)

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Launch of world’s first ‘gender-lens’ property fund

The first gender-lens property fund to support women at risk of homelessness has been launched, aiming to raise £100m. The Women In Safe Homes (WISH) Fund will provide 750 affordable homes across the UK for women who are experiencing homelessness,... (Continue reading)

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