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
Tens of thousands of elderly patients could be sent to 'hospital hotels' to free up bedsThe model is based on a system widely used in ScandinaviaNew mothers and stroke patients could also use such services By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Tens of thousands of elderly patients could be sent to hotels to recover from illnesses under plans being considered by the Government to free up hospital beds. New mothers and stroke patients could also use such services, which would be run by private hotel chains and allow more flexible visiting hours.
Tamara, her ex and their battle over a 380,000 Lamborghini: He says it was a 38th birthday present… she claims it always belonged to herOmar Khyami claims the rare Aventador was given to him as a birthday giftVehicle was then allegedly sold on to a Turkish collector Miss Ecclestone discovers transaction and launches custody battleJudge sides with her and agrees injunction to keep supercar in BritainA hearing later this year will decide who the Lamborghini belongs to when he and Tamara Ecclestone were a couple. His ex gained an injunction keeping it under lock and key in Britain today ” class=”blkBorder” /> Blocked: Omar Khyami leaves the 380,000 car in June 2012 when he and Tamara Ecclestone were a couple.
Now chief of free information Christopher Graham calls for secret arrests Information Commissioner said there was no ‘pressing social need’ for the public to be told who was being held by the policeSuch anonymity has been branded an attack on open justice By Martin Beckford PUBLISHED: 01:06 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 14 April 2013 The row over secret arrests deepened last night as Britain’s data watchdog claimed that naming crime suspects breaches their human rights. Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, said there was no ‘pressing social need’ for the public to be told who was being held by the police
Fraudster couple funded champagne lifestyle of exotic holidays and a plush home in 1million insurance and benefits scamElina Jaksone and Gagik Manucharyan exploited other immigrantsPromised to get them car insurance but lied to secure cheaper dealsCheated taxpayers out of 340,000 by failing to report earnings to HMRCSpent cash on holidays in Jamaica By Hugo Gye and Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 13:09 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 11 April 2013 An immigrant couple who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle have been jailed for what is believed to be the biggest car insurance scam of its kind in Britain. Latvian Elina Jaksone and her Cypriot partner Gagik Manucharyan raked in close to 1million by duping hundreds of innocent motorists with a ‘ghost’ insurance scheme. They offered cut-price insurance by using false details, leaving customers involved in accidents totally exposed and without any of the coverage they paid for
Mail on Sunday comment: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks By Mail On Sunday Comment PUBLISHED: 00:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 8 April 2013 Paris Brown's Twitter shows she is wholly unfitted to offer advice to the most junior, most inexperienced constable When the people ask for action, governments respond by giving them gimmicks. Tony Blair was famous for demanding ‘eye-catching initiatives with which I can be personally associated’, but he is certainly not the only culprit. The idea of elected Police Commissioners was conceived by the Conservatives to counter a growing – and justified – feeling that a once-respected service had become unresponsive and remote.
Gold-plated public sector pensions 'set to cost every family 1,500'Last year the net cost of paying the pensions of retired State workers was 8billionThat figure is set to more than double in 2017/18 according to a Treasury watchdog , the net cost of paying the pensions of retired State workers was 8billion. But this figure is set to rocket to 16.2billion in 2017/18, according to the forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the Treasury’s independent watchdog.
Private school offers mortgage-style repayment scheme to cover 9,000-a-year day pupil fees Fernhill School in Glasgow is offering parents chance to spread fees over ten years, interest freePayment plan could reduce monthly payments by up to 50 per cent /13 – with the highest fees topping 21,000. The increases put pressure on parents – particularly those for whom private education is at the limits of affordability.
One will not be amused: Heathrow planning 1,700 extra night flights over Windsor CastleRude royal awakening from four o'clock in the morning as 110,000 sleepless residents in west London may see flights diverted over BerkshireWindsor MP urges residents to fight the proposals By Nick Fagge PUBLISHED: 16:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 11 March 2013 As the home of the Royal Family for almost a thousand years Windsor Castle has become a symbol of peace and harmony. But now the tranquility of the Queen's Berkshire home is set to be shattered by sound of an extra 1,700 night flights which will give royal residents a rude awakening from four o'clock in the morning.
Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers