Policies

DIT names three new trade commissioners

2 June 2020

Appointees will aim to increase trade between the UK and South Asia, China and Hong Kong and Europe

We have special legislation to cope with crises like Covid – so why didn’t the government use it?

5 June 2020

Instead of invoking the Civil Contingencies Act when the pandemic broke out, the government drafted its own coronavirus bill. Could it be because of the CCA's emphasis on scrutiny?

Johnson hints at review of no recourse to public funds policy after ‘jaw-dropping’ committee grilling

28 May 2020

Work and pension committee chair to follow up with No.10 after PM ‘clearly surprised to hear that people in this situation can’t claim Universal Credit or other benefits’

We have special legislation to cope with crises like Covid – so why didn’t the government use it?

5 June 2020

Instead of invoking the Civil Contingencies Act when the pandemic broke out, the government drafted its own coronavirus bill. Could it be because of the CCA's emphasis on scrutiny?

Cabinet Office unit to examine racial disparities in Covid-19 infection and death rates

5 June 2020

Work to build on PHE review that found death rates are highest among BAME communities – as EHRC launches inquiry

DHSC 'satisfied' after investigating Serco contract tracers data breach

5 June 2020

Outsourcer training coronavirus tracers was told to take "remedial measures" after sharing email addressers

Social care chiefs tell DHSC their concerns over Covid-19 response

16 April 2020

Leaked letter to senior health department official says ministers’ messages have created ‘confusion and additional workload’

'No child should go unseen again': Children's commissioner Anne Longfield

6 April 2020

Anne Longfield has spent four decades helping disadvantaged young people in one way or another. As she prepares to step down as children’s commissioner for England, she tells Colin Marrs about...

First MHCLG food parcels delivered to vulnerable people

30 March 2020

Department says hundreds of thousands of boxes could be delivered each week as part of shielding plans for those vulnerable to Covid-19