Finance

By William Eichler | June 23, 2017

Attempt to restrict council pension boycotts is ruled 'unlawful'

Attempt to restrict council pension boycotts is ruled 'unlawful'

A court ruled yesterday the Government’s attempt to prevent councils boycotting Israel through their pension schemes is ‘unlawful’.

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