Archive of 23 January 2012
Peers have rejected the government's plans to prevent benefit claimants receiving more than £26,000 a year, handing the coalition's welfare reforms another big setback.
Vince Cable disappointed those calling for workers to sit on remuneration committees when he told the Commons he would not legislate to implement the measure.
MPs are planning to investigate a distinct leftward lean in parliament's clock tower, with some predicting a £1 billion cost for fixing the problem.
The race for City Hall looked too close to call today after a second poll suggested a slim lead for Ken Livingstone.
Disused government offices are to be made available on one-year leases to new and existing small businesses.