One million people who are fit-to-work have been on benefits for three years

Revealed: The one million people who are fit-to-work but have been on benefits for three years 4 out of 10 work-related benefits claimed by long-term unemployed Iain Duncan Smith releases report which includes the damning figuresMinisters under fire for capping benefits at 26,000 a year per household Study found a third of all children are not living with both birth parents , there were 2.3 million claims for benefits that indicate a capacity for work or work-related activity. ‘One million of those were from people who had been claiming one or more of the main working-age benefits for at least three out of the preceding four years.’ According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, social security spending will rise from 180billion this year to nearly 198billion in 2017/18

4.5m pay rise for U.S. boss of Cadbury"s who snubbed MPs: Salary jumps from 14.4m to 18.9m

4.5m pay rise for U.S. boss of Cadbury's who snubbed MPs: Salary jump to 18.9m works out at 31.5% Irene Rosenfeld, head of American owners Kraft, gets 31.5 per cent pay riseProvoked anger with ruthless takeover of confectioner in 2010Has refused to explain actions to House of Commons select committee , she ended up wielding the axe a few weeks later

The wealth gap on your doorstep: Study reveals Britain"s most economically divided neighbourhoods where rich and poor live "cheek by…

The wealth gap on your doorstep: Study reveals Britain's most economically divided neighbourhoods where rich and poor live 'cheek by jowl'Study based on income, savings, investments and property valuesNeighbouring streets in St Albans had the biggest wealth disparity By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:11 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 24 March 2013 Britain's most economically divided neighbourhoods have been revealed in a wide-ranging survey of the country's wealth gap. A study by data company CACI found streets where wealthy families in 1m homes live 'cheek by jowl' with some of the most deprived households in the country.

David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate

David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate in move that could put 250 in pockets of every British taxpayer By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 14 February 2013 Change: David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown. The Treasury is thought to be considering plans that have been drawn up by Conservative MPs for a chunk of taxable income – probably the first 2,500 – to be taxed at 10p in the pound rather than the current rate of 20p.

Mick Philpott and Mairead Philpott: "He wanted a house full of kids and the benefit cash that brings": Prosecutors verdict as father of 16…

'He wanted a house full of kids and the benefit cash that brings': Prosecutors verdict as father of 16 goes on trial over blaze that killed six of them Mick and Mairead Philpott allegedly started fire at semi-detached Derby homeThe couple and a third defendant deny six separate counts of manslaughterPhilpott, his wife and ex, Lisa Willis, all lived in same house with 11 childrenSix of the children were Mick and Mairead Philpott's, four were his children by Lisa Willis and another was Miss Willis's child with another manPhilpott jumped up in court as tape of 999 call was played to the jury Police recorded conversations between Philpott and his wife following fireCourt heard Mairead Philpott carried out sex act on third defendant Paul Mosley following the fire /11/06/article-2228528-15E03182000005DC-28_634x442.jpg” width=”634″ height=”442″ alt=”The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured.

Banker sacked for being too successful in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employer

Banker sacked ‘for being too successful’ in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employerRaphael Geys already argued his case in the High Court and Court of AppealHe claimed he had been dismissed without cause by bank Societe GeneraleTold High Court in 2010 that he doubled income of his division to 395millionSaid he was sacked for being too successful and bank considered provisions in his contract too generous Wrongful dismissal: Former bank executive Raphael Geys could claim damages A high-flying City banker who claimed that he was sacked for being ‘too successful’ today won a Supreme Court fight with his former employers. Judges ruled that Raphael Geys, former managing director of European fixed income sales for French bank Societe Generale, could claim damages for wrongful dismissal. Mr Geys – who was employed by the bank’s London branch and claimed that he had been dismissed without cause – had already argued his case in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Autumn Statement: Pensions raid will hit 340,000 high earners

Pensions raid will hit 340,000 high earners: Public sector fat cats among those targeted in the 1bn tax grab Pension tax-breaks to be cut to from 50,000 to 40,000 a year to raise 1bnChancellor insists wealthy must shoulder more of Britain's debt burdenTax-free allowance for pensions cut from 1.5m to 1.25m over a lifetimeExperts say cuts will not just hit fat cats and will discourage savers But basic state pension is to rise by 2.5% next year to 110.15 a weekCritics say that it still leaves one in five pensioners in poverty | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 A 1billion raid on pensions will hit tens of thousands of middle and high-income earners, experts warned last night. George Osborne yesterday announced he was cutting the tax-free amount an individual can put into their pension each year from 50,000 to 40,000. It comes just a year after the annual limit was cut from 255,000