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Savers will be offered pensions “with expensive, and confusing fees”, following a dramatic climbdown by the pensions minister, Steve Webb, over charges.

Ministers have refused requests to make changes to the legislation

Lobbying Bill: Government rejects warning by charities that new law will have 'chilling effect'

Downing Street has rejected warnings by charities that its new lobbying legislation would restrict voluntary organisations from campaigning on matters of public interest.

Campaigners against the proposed legislation are attempting to force the minister piloting the bill, Andrew Lansley, to accept it is seriously flawed and order a revision

Beware consequences of 'rushed' lobbying legislation, MPs warned

Regulations 'would effectively make it illegal' for TUC to organise conference in election run-up

Labour attack David Cameron over party funding lobbying bill

Labour will today call on David Cameron to drop his controversial lobbying bill and return to the negotiating table to reform the way party politics is funded in Britain.

Rethink of lobbying reform still a possibility

Bill is scheduled to have its second reading in the Commons next month

David Cameron’s flagship law to end Britain’s lobbying scandals is a “useless dog’s breakfast” and the Government should urgently postpone its current fast-tracked progress through Westminster, according to the head of the Commons committee that has scrutinised the reform

Exclusive: David Cameron condemned over ‘ridiculous’ reforms to lobbying

New scrutiny for legislation regarded as a joke within £2bn industry

Samantha and David Cameron arrive at the party conference in 2011

Cash-for-access: £1,750 for access to the Prime Minister’s bed...

For the right price, sponsors can leave a flyer on his duvet at the Tory party conference

Conservative MP Patrick Mercer was filmed by the BBC's 'Panorama' agreeing to lobby on behalf of Fiji

The scandal of a lobbying law that will make a bad situation even worse

Inside Whitehall: It’s a bill that nobody wants, being reluctantly promoted by a government that didn’t want to do anything in the first place

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It's yet to happen, but when it does, surely the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take some beating for a strange place to play the most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. Temperatures during the summer reach 50 degrees and the tiny alcohol restricted state will have to find some way to accommodate beer swilling fans from around the world.

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore wary of waging legal battle over winter World Cup

Moving the Qatar tournament would have a huge knock-on effect for domestic leagues

Plain cigarette packaging: Labour urges Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood to intervene over Lynton Crosby 'lobbying'

Labour have attempted to ratchet up the pressure on Britain’s most senior civil servant to intervene in the row over allegations that the Conservatives’ election guru used his position to lobby ministers on behalf of private clients.

Lynton Crosby, right, played a big part in David Cameron's election win

David Cameron accused over ‘stitched together’ Lynton Crosby memo

Conservative party election strategist denies discussed tobacco issues with PM or Health Secretary

Lynton Crosby played a big part in the Tories’ election win

Election guru Lynton Crosby denies discussing cigarette packaging with David Cameron

He says claims made that he 'sought to improperly use his position' as campaign advisor were 'simply false'

David Cameron dodges Lynton Crosby tobacco lobbying question as links to private health firms are revealed

David Cameron was facing fresh questions about his election guru Lynton Crosby after it emerged the lobbyist's firm advised a private health alliance at the time of the Government's controversial NHS reforms.

Lynton Crosby, the Conservatives’ election strategist

After cigarette packs and alcohol prices, David Cameron now faces questions about Lynton Crosby and fracking

Prime Minister is under pressure over his strategist’s potential conflict of interest

The Prime Minister with Lynton Crosby in April last year

Smoke, but no fire: Labour should stop banging on about Lynton Crosby

The median voter has no idea who this supposed magician might be

Ed Miliband demands curb on MPs having jobs outside Parliament

'Being an MP should not be a sideline. It's a privilege and a duty,' says Labour leader

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