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Court ruling: local authorities are under no obligation to subsidise transport to faith schools

Court ruling: local authorities are under no obligation to subsidise transport to faith schools

Fri, 22 May 2015

A judge has ruled that the state is not obliged to subsidise transportation to and from faith schools, despite ruling in favour of a Catholic school in a case over subsidised school transport.

LibDem leadership contender calls for secular state

LibDem leadership contender calls for secular state

Wed, 20 May 2015

Tim Farron, one of two candidates for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, has called for the Church of England to be disestablished and has also expressed his opposition to faith schools.

NSS urges Government to resist regressive demands to lift admissions cap on faith schools

NSS urges Government to resist regressive demands to lift admissions cap on faith schools

Wed, 20 May 2015

The NSS has urged the Government to resist regressive demands to allow more discrimination in faith schools after it emerged the Catholic Education Service is lobbying "hard" to remove the cap on faith-based admissions to academies – and is hopeful that the Government will revisit the issue.

'Gay cake' ruling: “no exceptions” to equality laws for religious beliefs

'Gay cake' ruling: “no exceptions” to equality laws for religious beliefs

Tue, 19 May 2015

Belfast County Court has ruled that the Ashers Bakery, run by a Christian family, unlawfully discriminated against a gay customer who ordered a cake featuring a slogan in support of marriage equality.