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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The national minimum wage is set to rise by 3 per cent from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour in October

Minimum wage set to rise by 20p to £6.70 per hour

£416 a year extra for a full-time worker on the minimum wage

The Conservatives have been accused of playing a cynical “generation game” to woo the “grey vote” because the over-65s are the most likely group to vote in May’s general election

Tories accused of trying to bribe pensioners with pre-election handouts

IEA director: "Politicians must stop trying to woo elderly voters at the expense of other generations"

Mr Osborne gave a strong hint that HSBC could face prosecution for its Swiss arm helping 1,100 wealthy British clients to evade taxes

HSBC scandal: George Osborne to announce huge fines for banks involved in tax evasion

CEO Stuart Gulliver admitted the allegations about HSBC Swiss division had brought 'shame'

The Labour leader will declare that he will not back down in his criticism of people accused of avoiding tax

Ed Miliband: Coalition Government has 'turned a blind eye to tax avoidance', Labour leader to tell conference

Lord Fink has dropped a threat to sue Mr Miliband for the charge of tax avoidance

Jim Murphy believes Miliband is part of the solution and wants him to visit Scotland more frequently

Ed Miliband isn't Labour's problem in Scotland, he's the answer

Inside Westminster

Danny Alexander has hit back at scathing criticism of Nick Clegg

Danny Alexander hits back at Jeremy Browne's criticism of the Lib Dem leadership

Danny Alexander, the Treasury minister, has hit back at scathing criticism of Nick Clegg’s strategy by the Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne.

Jeremy Browne in his Westminster office

Former Nick Clegg ally Jeremy Browne blasts 'insipid' Lib Dem leader

Ex-minister delivers stinging criticism of the Deputy Prime Minister

Jeremy Browne in his Westminster office

Jeremy Browne interview: Why this fallen star of the Lib Dems won’t be standing for re-election

The former Home Office minister says his party’s hostility to coalition is a mistake

Under Labour’s plan, Schools with oversized classes would have a year to bring them down to 30

Labour pledges to cap class sizes for 5 to 7-year-olds at 30

Schools with oversized classes would have 12 months to bring them down to 30

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg meets pupils at Clapham Manor Primary School in south west London, earlier this month

Lib Dem manifesto: Party makes education its top election priority

Party announces five major manifesto pledges

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss