Plans to end single mothers' automatic rights to council housing have been shelved as part of a shift in government policy away from penalising lone parents, says the Sunday Telegraph. Proposed legislation announced in John Major's 'back-to-basics' drive last year has been dropped from the Queen's speech on 16 November.
The Mail on Sunday reports that drivers will face 9p a gallon rise in petrol duty in the budget next month. Duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes will go up by 10p.
A major row erupted over an Irish Government decision to give 28 hardcore IRA terrorists an early release from jail the Sunday Express reports. The men are to be freed at Christmas - in some cases three years before the end of their sentences.
The Sunday Times reports that Inland Revenue inspectors accepted thousands of pounds worth of free foreign trips from Arab businessmen they were investigating.Reuse content