The 'City soldiers' paid 100,000 to fight in Afghanistan: Huge Government payouts to reservists who earn less while on tour Some serving reservists earn up to 225,000Last year eight reservists were paid more than 100,000 for their tour 'Reservist Awards' under review by MoD | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 24 December 2012 Some Armed Forces reservists in Afghanistan are being paid six-figure salaries by the Government, it emerged last night. Military rules state that if reservists’ pay works out less than they would earn in their civilian job, they can claim for extra cash, known as a Reservist Award.
Ryanair accused of flying overweight planes: German regulator claims budget airline may have saved millions by giving false information | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 19 December 2012 626 Ryanair routinely falsified the weight of its aircraft to evade millions of pounds worth of air traffic control charges, it has been claimed The budget airline could face court action after being accused of using the ploy to avoid paying around 42million in extra fee levies in Germany. Air safety watchdog Deutsche Flugsichering, responsible for air traffic control in the country, is investigating the company. Axel Raab, head of communications at Deutsche Flugsicherung, said internal lawyers are currently studying the case, adding: 'If the outcome will be that Ryanair evaded charges we will go to court.' Ryanair is accused by Germany of falsifying weights on take-off to 'save millions' Ryanair has earned itself a tough reputation for weight when it comes to passengers; turning up with a suitcase over the specified maximum allowance and it can cost a small fortune
New Canadian boss of Bank of England will get 250,000 UK accommodation allowance… on top of his 480,000 salaryMr Carney, 47, will replace Sir Mervyn King as the Governor in JulyHis total annual package will be 874,000 – 33 times the national average Mr Carney is already earning 175,000 a year more than his predecessor He is the first foreign appointment to the role and will relocate from Canada | UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 The new governor of the Bank of England will be given a housing allowance of 250,000 a year, pushing his total annual earnings towards 1million.
93,000, the price of peace of mind: Amount would leave most people feeling 'financially safe and comfortable' | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 11 December 2012 We may all dream of winning many millions in a lottery rollover – but it seems that a little less than 100,000 would satisfy the hopes of most families. That’s how much would leave people feeling ‘financially safe and comfortable’, if it was in their account.
400,000 bill for rapist we can't deport: Somali criminal is still in prison ten YEARS after completing his sentenceUnnamed man completed his jail term in September 2002Ministers are powerless to kick him out Judges have refused to deport Somali nationals because it breaches 'human rights' | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 10 December 2012 A Somali rapist who cannot be deported because of human rights laws has spent nearly a decade in prison since completing his sentence – at a cost to taxpayers of 400,000. The man, who has not been named, was jailed for eight years for a serious sexual assault but completed his jail term in September 2002