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Friday 29 July 2011
England's former chief medical officer has joined a global lobbying firm advising companies in the private health industry.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Thursday 02 December 2010
Monday 04 October 2010
The Coalition's great welfare reform effort is taking shape. The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, announced at the weekend that a "universal credit" will replace the existing cat's cradle of different sources of financial support available to those in need.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Monday 16 August 2010
Alan Milburn's decision to accept an invitation to work for the coalition brings to three the number of prominent former Labour figures who have, in a sense, crossed the floor. He follows Frank Field and John Hutton in agreeing to place his expertise at the service of the Government. And there could be a fourth if it turns out that David Blunkett is also in line for a role. Mr Milburn, who produced a report on social mobility for the last government, will advise on improving the chances of the least well off; he will not be paid.
Monday 16 August 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
Wednesday 30 June 2010
The BBC yesterday became one of the first quasi-public sector bodies to take the axe to its final salary pension scheme, blaming a £2bn funding black hole. The final salary scheme will be closed to new staff from this December while existing staff will see their benefits sharply reduced.
Monday 21 June 2010
John Hutton, a former Labour Cabinet minister, has been appointed to head a commission that will look for ways to cut the cost of pensions for public sector workers.
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Jack Straw is used to fending off awkward questions about Britain's role in the alleged rendition and torture of terror suspects.
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- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white