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  • John Leach (John Leach)
    Article: Sep 24, 2020
    By Dr John Leach (c) 2020

    Creating an ambitious and equitable UK carbon market

    [ Download this as a PDF here
    See also A carbon tax or an emissions trading scheme for reducing GHG emissions ]

    It is highly likely the UK will leave the EU ETS (emissions trading scheme - for reducing greenhouse gas emissions) at the end of the Brexit Transition Period. The UK government is considering its main options, these being to re-establish a UK national ETS or to implement a carbon tax. Whichever option it chooses, the over-riding concern is that its approach must be both ambitious and equitable across the whole of society.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 24, 2020

    Conference is upon us.

    On Saturday, 19 September the Federal Conference Committee met to review the amendments, late motions, emergency motions, topical issues, questions to reports and appeals for next weekend's Autumn Conference.

    As you will be aware, this is the first time that are holding our Conference completely online. The Federal Conference Committee would like to thank the Conference and wider HQ team for all of the hard work in bringing our Conference online. Throughout a really difficult period we have all worked together to offer a fully online Conference. You can see the introduction video from Geoff Payne, FCC Chair, and Hannah, from HQ, here The video will show you all the features of the online conference, including the auditorium, visiting, fringe sessions, training, the exhibition and the chat functionality.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2020
  • Article: Sep 24, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 23, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 23, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 23, 2020

    As previewed, the September meeting of the party's Steering Group concentrated on how we can maximise our chances of success in the May elections. Our grassroots campaigners are on the frontline for that, but what we do centrally can help (or hinder!) their chances.

    So as well as agreeing on priorities for next year's budget, we're also ensuring that ahead of that, our financial figures are given a really thorough shakedown to identify if any extra funds can be squeezed out for helping the elections in time to make a real difference.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2020
    By The LGBT+LD Executive

    Grief and despair. That's what a great number of trans, non-binary and intersex individuals in the UK are feeling today. Despite 3 years of promises and consultations by successive Conservative governments, which created a storm of anti-trans hatred and disinformation from the media, the Government has scrapped its plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act. We, along with a majority of respondents to both Govenrment consultations, had welcomed proposals to introduce self-identification, remove the spousal veto and allow non-binary individuals to gain legal recognition. Sadly, these have all now been scrapped.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2020

    As previewed, the September meeting of the party's Steering Group concentrated on how we can maximise our chances of success in the May elections. Our grassroots campaigners are on the frontline for that, but what we do centrally can help (or hinder!) their chances.

    So as well as agreeing on priorities for next year's budget, we're also ensuring that ahead of that, our financial figures are given a really thorough shakedown to identify if any extra funds can be squeezed out for helping the elections in time to make a real difference.