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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Employers miss out on talented women because two thirds (64 per cent) of women cannot vary their start and finishing times

More flexible hours for working women could save the UK £700m a year

IPPR: “Flexible working in its current, reduced-hours form, simply isn’t flexible enough"

A think tank has warned that, for millions of households, the freeze would wipe out 65p of every pound of the tax cuts trumpeted by the three parties

Exclusive: Tory benefits freeze means tax cuts won't help low-income families

'They will be running just to stand still,' says Resolution Foundation

The bill for temporary shelter over the current parliament is set to reach nearly £2.8 billion, according to Labour

60,000 families will spend Christmas in emergency housing this year

Cost set to rise to almost £2.8bn

Helen Goodman, the shadow Welfare Reform Minister

Thousands of refugees allowed to stay in Britain will be be destitute this Christmas, says Labour

The opposition called for a shake-up to reduce delays in the time it takes asylum seekers to move on to mainstream benefits

Danny Alexander and George Osborne before the Autumn Statement last month

Danny Alexander savages George Osborne over 'destruction of public services'

Alexander makes volte face – after four and a half years of coalition

Ed Balls in his office in Parliament; he says he believes Labour is winning the argument

Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls says Labour will square the circle of cutting the deficit and outspending the Tories – and he believes voters sense the party’s integrity

Ed Balls in his office in Parliament; he says he believes Labour is winning the argument

Ed Balls: Labour government would fast-track the mansion tax

Shadow Chancellor brings controversial proposal to top of Labour’s ‘to do’ list

Letter from the Political Editor: Mr. Cameron is beginning to earn small victories in Europe

When David Cameron issued his long shopping list of demands to curb EU migration last month, there was some scepticism about whether he would make much progress in delivering it.

Research by the Open Europe think-tank found that an EU migrant with no children earning the minimum wage receives £290.28 a week when tax credits are included, meaning that state top-ups account for 32 per cent of take-home pay

Exclusive: Angela Merkel may back David Cameron's plan to stop child benefits going abroad

Commission sources told The Independent the proposal has been discussed by Mr Juncker and Angela Merkel, but plan could encourage migrants to bring their families with them rather than leave them at home

David Cameron faces the press as he arrives in Brussels for the EU leaders summit on Thursday reuters

On the Tusk of a dilemma: Cameron's latest EU renegotiation foe

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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all