Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel Labour leader Ed Miliband faces growing mutiny over his soft approachPolls reveal decisive public support for Government's benefit shake-upLiam Byrne rushes out proposals designed to harden up Labour's image By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 Labour was plunged into disarray over welfare yesterday, as its proposals for tough reforms unravelled – and Ed Miliband faced a growing mutiny over his soft approach.
Labour MP hints at cuts to handouts for rich pensioners: Dame Anne Begg says it would make sense to reform the welfare systemPiling pressure on both David Cameron and Ed Miliband Labour politicians tend to defend the principle of universal welfare paymentsPM ruled out any move to means-test these benefits before general election By Tim Shipman PUBLISHED: 02:28 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:28 GMT, 30 March 2013 A leading Labour MP has raised the prospect of cuts to pensioner benefits. Piling pressure on both David Cameron and Ed Miliband to accept reductions in handouts for wealthy pensioners, Dame Anne Begg said it would make sense to reform the welfare system so that more generous benefits are paid to fewer people
McDonald's waitress wins 3,000 out-of- court settlement after she was sacked for sprinkling 'over-generous' serving of chocolate on a colleague's McFlurry Student Sarah Finch was fired by McDonald's in Carmarthen, West WalesShe was accused of gross misconduct after 'giving away free food'Bosses had described the 19-year-old as 'exceptional' before sacking herMother Tessa Finch said they had the burger giant 'firmly by the knackers' | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Not lovin' it: Student Sarah Finch has been handed 3,000 compensation after she was sacked for sprinkling too much chocolate on a McFlurry A McDonald's worker who was fired for sprinkling too much chocolate on a friend's McFlurry has been handed 3,000 in compensation after taking on the fast-food giant. Sarah Finch, 19, was sacked for gross misconduct after bosses accused her of giving away food after serving a workmate extra chocolate topping on the 99p ice-cream. But the restaurant chain paid furious Sarah more than 3,000 compensation in an out-of-court settlement today after she refused to accept her sacking.
Every little helps: Dead Brits leave George Osborne 54,000 in their wills to pay off national debt (only 999,999,946,000 to go) Chancellor forced to admit in his Autumn Statement that he will not meet his target to get debt under control by 2015New figures show that in first year of the coalition generous members of the public bequeathed 54,634.46 to pay down debtTreasury insists it appreciates the help but only covers 0.0000054% of debt | UPDATED: 16:37 GMT, 7 December 2012 Chancellor George Osborne was forced to admit he will miss his target for getting debt under control by 2015, but some generous people are doing their bit by leaving money in their will for the public finances Dead Britons have left George Osborne 54,000 to help pay off the ballooning national debt from beyond the grave.