Archive of 16 September 2005

Willetts pulls out of the race

David Willetts has withdrawn from the Conservative party leadership race and thrown his weight behind David Davis.


    Legal action threatened over tax credits

    The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is taking legal action against the government for the way it recovers overpayments through the tax credits system.


    Kennedy dismisses coalition talk

    Charles Kennedy has dismissed the idea of forming a coalition with the Conservatives - insisting the Liberal Democrats can make it on their own.


    Job cuts will 'undermine skills agenda'

    The body responsible for promoting skills and learning in England is cutting 1,300 staff as part of a major restructuring programme, it was announced today.


    Lib Dem conference agenda brings you all the news and events from the Liberal Democrat party conference 2005 in Blackpool.

  • Report recommends smaller police forces to merge

    Police force shake-up announced

    The current policing structure in England and Wales is "no longer fit for purpose", the Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) says today.

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