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A Labour tax system should recognise family responsibility Social policy charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) has expressed disappointment at Ed Balls’ announcement in his speech to conference that, if elected, Labour intend to scrap the Government’s transferable allowance provisions for married couples. Nola Leach, Chief Executive, said: “It is very concerning and surprising […]

New data compiled by the social policy charity CARE and published today reveals that there are 312 active betting shop licences in Northern Ireland with the majority of shops clustered in areas which are ranked highest in the deprivation index. The research found that 36.54% of betting shops were in the 10% most deprived council […]

A Committee of MPs has continued its scrutiny of the Modern Slavery Bill this week including particular focus on the new post of Anti-Slavery Commissioner. During the Committee sessions many MPs raised concerns about the level of independence the Commissioner will have, the narrow focus of the role and the decision to begin recruiting the […]

CARE was very saddened to learn yesterday of the death of Jim Dobbin, the Labour Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton since 1997. Jim had for many years served as the chair of the All Party Pro Life Group in Parliament and led the campaign in Parliament to fight for the rights of the […]

MPs from across the political spectrum supported a proposal to criminalise the purchase of sexual services during debate on the Modern Slavery Bill yesterday (4 September). The MPs scrutinising the Bill considered an amendment proposed by Fiona Mactaggart MP to introduce the Nordic approach to prostitution in which it is illegal to buy sexual services. […]

There has been increased media coverage of human trafficking over the last week with several key stories hitting the headlines.  Unfortunately, some fundamental misunderstandings seem to have been repeated across the media.  It goes to show there is still work to be done to raise awareness of just what human trafficking is. Last week, 20 […]

Cameron: “we will help people come together and stay together” CARE warmly welcomes the comments of David Cameron this morning that new policies will be examined for their impact on the family, with policies that fail to support family life not being allowed to proceed. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, the Prime Minister said: […]

The Christian charity CARE publishes new polling today demonstrating that those who support assisted suicide in principle switch to opposition when presented with the reality of assisted suicide in practice. CARE’s Chief Executive, Nola Leach, commented on the findings:  “We can see how support for assisted suicide changes as soon the realities of what it […]

CARE has long campaigned for the recognition of marriage in the tax system through the introduction of transferable allowances, allowing a stay at home spouse to transfer their tax allowance to a working spouse. Our tax system always used to recognise marriage in the tax system through the Married Man’s Allowance and then through the […]

Today, 30 July, marks the first ever World Day Against Trafficking in Persons! As part of the global community, we would like to take this day to pay tribute to the victims of human trafficking and to raise international awareness of this crime. Human trafficking is a worldwide tragedy, preying on the most vulnerable in […]