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BBC Director General Tony Hall says the corporation has “a grip on the money” it gets from licence-fee payers ahead of a parliamentary hearing examining hefty pay-offs given to senior staff.

Thompson stood down after eight years in 2012

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Current BBC chairman and former Director-General will provide theatre in front of Public Accounts Committee

Director General Lord Hall on his first day of work, back in April

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MPs tell Tony Hall to pay back £24,500 he received when he quit for Royal Opera House in 2001

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Iain Duncan Smith puts ministerial career on the line after rolling out a barrel-full of jargon and clichés

It’s a sure sign that a minister is under pressure when the jargon level rises. As Iain Duncan Smith defended himself today the jargonometer surged into the red zone.

Iain Duncan Smith defended the universal credit system against claims it was badly managed and losing money

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The Work and Pensions Secretary addressed the Commons after claims he misled Parliament over failures in the Government's flagship benefits reform programme

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Public Accounts Committee attacks MoD over spiralling costs of aircraft carriers

Britain’s aircraft carrier programme faces further spiralling costs and the project remains a “high risk”, MPs have warned.

Overview of site of planned Durand Academy on former St Cuthmans School site near Midhurst, West Sussex

Directors behind 'Eton of the state sector' Durand Academy boarding school for inner city pupils could face prosecution over accounts

The directors of the company behind a proposal to set up a state boarding school in the heart of the Sussex countryside have been warned they could face prosecution for failing to file their annual accounts.

Peter Fincham today declined to say whether he would be returning the £500,000 pay off he received from the BBC

ITV boss Peter Fincham refuses to be drawn on £500,000 BBC pay-off

Peter Fincham, ITV’s director of television, today declined to say whether he would be returning the £500,000 pay off he received on resigning from the BBC and said that ITV’s sensational expose of Jimmy Savile last year “was not a programme about the BBC”.

No further police action over BBC pay-offs

'Insufficient evidence' of criminal misconduct says Met police as Tory MP lambasts 'incompetent HR management'

Labour have accused Iain Duncan Smith of letting Atos spin out of control

Value for money? Watchdog turns focus on Atos - the firm that tests people claiming sickness and disability benefits

Atos Healthcare has been paid £754m for the tests since 2005

Michael Gove visits Durand Academy School in Stockwell in 2011

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Callers to government departments paid £56m on higher-rate phone lines last year despite a drive to reduce their use, a report has revealed.

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