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Families working full time at the national minimum wage are 18% short of the basic amount needed to provide a minimum standard of living, according to a new report. The Cost of a Child in 2014, published today by Child...
People suspected of trying to avoid inheritance tax could be forced to pay the charge before they die, under changes being considered by the Government. Measures put out for consultation suggest HM Revenue & Customs could demand "accelerated payment" where...
By Dr Shahid Qureshi  - : Following the tradition of Pakistani forefathers Lady Syeda Warsi has proved herself to be the bravest and courageous among the leaders in the whole Muslim world on her principle stand on the plight of...
Hundreds of thousands of patients in need of emergency care are being left at the doors of A&E in ambulances because hospitals are too full, Labour has said. New figures obtained by the party show that last year almost 300,000...
Changes to collection times at thousands of post boxes are "disappointing" for consumers and businesses, the shadow business secretary has said. Royal Mail said the changes, which will see mail picked up by delivery staff during their rounds, will ensure...
Train passengers will today have to contend with the first of three August weekend part-closures of a key London to Scotland rail route. Work on an £81 million improvement plan at Watford in Hertfordshire means that the West Coast line...
A British man and his American wife have been handed prison terms on charges of illegally trading in the personal details of Chinese citizens after they testified that they bought such information to help companies combat fraud. Peter Humphrey and...
The Government paid at least 30 consultants up to £2,000 a day last year, an investigation has revealed. According to figures obtained by the BBC Newsnight programme, the specialists were hired by six different departments. Ten were taken on by the...
Interest rates are expected to be held at 0.5% today though signs of economic improvement have fuelled speculation that some Bank of England policy makers are preparing to vote for a hike. The decision will be the first since gross...
People found guilty of rigging wholesale gas and electricity prices could face up to two years in prison under plans unveiled by the Government. Under the new laws it would be a criminal offence to fix energy prices at an...

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