Alistair Darling’s Budget to demand £15bn public spending cut
Alistair Darling will demand £15 billion in Whitehall efficiency cuts this week after repeated warnings that public sector spending is out of control.
Benefits cuts urged to tackle fiscal deficit
Child benefit should be means-tested, doctors and NHS managers’ pay cut by 10 per cent and winter fuel payments for pensioners should be scrapped as the first steps in cutting public spending, Reform, the think-tank, says today.
State failing to protect children in care
The state is failing in its duty to act as a parent to children in care by not adequately protecting them from sexual exploitation, homelessness and falling into crime, a select committee report will warn today.
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Pupil with Asperger’s syndrome rejected by school
A teenager who was refused a place at his local school because he suffered from Asperger’s syndrome has won a conditional offer to study engineering at Cambridge.