201803.05
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Direct Line Insurance Company Profits Increase

At the end of February Allianz UK reported an increase in operating profits for 2017 of 26%. In addition, another insurer, one of the biggest in the UK, Direct Line also reported a rise in profit of 50% on 2016. On the face of such huge financial success for the car insurance industry over the…

201702.02
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Maria Miller Hostility to Transgender Report Came from Women

When the Women and Equalities Committee published a report calling for a radical change in attitudes to transgender people, it didn’t receive expected attacks by Homophobes and extreme right-wing elements but ‘women’ it claims. Gender discrimination is still an issue in the UK. Former Culture secretary Maria Miller has said she was very surprise by hostility from…

201701.30
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A Police Force Pays £750,000 in Compensation

According to local Surrey press, a 153 successful compensation claims were made against Surrey Police in 2016. The claims involved damaged property, assault, and breaching the Human Rights Act. Surrey Police force paid out more than £750,000 in compensation. One such compensation claim bizarrely included a letter not being posted. Some online remarks to describe…

201701.05
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Call Centre Workers Suffer Mental Health

Call centres across the globe often receive criticism for low pay and restrictive working practices. The UK is no exception, although work practices do appear to have improved in recent times. However, according to research people working in call centres face a risk of mental health problems. Many people remember ‘The Call Centre’, a BBC3…