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Issue No. 2352

Britain worse for mothers

Britain has failed to make it into the top 20 best countries to give birth in.

Mothers’ Index said poverty and unemployment are to blame. Women whose partners are unemployed are six times more likely to die from maternal causes.


Press rules won’t work

The proposed Royal Charter to create a system of press regulation is in a mess after its implementation was delayed. 

Press barons have come up alternative proposals. 

Socialist Worker is against regulation of the press and won’t sign up to the new bodies.


Post Office sell-off plan

Tory business minister Michael Fallon has announced plans to sell off Royal Mail by April 2014. 

The government recently valued Royal Mail at between £2 billion and £3 billion - £1 billion less than previously so it can be sold off cheap.


Energy giant racks up profit

Low energy users with Npower as their supplier will be up to £200 worse off each year from this month.

Npower is set to introduce a standing charge of 51p a day on its bills.

Bosses say there will be even more energy charges to come—despite Npower’s 34 percent rise in profits.

 


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Tue 7 May 2013, 18:58 BST
Issue No. 2352
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