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UK inflation jumps to 40-year high of 9% as food and energy prices spiral

UK inflation jumps to 40-year high of 9% as food and energy prices spiral

LONDON — U.K. inflation soared to a 40-year high of 9% in April as food and energy prices spiraled, official figures revealed Wednesday, escalating the country’s cost-of-living crisis. Consumer prices rose by 2.5% month-on-month, fractionally below expectations for a 2.6% climb in a Reuters poll of economists, which had also projected a 9.1% annual increase. […]

11 Countries Removed From the UK’s red list

11 Countries Removed From the UK’s red list

Government announces all 11 countries on the UK red list will be removed from 4 am Wednesday 15 December as Omicron spreads in countries around the world. Pre-departure tests and PCR testing measures on or before day 2 remain in place, with a review of all travel measures in the new year Change comes as […]

Govt Slams UK for Placing Nigeria On Covid-19 Red List

Govt Slams UK for Placing Nigeria On Covid-19 Red List

The Federal Government has condemned the decision of the United Kingdom to put Nigeria on the red list and place a ban on foreign travels originating from the country following the discovery of Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19 in some Nigerian travellers. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who addressed the press […]

UK To Launch Resettlement Scheme For Vulnerable Afghans

UK To Launch Resettlement Scheme For Vulnerable Afghans

Britain will launch a new resettlement scheme for Afghans who are most in need of help, especially women and girls, after the Taliban seized control of the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce. British soldiers are working amid chaotic scenes in Kabul to help evacuate UK nationals and those Afghan citizens who worked for […]

UK-Funded Chevening Scholarships Opening Doors for Women

UK-Funded Chevening Scholarships Opening Doors for Women

International Women’s Day was observed on March 8 under the theme “Choose to Challenge”. That theme resonates well with the UK government’s ambition to champion gender equality across the world. We are primarily doing so by equipping girls with the great equaliser that is education. We believe that educated women can and will challenge their […]

Reports of Suspected Slavery Stall In UK Due To coronavirus

Reports of Suspected Slavery Stall In UK Due To coronavirus

The number of suspected modern slaves identified annually in Britain has stalled for the first time since 2012, official data revealed on Thursday, with campaigners concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has hindered efforts to support victims. About 10,613 potential victims were referred to the British government for help last year – three fewer than in […]

UK Announces Travel Ban on 33 Countries Over Covid-19 Variant

UK Announces Travel Ban on 33 Countries Over Covid-19 Variant

The UK has banned people travelling from 33 countries from entering its territory starting February 15 to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 variant originally identified in South Africa. “If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. […]

UK Plans Paid Maternity Leave For Ministers To Promote Women In Politics

UK Plans Paid Maternity Leave For Ministers To Promote Women In Politics

 Britain will introduce its first formal maternity leave for ministers under a draft bill announced on Thursday that aims to protect new mothers and promote more women in politics. The new law will mean that female cabinet members can take up to six months’ paid leave while their job is covered. Women’s rights campaigners said the bill […]

UK Police Instructed to share Less Data On Abused Migrant Women

UK Police Instructed to share Less Data On Abused Migrant Women

Police should share less information with immigration officials about abused or trafficked migrant women as it stops them seeking help, Britain’s police watchdog said on Thursday. The report, co-led by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), said some women did not report their abuse for fear of deportation, as data […]

UK Urged To Force Firms To Publish Plans For Closing Gender Pay Gap

UK Urged To Force Firms To Publish Plans For Closing Gender Pay Gap

Britain should make companies draw up plans for closing their gender pay gaps, women’s rights experts said on Wednesday amid warnings that COVID-19 threatens to worsen inequality. They also urged Britain to set a global example by requiring businesses to report their pay gap according to ethnicity – an idea parliament will consider later this […]

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