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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.

Experts warn jobless total set to exceed 3m

Unemployment is still on course to soar above three million despite better-than-expected jobless figures, it was warned today.

Critics praise Clegg 'speech of substance'

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's crucial conference speech appeared to have won over some of his prominent critics within the party.

Clegg faces frontbench dissent on cuts

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg faced a major test of his authority tonight as his own frontbenchers stepped up criticism of his plans for public spending cuts.

Older people 'forced to cut down energy usage'

Older people are being forced to cut down on their energy usage as they face soaring fuel bills, a report warned today.

Industrial strife over pensions at Barclays as retirement crisis hots up

Union threatens strikes over bank's plans to axe its pension scheme. More could follow, says James Moore

Now taxpayers bail out MPs' pensions

A fresh row over MPs' pay and perks erupted after taxpayers were asked to foot an £800,000-a-year bill to bail out their gold-plated pension scheme.

Crackdown planned for 'deadbeat dads'

A new crackdown on "deadbeat dads" who refuse to pay child maintenance goes before Parliament today.

'I can't stand him': Clegg overheard attacking team

Defeated leadership rival among targets of leader's unguarded remarks

PM 'used crony to fix nuclear power inquiry'

Government accused of driving through energy policy by using slanted study

MPs warn of 'inadequate' flood cash

The amount of money pledged by the Government to prevent a repeat of last summer's devastating floods is "inadequate", MPs warned today.

'Dirty bomb' threat as UK ships plutonium to France

From Sellafield, an ordinary, unarmed ferry is to transport weapons-ready plutonium – material that could easily be used to make a 'dirty bomb'

Clegg: 'Power and privilege keep us out of government'

Lib Dem leader attempts to reassert his authority with attack on the two-party system

Lib Dem trio quit in referendum revolt

Three Liberal Democrat frontbenchers quit tonight in a revolt over the Lisbon Treaty referendum.

The Sketch: Renewable energy? More like renewable policies, it appears

For those of us who still pronounce it "nuculer", it was pretty heavy going yesterday. I thought I'd understood what John Hutton's statement meant, but then Steve Webb for the Liberals said that he hadn't understood it and so I assumed I hadn't understood it enough to realise what I hadn't understood.

Nuclear plan puts Brown's green image in spotlight

Gordon Brown faces the biggest test of his environmental credentials this week, with the Government due to give the go-ahead to a new generation of nuclear power stations.

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