Archive of 11 August 2010

MPs' staff in Portcullis House have struggled with new expenses regime

MPs' union lobbies watchdog over parental leave

The Unite union is pressuring parliament's expenses watchdog to make paternity leave claims unconditional.

  • Unemployment falls - for now

    Overall unemployment levels have fallen slightly, but the number of those without work for over 12 months has hit a 13-year high.

  • Trouble on the High Street? Consumer morale dropped last month.

    Consumer morale drops

    Consumer morale in July fell as low as May 2009, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

  • Lockerbie memorial listing the 270 dead - many of whom are American

    Megrahi senators seek medical records

    Four American senators have added to pressure on the Scottish government to release more details of the medical records which prompted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's release last year.

  • Sir Gus O'Donnell (r) greets new PM David Cameron in No 10

    Top civil servant's future in doubt

    Cabinet secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell, the head of the civil service, is expected to leave his post before the next general election.

  • Nick Griffin, BNP leader

    Griffin to discover BNP leadership fate

    The British National party (BNP) is set to announce whether any leadership challengers have sufficient support to force a vote against incumbent Nick Griffin.

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