UK Government outlines vision to empower and invest in society

The first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years will build stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and the public sector, the Government has vowed today. Civil society refers to organisations and individuals working to create social value, enriching lives and building a fairer society for all. Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, unveiled the new vision today, which places communities at the centre of decision-making and focuses on five key foundations of social value: people, places and the public, private and social sectors. The work follows the…

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Lidl launches ‘Too Good to Waste’ fruit and veg discount box to cut back on food waste

Lidl UK has announced that it will become the first supermarket to introduce ‘Too Good to Waste’ fruit and vegetable boxes, containing items that are no longer considered at their perfect best, but are still perfectly good to eat. The trial is taking place in 122 Lidl stores and has been designed to tackle fruit and veg waste in store, which is one of the biggest contributors to supermarket food waste and could, if rolled out nationwide, help save 10,000 tonnes of surplus produce a year. It is hoped that…

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UK Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced . The move comes off the back of a consultation with the public and the industry to ensure that we have the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities. The government wants to reduce the…

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Reputation of UK Companies in Decline for the First Time Since 2008 Financial Crash, Reveals UK’s Biggest Annual Reputation Ranking

Rolex, Lego and Bosch have topped the UK RepTrak® 150 ranking for the most reputable companies among the UK general public, Reputation Institute announced today, based on more than 31,000 ratings collected in the first quarter of 2018 from members of the UK general public. See the top ten ranking, and biggest winners and losers in tables below.   SUPPORT FOR UK COMPANIES TUMBLES The reputation of companies operating in the UK has declined for the first time since 2008, when the financial crisis destroyed the reputation of financial services…

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The Environmental Audit Committee States Removing F-gases Could Slow Global Warming By 0.5 Degrees

The Environmental Audit Committee has called on the UK Government to step up to the global challenge to tackle emissions from fridges, asthma inhalers, and air conditioners – doing so could knock 0.5 degrees off this century’s temperature rise. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: UK Progress on reducing F-Gas Emissions The Committee’s report asks the Government to enforce existing F-gas regulations and use its procurement power to promote products with a lower global warming impact. It has also called on the…

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