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Carer crisis: Councils cutting vital grants for those looking after sick and disabled relatives

Carer crisis: Councils cutting vital grants for those looking after sick and disabled relatives

A cruel new wave of council cuts is axing vital grants to people who care for their disabled relatives. Respite payments, which let full-time carers take …

£543m cost of botched Tory NHS reforms: Cuts leave hospitals in critical condition

£543m cost of botched Tory NHS reforms: Cuts leave hospitals in critical condition

Ministers have spent £543million in the past two years to rescue hospitals struggling to keep afloat because of the Government’s NHS cuts and reforms.

Figures obtained by …

MPs block details of new expenses for “security” reasons

Expenses scandal: MPs block details of new expenses

John Bercow has written to the expenses regulator warning him not to disclose official documents that show the identities of MPs’ landlords for “security” reasons.

Publication of the names, which was supposed …

The day in FOIA: Conservatives social housing failure, Government’s £100,000 bill for facebook ads and the Department for Education’s not-very-free information

Tories failing to build social homes for poorest people, Labour says

Conservative councils will build on average 20 social homes for the poorest people in society by the end of the parliament – and in the housing minister’s own back …

The day in FOIA: politics in the Niger Delta, public servants expenses, olympic torch costs and roadside camera blind spots

Nigeria: British Govt Releases 2009 Letter of Tony Baldry

The British Government has finally released, but partly, the September 2009 letter on behalf of former Delta State governor James Ibori that it received from a Conservative Member of Parliament, Tony …

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

MINISTERS were so anxious to distance themselves from the trams that they told council chiefs: don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Documents …

Michael Hintze revealed as a funder of Lord Lawson’s climate thinktank

Michael Hintze, a leading Conservative party donor who runs the £5bn hedge fund CQS, has emerged as a financial backer of the climate sceptic thinktank founded by former chancellor, Lord Nigel Lawson.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation, launched …