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Lords Reform Set To Be Cancelled Next Week

Lords Reform Set To Be Cancelled Next Week

  • Posted: Aug 05, 2012
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The Prime Minister is expected to shelve Lords reform

Tory supporters of the Prime Minister don’t support the change in the House of Lords

But the Government is now said to be preparing to shelve the plans, which would slash the number of members in the House of Lords

If these plans go ahead. The House of Lords will be 80% elected.
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Kofi Annan Steps Down As UN Envoy To Syria

Kofi Annan Steps Down As UN Envoy To Syria

  • Posted: Aug 02, 2012
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Kofi Annan is quitting as UN-Arab League peace envoy for Syria, as the civil war in the country spirals further out of control.

Kofi Annan Steps Down As UN Envoy To Syria

Kofi Annan Steps Down As UN Envoy To Syria

UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has quit his post, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says.

Mr Ban announced the resignation of Mr Annan, who was named to the post on February 23.

The UN leader stated Mr Annan deserved “our profound admiration”.

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The shirking Classes Just 1 in 14 incapacity claimants is unfit to work

The shirking Classes Just 1 in 14 incapacity claimants is unfit to work

  • Posted: Jul 31, 2012
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The shirking classes: Just 1 in 14 incapacity claimants is unfit to work and 39 per cent are actually fit  for employment.

Getting tough: A survey found the that 39 per cent of people who claimed incapacity benefits were actually fit to work, while a further 17 per cent could get a job with the right support.

More than one in three dropped out in the application process and only one in 14 was too sick to undertake any employment.

 Around 1.3million tests were made between October 2008 and last November – with 88,700 people found completely unfit to work.

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Gauke Cash For Tradesmen Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Gauke Cash For Tradesmen Is ‘Morally Wrong’

  • Posted: Jul 24, 2012
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The Government strives to cut tax loopholes, Treasury minister David Gauke slams the “cash-in-hand” culture.

The public appears split over whether tradesmen should be paid cash-in-hand.

Paying tradesmen cash-in-hand is “morally wrong” because it can help workers avoid tax, a Treasury minister hasdeclared.

Exchequer Secretary David

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Lords Reform: PM Calls For Tory Support

Lords Reform: PM Calls For Tory Support

David Cameron calls on Conservative MPs to back the reform of the House of Lords as a draft Bill is published.

David Cameron has insisted it is time to “make progress” on reform of the House of Lords as a Tory revolt over the controversial legislation starts to bubble.

A draft Bill to create a mostly elected second chamber was published on Wednesday after Nick Clegg declared that MPs have to “just get on with it and got on with it”.

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PM: We Must End ‘Culture Of Entitlement’

David Cameron is concerned about the welfare system that is causing deep social divisions.

David Cameron has outlined moves toward slashing benefits for families and young people – warning that the welfare system is causing deep social divisions.

The Prime Minister has laid out plans to take away housing benefit from the under-25s, making them to live with their parents.

He has also suggested limiting the time that read more

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