Church of England bishop
We have left behind an era when many people almost automatically identified as Christians, but other surveys consistently show how the same people are still seeking spiritual truth and wisdom and a set of values to live by.
General secretary at NASUWT
Teachers say they are burned out from working harder for a small salary.
Chief Executive Officer of the Vodafone Group
We are experiencing a significant negative impact from electricity prices and inflation. Price is a key component of what we do, as in any other area. We are talking about an increase of £1 to £2 per bill.
Co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion
Hundreds of people staged an intervention at Barclays today, sending a message to the bank on the high street that with protests taking place at over 100 of their branches, they are fast losing their social licence to do business in UK cities and towns.
Governor of the Bank of England since 16 March 2020.
Given the current state of affairs, my most likely assumption is that inflationary pressures will require a stronger response than we may have thought in August
Head of Fixed Interest Research London at Quilter Cheviot
The fate of Kwasi Kwarteng shows just how serious the UK's loss of confidence in the markets has been, as he becomes one of the shortest-serving chancellors in history.
"Most of the key political leverage needed to address the crisis still rests with the UK government, so we continue to urge them to use all the leverage at their disposal to address this emergency on the scale necessary to meet people's needs.
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Our growth plan lays out a new approach to building a thriving economy, from supporting British businesses to reducing the tax burden for people on the lowest incomes. However, it is already clear that removing the 45% tax rate is a distraction from our core mission to tackle the challenges facing the country
Rising energy, supply and labour costs are increasing the cost of producing cars at a time when many consumers are slowing down their spending.
General Secretary of Unite the Union
Both Felixstowe Docks and its parent company CK Hutchison Holding Ltd are both extremely profitable and incredibly wealthy. They are fully capable of paying the workforce a fair wage.
Chief Executive Officer at the Heathrow Airport
We are asking our partners in the airlines to stop selling tickets for summer flights to limit the negative impact on passengers,
Chief Financial Officer at the PureGym
Even gyms without pools are not immune. Rising energy costs were a challenging backdrop for everyone right now.
Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drink Federation (FDF)
I don't think the government is fully aware of the consequences of what is happening. The situation could become quite frightening with significant price increases and also in terms of food poverty.
Prime Minister of United Kingdom
We had a tough night in some parts of the country but on the other hand in other parts of the country you are still seeing Conservatives going forward and making quite remarkable gains in places that haven’t voted Conservative for a long time, if ever.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care
t the outset of the biggest vaccination programme in our history I wanted to give the vaccine minister a chance to thank a vital part of the workforce but I understand the event has caused concern and as such accept entirely Acoba’s decision.
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Labour will ban ministers for at least five years after they leave office and create a genuinely independent watchdog to enforce the rules, ending the days that Tory politicians could profit from privileged access, information and taxpayers’ money. Enough is enough.
United Kingdom Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues
in keeping with the letter or the spirit of the government’s rules for a former minister at DHSC [the Department of Health and Social Care] to contact a minister with responsibilities for health on behalf of a pharmaceutical company which pays him
Prime Minister of United Kingdom
Provided the current encouraging trends in the data continue, it is my expectation that we will be able to end the last domestic restrictions — including the legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive — a full month early
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
This measure is too little too late for everyone who has had their visits to a loved one in a care home cancelled this Christmas. The paltry offer of a one-year visa will likely fail to attract the numbers of care workers we so desperately need.
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Sneaking this announcement out on Christmas Eve is an admission of failure from the Conservative government that they don’t pay carers enough to recruit or retain the staff we need, and have failed to tackle this building problem for years. Labour will ensure care workers get the pay, terms and conditions they deserve, tackle high vacancy rates, and transform training to improve the quality of care.