60% of public back calls for royal commission into drugs law

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60% of Britons back calls for a review of drugs policy, and 54% support limited trials of the Portuguese approach

A majority (60%) of Britons disagree with the Prime Minister’s decision to reject calls for a royal commission to consider decriminalising illegal drugs. The Home Affairs Select Committee made the recommendation for a royal commission on Monday, following a year-long Parliamentary inquiry, and highlighted Portugal’s approach where drug possession has been decriminalised since 2001.

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NS&I GOVERNMENT PAYMENT SERVICES SAVES MOJ’s COURT FUNDS OFFICE 25% IN FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION

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* For over 150 years NS&I has operated payment services through its savings brand -its new direction will enable it to reduce its budget
* The Court Funds Office has reduced risk and enhanced timeliness for payment processing and correspondence as a result of using NS&I’s modern, robust, banking system

 

NS&I (National Savings and Investments) began offering its payment processing services to other government bodies under the brand name NS&I Government Payment Services in 2011. The move, by the agency of HM Treasury, will enable it to continue to deliver cost effective financing for government and to reduce its department expenditure limit, as required by the 2010 Spending Review.

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Overwhelming majority of Senior Corporate Directors don’t believe UK corporations are doing enough to promote women onto Boards

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· 95% of respondents believe women are under-represented in UK boardrooms

· Female quotas for boardrooms are opposed

 

A huge majority (90%) of senior corporate directors believe that UK corporates are failing to do enough to promote women onto boards, yet 95% are opposed to the imposition of female quotas, according to a recent survey1 conducted by Heartwood, the wealth and investment manager.

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IFAs BACK UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AS ‘VALUABLE’ PENSION OPTION

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– Two out of three advisers believe UK residential property should be part of pension investment, research shows

 

Nearly two out of three IFAs believe UK residential property would be a valuable investment option for pension investors, new research1 from housing investment and shared equity mortgage provider Castle Trust shows.

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