2015: this momentous and horrendous year

Published: December 23, 2015
Written by Ian Hernon

By any standards, it has been an astonishing political year in and outwith Westminster, with changes to party leaderships, and a general election which gave the Tories their first outright …

Huge debits of Universal Credit

Published: December 20, 2015
Written by Ian Hernon

A new analysis by the House of Commons Library found that welfare claimants could be £3,000 worse off next year on Universal Credit compared to shelved tax credits.

Commons watchdogs urge new funding formula

Published: December 19, 2015
Written by Ian Hernon

House of Commons watchdogs urged the establishment of an independent panel to assist the Home Office devise a new funding formula for police forces in England and Wales.

John Street’s Diary December 18

Published: December 18, 2015
Written by John Street

Mergers and takeovers involving UK companies continued at much lower levels of activity than those seen before the 2008-09 economic downturn, official statistics revealed.