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MPs use children to claim more expenses

MPs use children to claim more expenses

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has given the MPs special dispensation to claim higher expenses to rent bigger properties and to pay for their children’s travel.

The rules were relaxed in 2011

Post Office executives and managers share £15million bonus pot as branches struggle to survive

Post Office executives and managers share £15million bonus pot as branches struggle to survive

Post Office executives and managers are being paid £15.4million in bonuses – as many sub-postmasters see their incomes slashed.

More than £2million was shared between just …

Met Police pay out £360,000 for wrongly ramming doors down in raids

Met Police pay out £360,000 for wrongly ramming doors down in raids

The financial fallout due to Metropolitan Police officers ramming down doors at wrong addresses to carry out police raids has come to light for the first time.

With …

Revealed: the paedophile map of Britain where a child sex attack takes place every 20 MINUTES

ONE child sex attack was reported every 20 minutes last year, police figures out today show.

About 23,000 children were reported victims in England and Wales during 2010/11 but fewer than 10 per cent of cases ended in a conviction.…

NHS hospital paid £20,000 a week for agency doctor

NHS trusts have spent more than a billion pounds a year on temporary clinical staff since 2009, the Telegraph reports. Staff shortages in hospitals are blamed on the European Working Time Directive, which introduced a maximum 48-hour-week in Aug 2009, …

Information Commissioner criticises governments ‘grudging’ stance on Freedom of Information

The Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has said that claims by senior figures that Freedom of Information legislation damages governmental operation are in contradiction with their supposed commitment to transparency and openness, report the Telegraph.

Graham further warned that the …

FoIA reveals excessive RDA bonuses despite their planned abolition

Regional development agencies (RDA) handed out £2.16m to their staff despite the fact the Coalition had already announced they would be scrapped, The Telegraph reports.

Figures released under the FoIA to Tory MP Jake Berry revealed 2,026 staff from nine …

Change of FoIA guidelines may endanger patients, campaigners warn

Health campaigners are fighting calls for lowering the cost limit of a FoIA request, The Telegraph reports.

As it stands, public authorities, including health trusts can only charge requesters if the cost of a reply exceeds £450. But the Foundation …

Osborne spends £30,000 on flat refurbishment, Freedom of Information request reveals

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has spent over £30,000 of taxpayers’ money for the redecoration his flat at Number 10 and 11 Downing Street, The Mirror, The Telegraph and The Independent have reported.

Following FoIA requests to …

Scotland’s ICO envisions FoIA future

Kevin Dunion, Scotland’s soon-to-depart Information Commissioner, has suggested that the FoIA be ammended in a number of ways to ensure it continues to be a useful piece of legislation.

The Times, The Herald, The Sun, The Telegraph and The …

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