On a royal visit to Jamaica, the Duke of Cambridge, aka Prince William, spoke of slavery as an “appalling atrocity” that “forever stains our history”. He’s right, of course, but slavery has not disappeared but rather changed its guise. Here’s what we covered on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we’ve also written about how social value in public sector procurement aimed at eradicating this practice. Kier is even training its mental health first-aiders to spot the signs of modern slavery.
Good news amid the rising costs of living is the government’s announcement that it will cut fuel duty on petrol and diesel by 5p per litre for up to a year to help drivers to better manage the rocketing fuel costs. It might be a good time to consider going electric instead, although the shift might not be as seamless as one would have hoped.
Hopping on the train is not going to save you much money either. The Telegraph is advising commuters to brace for a record rise in rail fares, a result of the sector being allowed to tie price rises to the retail price index.