Gavin Drake

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Analysis and Comment: Can you live on £53 per week?

Can you live on £53 per week, as the Works and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith suggests you could, if you had to? Here’s a table, rounded to weekly, monthly and annual amounts, which should answer the question. Rent isn’t included because a person on…

The Leveson Inquiry Report – Live Blog

The Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press Live-Blog: Please publicise http://drakene.ws/leveson-report. 1701 The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition are now meeting for talks aimed at building a consensus approach to the Leveson Inquiry Report and its…

British Government lawyer: No religious discrimination at work if Christians can resign

Christians cannot claim that they have suffered religious discrimination at work if they have the freedom to resign and look for another job, a British-government lawyer told the European Court of Human Rights this week. James Eadie QC made his comments as he outlined the…

Chancel-repair liability: PCC given dispensation

A church in Worcestershire has been told by the Charity Commissioners that it would be “reasonable” for it to decide not to register chancel-repair liability (CRL) against 30 households in its parish. The PCC of St Eadburgha’s, Broadway began the process of registering liability during an…

MP gives warning on Chancel Repair Liability

Chancel Repair liability (CRL) is an issue “on the verge of explosion”, a junior government minister, Peter Luff, has said. Mr Luff, the MP for Mid Worcestershire, is helping the PCC of Broadway with Wickhamford to find a way to avoid registering CRL against 30…

PM backs right to wear cross at work

The Prime Minister has pledged to change the law to ensure that Christians can wear crosses at work. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon, David Cameron said that he fully supported the right of people to wear religious…

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