UK government lifts block on new onshore windfarm subsidies | Business

The UK government has abandoned its opposition to subsidising new onshore windfarms, four years after ministers scrapped support for new projects. The government has agreed to reverse its block against onshore wind projects by allowing schemes to compete for financial support contracts alongside other renewable energy technologies. The U-turn follows the government’s commitment to cut … Read more

DWP accused of offering disabled people ‘take it or leave it’ benefits | Society

Vulnerable and disabled people are being pressured to accept unrecorded telephone “deals” paying thousands of pounds less in benefits than they may be legally entitled to, charities and lawyers have said. The Department for Work and Pensions has been accused of making “decide right now” offers to people who have appealed against a decision to … Read more

If everyone was a little bit shameless, it might deflate the ‘anti-woke’ right | Opinion

There was a time when being rightwing meant being conservative in the truest sense; committed to order, civility and restraint. No longer. The Reagan/Thatcher years began to change things, as neoliberal economics destabilised societies by slashing and burning the state. And in recent years, this lust for destruction has been accompanied by a gleeful lack … Read more