Customers of the electrical goods retailer Comet, which is in administration, can use gift cards at its stores after all. The company was criticised after the mother of a child with cerebral palsy was told a gift card supplied by the charity the Family Fund was not acceptable.
A report from the gender equality charity the Fawcett Society has warned that women’s pay and career prospects are going into reverse because of the government’s austerity measures.
A £55 no-frills mobile phone for older people, with just eight pre-programmed numbers for friends and family, has been launched by the charity Age UK in time for Christmas.
Some overseas aid programmes are being slowed in the first sign that the government might be bowing to Conservative backbench pressure for cuts, a leading tropical disease expert has warned.