Andrew Grice

Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.

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A new report reveals that five million British workers earn less than living wage

Most UK care workers earn under the living wage

Resolution Foundation calls on government to improve care with higher wages

David Lammy’s report said half of burglary victims did not hear back from police

David Lammy: Police ‘turning blind eye to property crime’

David Lammy’s report said half of burglary victims did not hear back from police

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, Ed Miliband, Labour, and David Cameron, Conservatives

UK could become a 'permanently divided nation' without cross-party plan to combat poverty

Government advisers warn of a 'postcode lottery' in whether people can improve their life chances through education and work

While about £7bn has been cut from working age benefits by the Coalition, spending on pensioners has risen by a similar amount, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Speaking in Leeds, Mr Miliband disclosed that higher earning graduates would pay a slightly higher rate of interest  on their loans – 4 per cent instead of 3 per cent

Miliband announces tax relief reductions on higher earner pensions to pay for tuition fee cuts

The Labour leader said the cap on fees in England would be cut by a third in September 2016 at an annual cost of £2.7bn if his party wins this May’s election

The Labour leader will argue that the trebling of fees in 2012 will saddle graduates with an average of £44,000 of debt

Ed Miliband pledges to cut university tuition fees – by £3,000

The Labour leader will argue that the trebling of fees in 2012 will saddle graduates with an average of £44,000 of debt

On the ropes: Net migration is now at its highest level for nine years and 54,000 higher than when the Coalition was formed

David Cameron: We can still cut immigration to below 100,000 a year

The Prime Minister will make the pledge despite the fact that net migration is now at its highest level for nine years

David Cameron during his speech about retirement, in Hastings on Monday (AP)

David Cameron immigration pledge 'failed spectacularly' as figures show net migration almost three times as high as Tories promised

Office for National Statistics announces a net flow of 298,000 migrants to the UK in the 12 months to last September

Ed Miliband will claim that young people are better off voting for a Labour government

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband to step up Labour's drive to woo young voters

Miliband is expected to confirm Labour's plan to cut tuition fees to £6,000

3.69m children will be living in poverty in 15 years, according to research

Over a million more UK children set to live in poverty by 2030, report claims

Labour-affiliated Fabian Society forecasts that 3.69m children will be living in poverty in 15 years

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