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A Millennial Railcard? Every Relief is Welcome

It is no secret that for us millennials, life in the capital has become increasingly difficult. Gone are the days when rent in London was affordable, accommodation was spacious and transport was cheap. And it gets even more expensive when…

Pushback Against KCL “Safe Space Marshal”

The King’s College London Libertarian society has launched the ‘Abolish KCLSU’s Safe Space Policy’ campaign, in response to what they deem as an attempt to “police speech.” The campaign is concerned with the issue of ‘Safe Space Marshals’, a salaried…

LSE Research Finds that Nine UK Schools Produce Country’s Most Powerful People

LSE researchers have found that the alumni of nine leading public schools are 94 times more likely to reach the most powerful elite positions in Britain that those who attended other schools. Thirty-six out of fifty-four British Prime Ministers went…

T-Charge Launches Amid New Findings on the Dangers of Pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s T-Charge, an air-pollution tax applied to any vehicles entering London that breach Euro IV emission standards, officially launched on Monday. This comes a few days after the launch of a tube based poster advertising campaign on…

Hammond Considers Stamp Duty Cut

A large cut in stamp duty for first-time home buyers is under consideration for the Autumn Budget 2017, set to be published November 22nd. Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has said this move would “aim to help people in…

Issues With Our Ageing Nuclear Plants

With climate change high on the agenda, investments in renewables are increasing. When it comes to nuclear energy, though, the path forward is a bit unclear, especially in terms of waste disposal. When most of Europe’s nuclear power plants were…

University of Manchester Staff to Strike

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the University of Manchester have voted to strike 23-24 October in response to the university’s proposed 171 job cuts – of which 140 are academic positions. The University of Manchester (UoM)…

Undercover Footage Unveils Chicken Safety Scandal

Footage uncovered by the Guardian and ITV show poor hygiene levels and food safety records being altered in the UK’s largest poultry supplier. The 2 sister’s poultry factory in West Bromwich is part of the 2 Sisters food group, the…

Tuition fee reforms announced amid political chaos

Prime Minister Theresa May last week announced plans to freeze tuition fees at £9,250 until 2019 and to raise the salary threshold for student loan repayments from £21,000 to £25,000. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that the move could…

LSE Professor Chairs International Student Assessment

The Migration Advisory Committee, of which LSE Professor Alan Manning is Chair, has been commissioned to complete a detailed assessment of the social and economic impact of international students in the UK. This is following a report by the Office…