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CARE welcomes call from MPs to restrict children’s access to pornography

18th Apr 2012
Public Affairs

PRESS RELEASE - CARE warmly welcomes the Report from the Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection, published today.

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Scotland - Questions to ask your candidates

16th Apr 2012
Public Affairs

Elections to your local council are being held on 3rd May. Councils  spend over £11 billion each year and employ around 230,000 people.They are responsible for delivering vital services such as education and social work.

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Getting behind the facts – Marginal Effective Tax Rates (METRs), Child Poverty and Income Inequality

11th Apr 2012
Public Affairs

Much has been made by both the current and previous Government about how to tackle child poverty (note the much talked about child poverty targets for example). Broadly speaking there are two ways in which this can be done.

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Gathering Voices

30th Mar 2012

Gathering Voices – A Journey of Prayer is an exciting initiative aiming to gather a network of voices, young and old, to intercede into the injustice of prostitution and human trafficking, running up to the 2012 Games.

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New law to stop children accessing hardcore porn

29th Mar 2012
Public Affairs

One in three children has seen hardcore internet pornography New laws which will make it more difficult for children to access hardcore pornography were introduced in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Online environment to be made safer under new proposals in Private Members Bill

28th Mar 2012
Public Affairs

Baroness Howe of Idlicote  introduced her ‘Online Safety’ Private Members Bill to the House of Lords today.


Budget Tragic Missed Opportunity Says CARE

22nd Mar 2012
Public Affairs

Social policy charity CARE has today expressed its disappointment in yesterday’s Budget.

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Child Benefit Concession Still Far From Fair Says CARE

21st Mar 2012
Public Affairs

PRESS RELEASE - CARE welcomes the Chancellor’s announcements in the Budget today that he will first raise the threshold for the withdrawal of child benefit to £50,000 and subsequently withdraw the benefit gradually between £50,000 and £60,000 to avoi

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With Budget hours away – will the Government commit to supporting marriage?

21st Mar 2012
Public Affairs

Today’s Budget provides a wonderful opportunity for the Government to give effect to their commitment to marriage, emphasised as recently as last week, by supporting marriage through the tax system.

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UK tax system tightens the screw on ‘squeezed middle’

13th Mar 2012
Public Affairs

UK tax system tightens the screw on ‘squeezed middle’, warns major new report from social policy charity CARE is publishing its fifth annual review by independent consultants of the taxation of families – The taxation of families 2010/11.

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The “logic” of abortion, ‘after-birth abortion’ and infanticide

1st Mar 2012
Chris Buttenshaw

Last week an article appeared in the Journal of Medical Ethics entitled, somewhat controversially, ‘After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?’  Unsurprisingly, this article has provoked a lot of reaction ranging from embracement of liberal phil

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Coalition for Marriage Launched

20th Feb 2012
Public Affairs

CARE has joined with a number of faith-based and secular groups to participate in and launch the Coalition for Marriage.