Savers will be offered pensions “with expensive, and confusing fees”, following a dramatic climbdown by the pensions minister, Steve Webb, over charges.
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Ivy Needham: Campaigner who was awarded an MBE for her efforts to claw back millions of pounds for the Maxwell pensioners
Friday 24 January 2014
Ivy Needham was in her late sixties and coming to terms with the loss of both her sight and hearing when she was thrust into the forefront of the campaign to get back the pension funds stolen by Robert Maxwell from his staff and from pensioners who had worked for his companies.
Tory MP calls police on handful of retired constituents delivering petition against lobbying bill 'gagging law'
Wednesday 22 January 2014
A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.
Thursday 16 January 2014
The head of the prisons operator criticised after an 84-year-old dementia sufferer died in handcuffs in one of its immigration centres earned $6m (£3.6m) last year, The Independent has learnt.
Monday 30 December 2013
The head of the CBI will today call for companies to start paying their staff more, saying the large number of people working for the minimum wage is a “serious challenge” that business and the Government must address.
Monday 23 December 2013
Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday
Wednesday 04 December 2013
John Lewis's chairman hopes the Chancellor will be more hare than bear when he makes his Autumn Statement
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Climbdown viewed as ‘humiliating’ after MPs claimed vested interests were being let off the hook
Monday 07 October 2013
Labour plans to rein in energy lobbyists as analysis shows ministers have met with energy giants five times more often than with consumer groups
Philip Morris accused of applying ‘intense pressure’ on MEPs ahead of vote on banning some cigarettes
Friday 04 October 2013
Tobacco giant ‘spent over €1m lobbying MEPs’ before key vote
Monday 23 September 2013
Companies are paying political parties millions for access to their MPs
Thursday 19 September 2013
Primaries – they pay for themselves and the majority of Labour supporters would take part
Monday 09 September 2013
The cleanest money in British politics is the subscriptions that trade unions collect from their members and pass to the Labour party, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady claims.
Thursday 05 September 2013
TUC general secretary, Frances O'Grady, blames the threat of industrial action on a Government that is 'out of touch'
Thursday 05 September 2013
Plans by the Government to overhaul lobbying laws are “seriously flawed” and should be delayed by up to half a year so that they can be improved, a cross party report concluded yesterday.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
The Bill cuts the amount groups can spend before elections from £989,000 to £390,000
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
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