Autumn Budget 2021 could see price of gin and tonic or dram of Scotch whisky rise by 5%

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The spirits industry fears increases for whisky, gin and other spirits will hamper their recovery after Covid and Brexit and Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged not to hike duty read more

Environment bill: Green groups dismay as ministers reject changes

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Ministers say the new law will demonstrate global leadership, but critics accuse them of "inaction". read more

Stunning pictures show inside otherworldly ice caves appearing in the Austrian Alps

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Glaciers will melt at a fast rate and eventually vanish completely if climate change is not halted, scientists have warned. read more

Organiser of fatal Emiliano Sala flight knew pilot was not qualified, court hears

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A man on trial for organising the flight that killed Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was aware the pilot was not qualified and that his flying was “all over the place”, a court has been told. read more

MPs and peers call for review of parliamentary pensions over China investment concerns

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More than 130 MPs and peers have called for an urgent review of their pensions and to halt investments in Chinese companies accused of complicity in human rights violations. read more

Why government grants to replace gas boilers with heat pumps don’t go far enough

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Although up to 25 million UK homes have gas boilers, the grants will fund just 90,000 pumps over three years The post Why government grants to replace gas boilers with heat pumps don’t go far enough appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading... read more

BEIS Report: Net Zero Must Navigate “Structural Inequalities & Institutional Racism”

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Not to be outdone by the Treasury’s admission that net zero will cost a bomb, BEIS have now commissioned a report that explains how the transition might affect “gender, race and social inclusion”, and argues that “the BLM movement has drawn... read more

LibLink: Christine Jardine on MPs’ safety

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Christine Jardine MP has written in the Scotsman about MPs’ safety in the light of the murder of Sir David Amess: It is a risk which we must minimise, but continue to take for the sake of our democracy. (Last Friday) was one of those days that you... read more