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Sub-postmasters union condemns £15.4m bonus pot for Post Office bosses

Sub-postmasters union condemns £15.4m bonus pot for Post Office bosses

Senior Post Office bosses were awarded more than £2m in bonuses last year at the same time as ending a £2.2m incentive scheme for sub-postmasters which led to the latter …

Just 13 people use flagship Coalition scheme for reporting nuisance neighbours

Just 13 people use flagship Coalition scheme for reporting nuisance neighbours

Under the new initiative, people can force police to investigate anti-social behaviour by submitting a “community trigger”, if they have previously reported trouble on at least three occasions.

Four …

MPs Shamed on Low Pay: 1 in 3 don’t give their staff Living Wage

MPs Shamed on Low Pay: 1 in 3 don’t give their staff Living Wage

ALMOST one in three MPs are paying staff less than the Living Wage – despite their party leaders calling for the cost of living pay rate …

Attorney General blocks release of Prince Charles letters to avoid ‘serious damage’ to his future as king

Attorney General blocks release of Prince Charles letters to avoid ‘serious damage’ to his future as king

Dominic Grieve said the Prince’s letters were “particularly frank” and would “potentially have undermined his position of political neutrality” if published.

He used …

The Day in FoIA: HMRC crackdown on freelance tax dodge | Polar bear researcher reprimanded of leaked emails | Empty council buildings in Worcestershire cost £150K

HMRC crackdown on freelance tax dodge used by BBC and civil servants
Figures show that the amount of money recovered by HMRC from investigations into the suspected underpayment has increased fivefold in the past year, to reach more than £1million.…

Drop in school sport support blamed on funding cuts

Drop in school sport support blamed on funding cuts

On the eve of an Olympic Games that has promised to “inspire a generation of young people through sport”, research has indicated a 60% drop in the amount of time dedicated …

More than £20m wasted in ineffective Olympic survey

£22m of public money has been spent on a market research survey that could have funded the Great Britain Olympic sailing team for four years, The Times reports.

A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed the Active People Survey has …

MoD gave “utterly false” Christmas Island nuclear test results

Flight Lieutenant Joseph Pasquini has found huge discrepancies between the data he collected following the UK’s biggest nuclear test blast at Christmas Island in the Pacific on 28 April, 1958 and those those issued by the MoD and the Atomic …