Teachers would have to be licensed and could be sacked if they fail tough checks on their abilities, under plans unveiled by Labour.
Half the cuts to come from the welfare budget
End-of-term poll makes mixed reading for the leaders, but the Prime Minister tops the guest list
Details of the friendship continue to trickle into the public domain
Spin doctor’s book tells of gut-wrenching instant he realised that the 2005 Budget had been blown
Shadow Chancellor said he would expand childcare by raising extra £800m from Government’s levy on banks
Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary, spoke of being “cut off” by the Whitehall machine when she took maternity leave for the second time as a minister.
Chancellor announces sweeping cuts to benefits bill
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne today admitted that Labour did not build enough homes when it was in power.
Comments come after Labour said it would not seek reverse coalition's child benefit cuts
Labour would stick within the Coalition’s limits on day-to-day spending if it wins power in 2015 but would plough billions of pounds more into housebuilding and road and rail projects.
Jittery party demands more detail on economic policy as poll lead narrows
Labour on the attack, claiming George Osborne has failed to deliver radical reform
David Cameron's referendum promise narrows the Labour lead to six points, down from 11 last month
This behaviour shames the home of our democracy
George Osborne, the Chancellor, is under mounting pressure to shelve a 3p a litre rise in fuel duty due to take effect in January.