The Department for Work and Pensions revealed the new system after a turbulent introduction of the Universal Credit programme
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Monday 26 March 2012
The Conservatives mounted a rapid operation yesterday to limit the damage done by the boastful indiscretions of their chief fundraiser, Peter Cruddas.
Sunday 11 March 2012
David Cameron's call for the introduction of same-sex marriage is out of step with Tory voters, according to a new poll.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
Senior civil servants are being sent back to school to brush up their management skills as part of a Government overhaul intended to shave £40bn off the cost of forthcoming "major projects".
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Government backtracks after claims Communities Secretary tried to impose last-minute conditions
Saturday 26 November 2011
The Government is to set up a police cyber crime unit as part of a £650m drive to tackle the growing threat of online attacks from criminal gangs, hostile states, "hactivists" and terrorists.
Friday 25 November 2011
TUC leader attacks government's 'fantasy economics' as war of words escalates in run-up to next week's public sector walk-out
Monday 21 November 2011
The case for reforming Britain's strike laws will become "very pressing" if public sector workers push ahead with industrial action later this month, ministers warned yesterday.
Sunday 13 November 2011
Union leaders have ridiculed a coalition suggestion that public-sector workers could down tools for 15 minutes without losing pay if they cancel plans to strike.
Saturday 12 November 2011
Union leaders today attacked a Government minister for making a "daft" suggestion that public sector workers wouldn't lose any pay if they only go on strike for 15 minutes during a day of action later this month.
Thursday 04 August 2011
Ministers hope apps will be created to make the deluge of information accessible and relevant to the public
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Nearly 300 civil servants and quango chiefs earn more than David Cameron's £142,500 salary, the Cabinet Office disclosed last night. The top earner is Tony Fountain, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority chief, on £375,000-£380,000. He also received £147,460 in home and pension-related allowances.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
The number of civil servants and quango chiefs on salaries over £150,000 has been cut by more than 50 over the past year, at an annual saving to the taxpayer of around £10 million, it was revealed today.
Monday 01 August 2011
The Government has saved £3.75bn in less than a year by cutting jobs, axing projects and reining in its spending, it claimed yesterday.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
People will get a new right to know how well their GPs, hospitals, schools and transport services are performing under ground-breaking proposals to be announced today.
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