Tag Archives: United Kingdom

03May/22

Nationality and Borders Act becomes law: five key changes explained

Alex Balch, University of Liverpool

At almost the last minute before the parliamentary session ended, after months of pushback from the House of Lords and despite vehement protests from those supporting refugees and migrants, the UK government has succeed in introducing the Nationality and Borders Act.

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22Apr/22

Climate change triggering global collapse in insect numbers: stressed farmland shows 63% decline – new research

Tim Newbold, UCL and Charlie Outhwaite, UCL

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  • The world may be facing a devastating “hidden” collapse in insect species due to the twin threats of climate change and habitat loss.

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Black people are often associated with deviance – but I never understood the true impact until I was racially profiled

Nicole Nyamwiza, Kingston University

The horrifying experience of Child Q, a 15-year-old girl who was subjected to a strip search by police officers in her school in Hackney, London, is a harrowing example of how British society associates Blackness with deviant behaviour.

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09Apr/22

What is a non-dom? An expert answers our questions about the tax status claimed by Rishi Sunak’s wife and other wealthy people

Ronen Palan, City, University of London

It has emerged that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty, claims non-domicile (or “non-dom”) tax status, meaning that she does not have to pay UK taxes on income earned elsewhere. This revelation has drawn criticism, especially in light of Sunak raising taxes for working households.

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02Apr/22

April will be cruel to UK households, but the economy’s problems are much longer term

David Bailey, University of Birmingham and Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath

The poet TS Eliot famously proclaimed April to be the “cruellest month”. Writing after surviving a pandemic – the Spanish flu of 1918 – he was referring to the familiar (often misguided) sense of hope that traditionally accompanies the arrival of spring.

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19Mar/22

A solar power station in space? Here’s how it would work – and the benefits it could bring

Jovana Radulovic, University of Portsmouth

The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space.

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18Mar/22

Unexplained wealth orders: how is the British law changing and will it stop dirty money circulating in London?

Áine Clancy, Queen Mary University of London

The British government has responded to criticisms of its lassitude in targeting “dirty money” laundered by foreign elites through UK property by introducing the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act. The act, passed on March 15, was pushed through parliament in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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02Mar/22

United Kingdom Launches ‘GREAT Calling’ to Showcase Modern British Culture


The United Kingdom is bringing the best of its culture to life in America this Spring with a lineup of one-of-a-kind experiences connecting Americans to modern Britain in a new way. Today, the UK launches ‘GREAT Calling,’ supported by Barclays, a culture campaign with a series of unique and immersive events in New York City throughout the month of March, that aims to change the way Americans see the UK. continue reading