Author: Catholic Union

Christian groups call on Chancellor to deliver for families

Three Christian organisations have called on the Chancellor to make the tax system fairer for families ahead of the Budget and Spending Review later this month.   The Catholic Union of Great Britain; the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics; and the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society, St Mary’s University, Twickenham have set […]

Catholic Union calls on Gove to deliver for faith groups

The Catholic Union has warned that work on faith engagement risks being “side-lined” under a new department headed up by Michael Gove.   As part of Boris Johnson’s recent reshuffle, Mr Gove was appointed Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – the department previously known as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and […]

Editorial: Challenges to life are numerous and serious

Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, writes: It’s been a challenging week for those seeking to uphold the dignity of life. On Wednesday, the High Court rejected the legal case brought against the UK Government by Heidi Crowter and others who claimed that current abortion law is discriminatory by allowing abortion up to birth for Down’s Syndrome. […]

Editorial: What the reshuffle means for Catholics

Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, writes: Nothing gets the Westminster rumour mill going like a reshuffle. The shake up of Ministers was more extensive than expected, but it remains to be seen what impact the changes in personnel will have on policy. Dominic Raab’s move to the Ministry of Justice could lead to bolder […]

Catholic Union calls for spending on welfare to be maintained

The Catholic Union has urged the Chancellor not to cut spending on social security this year as the uplift in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits is due to end. The Catholic Union has described the £20 uplift as a “lifeline” to millions of people during the pandemic, but the Chancellor has said the policy […]

Editorial: Families should be the focus of welfare spending

Catholic Union Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, writes: MPs and peers will be heading back to Westminster on Monday as Parliament returns from summer recess. As social distancing measures have come to an end, Parliament will look and sound much more like normal. Judging by press coverage over the past few weeks, there is […]

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