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Collaterally Damaged

Dormouse
Collaterally Damaged

ONS today published the latest statistics for Covid-19 infections.  They show that there are now 1.2 million people living with Long Covid, including 69,000 children. This represents a 31 percent increase for children in one month, since schools reopened without a mask mandate under ‘plan A’.

Millions of 1950s women are still without compensation for pensions injustice

Jane Cowley
WASPI pension injustice

Imagine paying in to a pension fund all your working life, then, as the time comes to claim your pension, the fund provider tells you that it has changed its terms and you will have to contribute for another six years. It’s a nightmare scenario that, thankfully, is unlikely in the commercial world, but one which successive governments have made a reality for 3.8 million women born in the 1950s.

COP26: The financial challenges of reaching Net Zero

Daniel Flatt
the financial challenges of reaching net zero

With COP26 finally here, the stakes are higher than ever for the UN climate talks in Glasgow to deliver results. More political commitments to reduce carbon emissions are essential but, even if more countries commit to reach net zero by 2050 (or, better still, earlier), we need so much money to achieve it.