11 June 2021
Charges of £8 a day for drivers of highly polluting vehicles in Birmingham's Ultra Low Emission Zone are to be enforced from Monday 14 June. The zone includes some of Birmingham’s most deprived neighbourhoods.
26 May 2021
To the delight of the country’s leading trade union federation, the Swiss government has abandoned talks with the EU over replacing its 120-odd treaties with Brussels with one overarching “framework” agreement.
22 May 2021
Free trade negotiations with Australia being rushed through by the government could have devastating implications for farmers across the UK.
21 May 2021
The Williams–Shapps Plan for Rail – a government White Paper – has finally been published. And like too many of Britain’s trains, it arrived very late and was truly underwhelming.
20 May 2021
A judicial review on the Northern Ireland protocol began in the High Court in Belfast on 14 May. The protocol is part of the Brexit deal that has created a trade border between Britain and Northern Ireland.
20 May 2021
Labour in Wales did not mention it in its manifesto, but now it wants to spend millions on creating yet more seats in the Senedd assembly – at public cost but without public benefit.
18 May 2021
Manchester bus drivers, members of the union Unite, working for Go North West have defeated a plan by the company to fire and rehire them on worse pay and conditions, ending a strike that began at the end of February.
16 May 2021
A hard border for medicines between Northern Ireland and Britain imposed by the EU is denies people in the province early access to a new life-saving cancer drug.
11 May 2021
Louise Lewis, the suspended National Education Union rep at North Huddersfield Trust School, has finally been reinstated after a seven-month battle by her fellow union members.
5 May 2021
Library users in Glasgow have reacted to closure proposals from the SNP-run council with weekends of read-ins and demonstrations at the threatened sites.
22 April 2021
A new report describes the sharp grow in youth unemployment since the pandemic began. Britain’s young adults are disproportionately impacted by the economic crisis.
16 March 2021
The government’s new bus strategy for England, announced on 15 March, has been met with a lukewarm response, to say the least.
15 March 2021
Strike action by drivers at Go North West in Manchester has been solid – and well supported in the wider labour movement.
1 March 2021
Bus drivers working for Go North West have begun an all-out strike against company plans to fire and rehire workers on worse pay and conditions.