A council survey on wheelie bins which asked residents about their sexual orientation has been branded a waste of taxpayers' money by politicians.
David Cameron has said that the Government needs to go “further and faster” to bring down the deficit after the loss of Britain’s coveted AAA credit rating.
Government ministers are contemplating running a negative ad campaign to put off eastern European immigrants who plan on coming to Britain, reports have claimed.
Prime Minister rejects criticism from German politicians that he was trying to 'blackmai' the rest of the EU
With one in four on benefits and a community relying on its council, how would a £36m spending cut work? David Nath spent a year in a place where the Big Society is still just an idea
Who's the coolest member of the Coalition? Jazz fan Ken Clarke? Mick Jones's cousin Grant Shapps? The competition, with respect to Danny Alexander and Oliver Letwin, isn't too fierce.
Eric Pickles tells IoS he will pay councils to end the 'it's not my fault' culture by targeting truants and jobless
Ministers have been accused of "cynical spin" over claims that they are offering new tax breaks on "granny flats", as live-in annexes for relatives aged over 65 have been exempt from council tax for 15 years.
Britain's two state-owned banks have hired seven separate lobbying and public affairs companies at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds a year, The Independent has learnt.
The chance of further strikes by public sector workers has receded significantly after doctors, nurses and health workers announced they were close to a deal with the Government on reforms to their pension scheme.
Ministers aim to stop money being 'squandered' on schemes that fail to tackle social breakdown
The Government is determined to press ahead with planning reforms, according to two of its senior figures.
The Government was accused of performing a U-turn on rubbish collections today after it was revealed councils will not be forced to bring back weekly bin rounds.
Government review wants household habits to continue when people step outside
In April Jenny Jackson described Lib Dem junior ministers as 'yapping dogs' in an anonymous briefing
George Osborne has been forced to fend off doubts about his economic strategy from cabinet colleagues worried that growth is so weak. The Chancellor, who refuses to consider a "Plan B", defended his approach in a discussion on Britain's economic prospects at Tuesday's cabinet meeting.