Chris Allen discusses the far-right street movement Britain First
Two University of Birmingham graduates have each won prizes at the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards which took place on Friday 24th November.
Karen Rowlingson in The Conversation: As a minister in the coalition government, Willetts introduced £9,000 tuition fees. In an interview as he publishes a new book, he says the system is well-designed and fair.
David Mullins in the Birmingham Perspective: "The most positive announcement for housing tenants was the U Turn on Universal Credit implementation to abolish the 7 day period with no entitlement to benefit and to continue to pay Housing Benefit for two weeks after a Universal Credit claim is made. This will ease the misery for claimants and reduce rent arrears issues for landlords but there is much more to be done."
Professor Judith Smith in the Birmingham Perspective: "For the NHS, this Budget settlement represents more of what the Comprehensive Spending Review offered – a crisis deferred not averted. New money is insufficient to address deep-seated problems, and the Chancellor is linking it to achieving waiting list and other targets that are already proving way out of reach for the NHS."