Morning Briefing Tuesday 19th September

    enSeptember 19, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • Supporting individuals and institutions in times of controversy and challengeBusinesses, victims of sexual assault, and institutions like the Metropolitan Police and NHS require support during times of controversy and challenge. Fear of retaliation and corruption can hinder progress, and addressing these issues is crucial for growth and improvement.

      Businesses, regardless of size or industry, require support to thrive. This was emphasized in the sponsor message of this podcast by BT. Meanwhile, in the news, the Metropolitan Police is dealing with allegations of sexual assault against Russell Brand, which has led to the postponement of his tour dates. Zelda Perkins, a former assistant to Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the Can't Buy My Silence campaign, shared that many victims are still hesitant to come forward due to fear of retaliation. The Metropolitan Police also faces the challenge of addressing corruption within its ranks, with over 1,000 officers currently suspended or on restricted duties. In addition, consultants and junior doctors in England are planning a 4-day walkout in the NHS due to ongoing disputes over pay. These incidents highlight the importance of addressing and supporting individuals and institutions in times of controversy and challenge.

    • Rising child poverty and struggling farmers in the UKOver 75% of UK school staff report an increase in child poverty, while over 50% of British fruit and vegetable farmers are at risk of going out of business due to supermarket practices.

      Child poverty is on the rise in schools across the UK, with over 75% of staff reporting an increase in dinner money debt and the need to source food bank vouchers. Nearly 90% of these staff believe that child poverty has worsened in the last two years. Meanwhile, over 50% of British fruit and vegetable farmers are at risk of going out of business due to issues with supermarkets and their buying practices. Farmers accuse supermarkets of not paying on time, seeking cheaper alternatives from overseas, and canceling or changing orders at the last minute, driving down prices and leading to losses. The situation is particularly challenging for small farmers who rely heavily on selling to supermarkets. This double crisis of child poverty and the struggling agricultural sector underscores the urgent need for support and reforms to address these issues.

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