Labour will close the gender pay gap by 2030

The Labour Party has outlined their target of closing the gender pay gap by 2030, as part of their electoral promises.

Green Party pledges to appoint 'carbon chancellor'

The Green Party will appoint a ‘carbon chancellor’ to allocate the £100bn per year they have pledged for tackling the climate emergency.

London councils not doing enough to tackle inequality

Many London councils are failing to develop planning policies that go far enough to challenge poverty and inequality in the capital.

More people than ever before turning to food banks

More people than ever are being forced to turn to food banks, following the steepest increase in emergency food parcel handouts in five years.

Review claims HS2 should happen despite rising costs

A review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it should be built, despite its rising cost.

Lib Dems pledge £5bn for flood prevention

The Lib Dems have outlined plans for a £5 billion fund to improve flood defences across the UK, to be paid for through government borrowing.

Dementia care costs to nearly treble in next two decades

The Alzheimer’s Society has said that the cost of social care for people with dementia will nearly treble over the next two decades.

New London Living Wage of £10.75 per hour

The Mayor of London has announced that the London Living Wage rate is to increase to £10.75 per hour.

Extra childcare support pledged by Labour and Lib Dems

Both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have pledged extra money to support the parents of young children.

1.5 million have an unmet need for social care

Approximately 1.5 million older people in England have an unmet need for social care, according to estimates from Age UK.

Billions needed to meet rising costs of adult social care

Councils will need billions in extra funding over the next Parliament if they are to meet the rising costs of providing adult social care.

Northamptonshire budget plans children’s service cuts

Northamptonshire County Council is planning to carry out a £4 million cut to its ‘failing’ children's services.

Manifesto for the North published as campaigning begins

Northern business and elected leaders have set out a bold new vision for the North of England.

Labour promises ‘irreversible shift’ in political decision making

John McDonnell is to promise an ‘irreversible shift in the centre of gravity in political decision making and investment’ from London to the North.

Food bank-reliant households live off £50 a week

Almost one in five using food banks have no money coming in at all in the month before being referred for emergency food.


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