Archive of 14 October 2010

Bonfire of the quangos:The government is pushing ahead with its cull of 'arm's length bodies'

D-day for the quangos

Nine hundred quangos are finding out if they are to be merged, scrapped or saved today, as Francis Maude finally reveals their fate.

  • The emergency payments kick in for vulnerable people once an area has seven days of freezing temperatures

    Cold weather payments set to be cut

    Cold weather payments, designed as an emergency aid to the elderly and impoverished to pay for heating during the winter months, look set to be cut back according to reports.

  • Alex Salmond is gearing up for next year's Holyrood elections

    SNP extends council tax freeze

    The Scottish National Party (SNP) has gathered in Perth for its annual conference - with all focus on crucial Holyrood elections next year.

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