NSPCC launches dedicated hotline

Children’s charity the NSPCC has launched a football hotline after four ex-players spoke publicly about being sexually abused by coaches as children. Former Manchester City player David White, ex-Crewe players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and ex-Tottenham forward Paul Stewart have spoken out. The dedicated NSPCC hotline is supported by the Football Association. “There must […]

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Autumn Statement shows cost of casual work ‘gig economy’

The UK’s “gig economy”, powered by self-employment and casual work, is starting to hit government revenues. Wednesday’s Autumn Statement for the first time showed how it is cutting into the government tax take. The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimates that in 2020/21 it will cost the Treasury £3.5bn. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond […]

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Donald Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving holiday address

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for national unity in an address to mark the Thanksgiving holiday. In the wake of what he called a “long and bruising” election campaign he said emotions in the country were raw. The time had come, he said, “to begin to heal our divisions” but added that “tensions just […]

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