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Assisted Suicide: Hard Cases Make Bad Law

6th Jul 2012
Public Affairs

On 3 July an inspirational Parliamentary Rally to promote better palliative care and oppose the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia was held in Westminster by Care Not Killing in association with CARE and a number of other organisations.

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55% of parents married when first child born, statistics reveal

4th Jul 2012
Public Affairs

This headline demonstrates that marriage is still by some distance the most common relationship status for parents, for first and all subsequent births.  This information is drawn from the Millennium Cohort Study, which holds a wealth of data on the


Rally for better palliative care and against assisted suicide – 3 July 2012

29th Jun 2012
Public Affairs

Care Not Killing – in association with CARE and Right to Life – has organised a Rally in Westminster on Tuesday 3 July. There are fantastic speakers, including the Rt.

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Presumed consent proposals misguided and likely to be ineffectual, says CARE

18th Jun 2012
Public Affairs

67% of unique consultation responses were against the Welsh Government’s proposals CARE wholeheartedly supports measures to increase organ and tissue donation; however, the Welsh Government’s draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill to introduce a sy

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Scotland Update -June 2012

14th Jun 2012
Public Affairs

Please pray about the re-definition of marriage There are indications that Scottish Government ministers will soon be announcing their decision on re-defining marriage.


Riding the curve – tax burdens, tax credits and withdrawal rates

28th May 2012
Public Affairs

Following my last blog, where I commented that the UK government should think about tax credit withdrawal rates if it wants to tackle child poverty, I thought it would be a good idea to look more into the withdrawal rates and tax burdens faced by one

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Baroness Howe tackles online safety head on in new Private Members’ Bill

18th May 2012
Public Affairs

Baroness Howe of Idlicote (pictured, right) introduced her Online Safety Private Members Bill to the House of Lords on 10 May.

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Is poverty just about income?

4th May 2012
Public Affairs

In short, no, poverty is not just about income, but do read on!

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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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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.