Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has been rebuked by the UK's statistics watchdog for wrongly claiming that nearly one million people on incapacity benefit (IB) had dropped their claims rather than face medical checks.
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Monday 04 July 2011
Plans to impose an annual limit on benefit payments could be ambushed in the House of Lords following a warning from within Whitehall that the move risked making 40,000 families homeless.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Monday 06 June 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Unemployment fell in the first three months of the year but economists today warned the broader picture fuelled concern for the future of the labour market.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Thousands of disabled people and their supporters marched past Parliament today to protest against the Government's spending cuts on welfare benefits.
Monday 11 April 2011
Full details of MPs' expenses repayments - and how dozens had their overall bills cut - can be revealed today.
Thursday 07 April 2011
MPs were paid £3.2 million in expenses from the final two months of 2010, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) disclosed today.
Friday 07 January 2011
The Government today defended its plans to axe scores of quangos after MPs warned it had "botched" the process.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Ed Miliband tried to widen the divide inside the Liberal Democrats yesterday by inviting disaffected members to play an important role in Labour's root-and-branch review of its policies. The Labour leader sought to exploit the tensions inside Nick Clegg's party after the Government's decision to raise university tuition fees, saying that Liberal Democrats could work closely with Labour without leaving their own party.
Monday 13 December 2010
Labour leader Ed Miliband today appealed to disenchanted Liberal Democrats to work with him against the coalition Government.
Friday 26 November 2010
David Cameron launched his "happiness index" yesterday as he announced that the Government would measure people's quality of life as well as economic growth. From April, the Office for National Statistics will seek to establish the key areas that matter most to people's wellbeing – such as health, levels of education, inequalities in income and the environment.
Thursday 25 November 2010
Measuring the nation's "wellbeing" as well as its wealth will make it easier for the Government to help British people attain "the good life", David Cameron said today.
Friday 19 November 2010
Wednesday 20 October 2010
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