Give now
Category Archives: Public Affairs News

CARE warmly welcomes the fact that Parliament has today voted for the provision of transferable allowances for married couples and encourages MPs to support a move towards a fully transferable allowance as soon as possible. The transferable allowance, which will allow a non-working spouse to transfer 10% of their tax allowance to their working spouse, […]

The report of Mr José Mendes Bota into Prostitution and Trafficking was approved this morning (8 April 2014) at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe.  The 47 member state body praised the research and search for the best solution to bringing down the demand for prostitution and thus the trafficking of women and […]

CARE’s European Representative, David Fieldsend, is attending the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly plenary session in Strasbourg this week.  He is delighted to be able to report that this influential Assembly has now followed the example set by the European Parliament in February and passed a resolution advocating the so-called ‘Nordic Model’ of legislation for […]

The Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill has today published its report on the Bill.  The Committee made up of MPs and Peers from all parties has made clear that there are key areas in which the Draft Bill needs to be improved. CARE was invited to give evidence to the Committee and […]

CARE welcomes the news that Peers from across all parties have voted to introduce child trafficking guardians this afternoon in an amendment to the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords. Following pressure from a coalition of charities including CARE, Peers have voted by 282 to 184 to give greater protection to trafficked children who, […]

The issue of Child Trafficking Guardians is coming back to the House of Lords next week in the form of an amendment to the Immigration Bill proposed by Baroness Butler-Sloss, Lord McColl of Dulwich, Lord Carlile of Berriew and Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.  We are fully in support of this amendment  and have been calling […]

The social policy charity CARE has warmly welcomed today’s Budget announcement on the introduction of a transferable allowance for married couples which means family responsibility will be recognised within the tax system for the first time since 2000. However, the charity warns of continued discrimination against one-earner families perpetuated by successive Coalition Budgets. CARE’s Chief […]

We welcome the news that the Scottish Government will be bringing forward a Scottish Human Trafficking Bill based on that proposed by Jenny Marra MSP.    CARE is part of the Abolition Scotland campaign which just last week wrote to the Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill MSP calling on him to back Ms Marra’s Bill.  We are […]

Charity Chief Executive calls for consultation to be put on hold pending investigation into public safety concerns New polling released by the charity CARE this morning supports the concern expressed by MPs yesterday afternoon that the Government is rushing ahead with its plans to allow the creation of three-parent children without public support or the […]

CARE’s new report – the taxation of families – international comparisons 2012 – was the subject of a briefing held in Parliament today hosted by the Lord Bishop of Chester, the Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster. Dr Dan Boucher, CARE’s Director of Parliamentary Affairs spoke alongside the Bishop of Chester, echoing his call for the […]