Gold-plated public sector pensions set to cost every family 1,500

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.

Details of children taken to A&E to be sent to national database in government bid to crackdown on child abuse

Details of children taken to A&E department to be sent to national database in government bid to crackdown on child abuse Every emergency visit to hospital will be linked up by NHS computer systemSame system will apply to out-of-hours GP consultationUnder proposals even minor injuries suffered will be loggedConsultant: 'Some parents or carers make it difficult to join all the dots' | UPDATED: 09:42 GMT, 27 December 2012 Details of all children taken to accident and emergency departments are to be run through a national database in order to crackdown on child abuse, ministers say. Every emergency visit to hospital or out-of-hours GP consultation will be linked up by an NHS computer system under plans to help doctors expose cruelty and neglect. Under the proposals, even minor injuries suffered by children will be logged.

Fox hunting: David Cameron"s local hunt admits hunting foxes with dogs

How the RSPCA targeted Cameron's local hunt: Judge blasts 'staggering' 330,000 cost of prosecution Heythrop Hunt Limited and two members admitted hunting fox on CotswoldsDavid Cameron and Rebekah Brooks' husband have ridden with the hunt Footage showed evidence of 'prolonged and deliberate unlawful hunting'Retired huntsman Barnfield accused RSPCA of playing politics | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 18 December 2012 David Cameron’s local hunt yesterday became the first to be convicted of illegally killing foxes. The Heythrop Hunt, which the Prime Minister has ridden with, was fined 4,000 after it admitted four offences under laws introduced in 2005