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Out of School Educational Settings Consultation Received 18,000 submissions

13th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

Between late November 2015 and early January 2016 the Government held a consultation on proposals to subject any English ‘out of school educational setting’ providing educational services accessed by any child for 6 hours or more a week to Ofsted ins

Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill receives Second Reading

28th Oct 2016
Public Affairs

Last Friday, 21 October Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill received its Second Reading in the House of Lords.

MP’s Call for a More Generous Marriage Allowance

9th Sep 2016
Public Affairs

From 2000-1 till 2015-16 the UK failed to recognise marriage in its income tax system.

Throughout this period CARE campaigned vigorously for the reintroduction of the recognition of marriage in the tax system.

Christian Charities write open letter asking Welsh Government to reject Out-Of-School Educational Settings Proposals

6th Jun 2016
Essie Mac Eyeson

Christian charities – CARE, Christian Concern, Evangelical Alliance, Evangelical Movement of Wales, Lawyers Christian Fellowship and The Christian Institute have written a joint statement urging the Welsh Government to rethink their out- of-school ed

Research shows link between problem gambling and proliferation of betting shops with FOBTs

27th May 2016
Essie Mac Eyeson

A report commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) – a body that is funded by the gambling industry - into B2 gambling machines, commonly known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) has shown a link between problem gambling, betting shop

Government probed on relaxation of Sunday Trading laws

18th Dec 2015
Essie Mac Eyeson

Last Monday, 14 December the Government was questioned over plans to reform Sunday trading laws.

Family Test Bill – Second Reading Debate Today

4th Dec 2015
Essie Mac Eyeson

This afternoon Caroline Ansell MP brought her Family Test Bill to the House of Commons for its Second Reading. Mrs Ansell spoke passionately about the centrality of strong and stable families to national wellbeing.

Open letter to Government calling for the reduction of stakes on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs)

10th Jul 2015
Essie Mac Eyeson

Faith groups and Anti-Gambling charities have called on Government to reduce the stakes that an individual can bet per game on FOBT machines.

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MPs and Peers recommend new measures to improve the care of trafficked children

14th Jun 2013

In a report into the situation of unaccompanied migrant children published this week, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has recommended a series of measures to improve the care given to trafficked children and victims of trafficking more generally.

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Government reaffirms commitment to reform internet gambling law

15th Jul 2011

Following the revelation of allegations of corrupt practices by a large remote gambling company by US authorities, and after many British gamblers were frozen out of their accounts, the Gambling Minister, John Penrose, has revealed the Government’s p