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BBC payoffs to senior staff could not always be justified said the trust chairman Lord Patten

BBC accused of 'corporate fraud and cronyism' over payouts for rule-breaking executives

BBC Trust chairman admits 'overpaying' after being questioned by MPs over £25m paid to 150 outgoing executives

The National Audit Office said there will be further redundancies

NHS redundancies cost £1.1bn but more skilled staff are needed

More than 10,000 made redundant but further changes needed to get right employees

MPs to quiz BBC bosses over golden handshake payments

BBC bosses face a grilling from MPs over how senior staff were given hefty pay-offs that breached the corporation's own guidelines.

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Eric Pickles' Communities Department - charged with getting local council budgets under control - fined for £217m unauthorised overdraft

Margaret Hodge describes department finances as 'a shocking example of incompetence'

Margaret Hodge described some of the payments as 'obscene'

£28m bill for ‘gagging’ ex-public officials

Civil servants receive large severance payments for signing ‘compromise agreements’ on exit

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Nick Clegg to admit Coalition fault in impeding growth

The Government will admit tomorrow that it has become a barrier to securing economic growth as it announces a new drive to boost job-creating projects at local level.

'Telephone tax': Government departments investigated over use of premium-rate phone lines

Department for Transport earned £2.5 million from calls in two years

Charities watchdog under fire over tax avoidance scandal ‘failed to stop abuse of system’

Commission’s failure  to stop abuse of system by Cup Trust branded ‘unacceptable’ by MPs

Artist's impression of HS2, which is struggling with costs 13 years before it is due to carry its first passengers

HS2 budget review is... to be reviewed

Concerns multiply over the increasing costs of the high-speed London to Birmingham rail link

The HS2 project is bitterly opposed by some MPs

Ministers hit the buffers as auditors question case for HS2 train link

Ministers have failed to make a clear “strategic case” for their ambitious plan to build a new high-speed railway between London and the North, the Government’s auditors claim.

Three staff at the Royal Armouries in Leeds received pay rises that ‘broke Treasury guidelines’

Museum boss suspended for ‘unsupported’ staff pay rises

Retired army officer was forced out for awarding Royal Armouries workers thousands of pounds

The Goldman Sachs' building in Fleet Street, London

'Sweetheart' deal between HMRC and Goldman Sachs was struck to save Government embarrassment, court hears

A “sweetheart” tax deal which saved Goldman Sachs millions of pounds was agreed by HMRC to save Chancellor George Osborne from “major embarrassment”, a court has heard.

Simon Read: Treasury is punishing equitable policyholders again

The lamentable treatment of Equitable policyholders took another turn for the worse this week. The life company effectively closed in 2001 and policyholders have spent the past 12 years trying to recover some of their cash.

Fifth of Equitable savers miss payments

The Treasury has been described as "disgraceful" for the way it has mishandled a scheme to make payments to former policyholders of Equitable Life.

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