Archive of 8 September 2005

New tax credit system is failing claimants, MPs warn

MPs slam tax credits 'nightmare'

The introduction and operation of the government's new tax credits system has been a "nightmare", an influential committee of MPs says today.

  • Think tank warns multiculturalism is an obstacle to a strong national identity

    Demos: Abandon multiculturalism

    Britain must abandon multiculturalism if it wants to build a strong, tolerant and inclusive sense of national identity, a new report argues.


    TUC chief urges Blair to go quietly

    The general secretary of the TUC has urged Tony Blair to resign at the right time to allow his party to get ready for the next election.


    Liam Fox sets out his stall

    The Tory party must focus on the issues that affect the general public rather than its own internal tensions, Liam Fox said today.

  • Labour MP slams running of Child Support Agency

    Field: CSA in meltdown

    The Child Support Agency (CSA) is in a worse state now than it was when Labour came to power, the former social security minister has said.

  • Audit Commission finds NHS trusts are failing to implement clinical guidance

    'Poor financial planning' affects NHS treatment

    The failure by NHS trusts to adequately manage their finances is causing patients to miss out on the best and most up to date treatments, a new report warns.


    Interest rates held

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England said today that interest rates will stay on hold at 4.5 per cent in September.


    Tories push for Olympic safeguards

    The Conservatives have accused Ken Livingstone of showing a "disturbing lack of leadership" by failing to back their call for safeguards to the cost of the Olympics.


    Lords urge better EU regulation

    Peers have today called for a "change in attitude" towards regulation in the European Union to reduce the burden on businesses.

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