Category: Social Issues

Families still feel the squeeze after Spring Statement warns Catholic Union

Following the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, the Catholic Union has issued a statement.   Nigel Parker, Director of the Catholic Union, comments: “The increased cost of living is hitting family budgets hard – especially those that were just about managing. While some of the changes announced by the Chancellor will take the edge off spiralling food […]

Christian groups call on Chancellor to ease tax burden on families

Three Christian organisations have called on the Chancellor to make the tax system fairer for families ahead of the Spring Statement 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 called for action […]

Bill of Rights should focus on recognised fundamental rights, says Catholic Union

The Catholic Union has called for a renewed focus on universal, inviolable, and inalienable rights as part of plans for a new Bill of Rights being proposed by the Government.   Following a review of the Human Rights Act, the Government is consulting on a number of possible changes to the framework of human rights […]

Catholic Union responds to Budget and Spending Review

Following the Chancellor’s statement to Parliament today on the Budget and Spending Review, the Catholic Union has issued the response below:   Catholic Union Director, Nigel Parker, comments: “This Budget and Spending Review should be the foundation for our recovery from the pandemic – not just in terms of Government spending, but also in terms […]

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 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 […]

Catholic Union Briefing: New Plan for Immigration

In July 2021, the Government introduced the Nationality and Borders Bill to Parliament. The Bill seeks to put the proposals contained within the New Plan for Immigration into legislation. The purpose of the Bill is to make provision about nationality, asylum and immigration; to make provision about victims of slavery or human trafficking; to provide a […]

Catholic Union encourages Government to partner with faith groups

The Catholic Union has called on the Government to unlock the potential of faith groups in helping to tackle local problems.   In a letter to the Faiths Minister, Lord Greenhalgh, the Catholic Union has called for better guidance from the Government to encourage local authorities to work with faith groups at the ground level. […]

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