Following the sweeping cuts made by the government in their attempts to kick start and reignite the failing British economy, there are tens of thousands of jobs set to go in various public sector workplaces. The police are expected to be one of the heaviest hit but as local councils have yet to file the necessary letters this leaves only two weeks for them to send out letters to employees announcing potential redundancies.
By law employers must warn staff 90 days prior to any potential redundancies which means that in order to gain the benefit from cuts in their budgets at the end of March, the 140 local authorities that have yet to announced any job losses must do so by the 1st January deadline.
Also in politics, the former home office minister Bob Ainsworth has said that he believes all drugs in the UK should be legalised in order to help turn the tide in the failing drugs war here in the UK. The idea is being largely derided by politicians and anti drug protesters but Mr Ainsworth says that it would help to remove the trade from criminals and hand control over to doctors and pharmacists.