Tag : government

‘Meat-tax?’ A Big Mis-Steak

2 months ago / 0 comments

New findings from researchers at the University of Oxford has sparked discussion on the imposition of a ‘meat-tax’ on red and processed meat products. The study revealed the potentially lifesaving effects that such a measure could have on UK households; including the estimate that a price increase of 13% on … Read More

Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister, resigns over Fixed Betting

2 months ago / 0 comments

Image Credit: [Daily Mail] Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford and Minister for Sport, Civil Society and Loneliness, has resigned as a result of delays in cutting maximum stakes on fixed betting machines. The current maximum stake is £100 and the proposals were to alter this to £2 by … Read More

Universal Credit more like Universal Car Crash…

3 months ago / 0 comments

You may recall that in 2013, the coalition government launched a controversial new welfare policy: Universal Credit. It was designed to ‘simplify’ the current benefits system, which over 80% of the public at the time believed to be rife with false claims. This was according to the British Social Attitudes … Read More

Question Time Looking For Under 30s In Leeds

10 months ago / 0 comments

The popular BBC debate show, Question Time, is returning to Leeds for the first time since 2015. Due to be filmed on Thursday, March 22, at the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University, the episode will be the first since a General Election special featuring David Cameron, Ed Miliband and … Read More

The Office for Students: What Is It?

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Office for Students (OfS) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for all the wrong reasons, but what is the intended purpose of this new body? The government intends the OfS to be a body which regulates the higher education marketplace which combines the old HEFCE and … Read More

The Carillion Crows Are Circling: Is Outsourcing Dead?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Facility management firm Carillion’s recent collapse was one of epic proportions, casting 450 public-sector contracts into doubt, dragging down thousands of small businesses and leaving tens of thousands of employees with an uncertain few weeks ahead. As a gargantuan enterprise with a vast web of projects, services and indeed debt … Read More

Anything but a luxury: periods, and why dignity should be free

1 year ago / 0 comments

At no point during the pasta-filled weeks of my student budget do I think to myself “you know what, I cannot live without some caviar this week”. It’s a luxury. Period. Which is ironic, considering that my ‘time of the month’ is apparently also just that. A grandiose display of … Read More

Will the New Budget Solve Our Debt Problems?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Last week, news broke that the Chancellor was looking at ways to fill a black hole of nearly £20bn in the public finances before the budget later this month. Recent analysis shows that the deficit is likely to rise to nearly £36bn in the next four years, double the forecast … Read More

Leeds Capital of Culture Bid Under Threat

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture looks to be in tatters after the European Commission told the UK government that a British city will not be allowed to host, following the Brexit vote. Cities across the UK, including Leeds, Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, submitted their bids … Read More

Government Refuses to Disclose Brexit Impact on Universities

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Department for Exiting the EU are under pressure to release a report assessing the impact Brexit will have on different sectors of British economy, including Higher Education. In response to a freedom of information request by Labour MP Seema Malhotra, the Brexit department stated “there is a strong public interest in … Read More