The UK government recently announced plans to raise free medication to the state pension age from 60 to 66, risking 2.4 million people losing their free prescriptions.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, fueled speculation this week by refusing three times to talk about his ambitions to become the future Prime Minister of the UK.
This week, the prime minister is reported to have agreed to raising taxes on younger, lower and middle-income earners through National Insurance (NI), going against the Conservative Party 2019 manifesto pledge not to raise taxes until at least 2024.
The UK Government this week faced a revolt from over 40 Conservative MPs over proposals to break a manifesto commitment by cutting Foreign Aid spending from 0.7 to 0.5 percent of national income.
The Prime Minister has come under intense pressure this week for alleged remarks made last year, quoted as saying that he was ready to see bodies pile up rather than accept a third lockdown.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, faced criticism this week for proposing a 1% pay deal for NHS workers, with the pay rise branded as an “insult” and “kick in the teeth” to NHS heroes that have put their lives on the life to save others.
Unions representing school and college staff this week opposed the full reopening of schools on 8 March, urging the UK Government to implement a ”phased return” of English schools to avoid a risk of a surge in coronavirus cases.
Twenty consecutive opinion polls have shown that most people in Scotland now favour independence, compared to 2014 and following the UK’s exit from the EU.
The new Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, confirmed this week plans for the UK government to review UK workers’ rights post-Brexit, including rules governing the 48-hour week, rest breaks and holiday entitlements.