Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face fraud charges over alleged false claims for witness taxis worth 1MILLIONFinance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and unnamed colleague face charges Allegedly claimed for witness taxi services that were never suppliedBoth employed by CPS West Midlands By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face criminal fraud charges over an alleged 1million fraud involving bogus taxis for witnesses. Finance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and another unnamed worker, face conspiracy to commit fraud charges over allegations concerning false claims for witness taxi services that were never supplied.
Labour surges 12 points ahead in polls to biggest lead over the Tories in a decade as women voters desert David Cameron ICM/Guardian: Labour 41%, Conservatives, 29%, Lib Dems 13%, UKIP 9%Female voters deserting Tories for Labour – 26% more would vote for themIn/out referendum promise has not stopped UKIP gaining votesLabour lead despite lack of faith in Ed Miliband as leaderOnly 18% asked thought him 'good in a crisis' – half PM's rating By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 12 February 2013 Labour has surged to its biggest lead over the Tories in the polls for a decade as female voters continue to desert the Prime Minister. If a General Election was held today Ed Miliband's party would probably secure 41 per cent of the vote while David Cameron's Conservatives would get 29 per cent – down four per cent in a month
Middle class care bill fiasco: PM backed 35,000 cap on fees… now elderly couples face paying as much as 150,000Couples could face 150,000 care bill under new plansCameron initially backed 35,000 contribution cap, now it could be 75,000Older people face selling their homes to cover costs | UPDATED: 02:44 GMT, 26 December 2012 Support: Prime Minister David Cameron initially backed setting the contribution cap for people who need residential care at 35,000
5m will be paying higher-rate tax: Record number snared in 40% trap within next three years Hundreds of thousands of families who do not consider themselves wealthy are being pushed into tax band which they thought was for the well-off Worker currently qualifies for 40p rate when their salary is 42,475Salary threshold will be lowered next year to 41,450 | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 6 December 2012 A record five million workers will be paying higher-rate tax by 2015 – half a million more than the Treasury has predicted. The true scale of the 40 per cent tax trap was revealed yesterday by Britain’s leading economic forecaster
Osborne's big squeeze: 400,000 more workers to be snared in 40 per cent tax trapA record 4.5million could be paying the higher tax rate by the end of this Parliament Chancellor George Osborne announced that the point at which workers start paying higher-rate tax was to increase by one per cent a year. | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 5 December 2012 A record 4.5million workers could be paying higher-rate tax by the end of this Parliament. The number in the 40 per cent band is expected to rise from 3.8million today by another 400,000 over the next three years, the Treasury said yesterday