Sadiq Khan claims Government ‘provoking’ unions into strikes

s adiq Khan has warned the Government may be “deliberately provoking” the unions into strike action following yet another 24-hour walkout. Speaking as Londoners were told not to travel on the Underground on Friday, Mr Khan said: “The way the Government is behaving, it’s almost like they’re deliberately provoking strikes across the country, not just … Read more

Four in 10 under-30s locked into rent contracts that exceed 30% of pay | Renting property

Under-30s renters in Great Britain are facing a financial crisis, with the number paying an unaffordable share of their earnings to landlords hitting a five-year high, according to research. Four in 10 young renters are locked into expensive new contracts that exceed 30% of their pay, a level that housing groups have said is too … Read more

Man arrested after girl, 6, abducted in Greater Manchester | UK news

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl in Droylsden, Greater Manchester. The 23-year-old man, who remains in custody for questioning, is the second to be arrested, after a man aged 35 was arrested on Wednesday evening, shortly after the child’s disappearance, and later released with … Read more

£17m paid to Avanti West Coast is ‘reward for failure’, says Labor | Rail transport

The under-fire rail operator Avanti West Coast has been “rewarded for failure”, Labor said, after the company was paid more than £17m in taxpayers’ money by ministers for performance and management fees in just two years, despite being the worst- performing operator on the rail network. The figures from 2019-20 and 2020-21 include almost £4m … Read more

Labor urges Tories to show they are ‘serious’ about bills crisis and recall parliament – ​​UK politics live | Politics

Tories must show they’re ‘serious’ about bills crisis and recall parliament, says Labour Labor is calling for the government to get a grip on the energy crisis and said the two Tory leadership candidates need to show they are “serious” about the problem and back a recall of parliament. Ofgem is expected to announce next … Read more

NHS leaders warn of ‘humanitarian crisis’ if government doesn’t act on energy costs | UK cost of living crisis

Health sector leaders have warned the UK faces a “humanitarian crisis” of worsening health outcomes unless the government does more to help with rising energy costs. Families are looking ahead to a grim winter as experts predict the cap on energy bills will hit close to £3,600 a year from October, before rising again next … Read more

Cost of living: UK facing ‘public health emergency’ if action not taken on energy bills, NHS chiefs warn | UK News

The cost of living crisis could spark a “public health emergency” and lead to a rise in excess winter deaths unless the government takes action to help people with rising energy costs, health chiefs have warned. Families are looking ahead to a grim winter as experts predict the cap on energy bills will hit close … Read more