Plus: the Public Accounts Committee fails to challenge Council waste. Nottingham still in the lead for extortionate tax.
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Furthermore, critics of the programme are alarmed by the rising costs. But will they ever acknowledge that ‘lockdown sceptics’ warned about these?
Mubin Haq: How can it be right for the Government to harm your business, leave you in need – and not help you?
We found over a million people excluded from the Government schemes are struggling to pay for food and everyday essentials.
Allowing those who we now require to be in education until they’re 18 to lose £350 a week in fixed odds online gambling is madness.
We need a powerful Parliamentary spending watchdog, a Budget Committee, to stop hard-earned public cash being wasted.
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
J Meirion Thomas: The Immigration Health Surcharge must be revised or abolished – not tinkered with.
By April, about 1.4million non-EU migrants and students will have been given unlimited access to the NHS for a pittance.
It would be a huge waste to spend huge sums restoring the body of Westminster whilst decanting – probably permanently – its spirit.
J. Meirion Thomas: The new rules aimed at preventing health tourism are toothless, and leave the NHS wide open to abuse
The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.
Ben Rochelle: How can Greening get out of the trap she’s in over the National Funding Formula for schools?
During a meeting with other disgruntled Conservative MPs, George Osborne allegedly told the Education Secretary: “Now you see why I didn’t do this.”
Dominic Raab: The taxman is going easy on the super-rich, and hard on the rest of us. Here’s how to stop him.
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
Nigel Evans: I support the Government’s aid target. But we risk it being abandoned unless spending is reformed.
Unless we sort out the problems right now, then I fear it is a battle I will lose.
The move would simplify the system, speed transparency and improve accountability. The Treasury musn’t back off change.
All the posts were elected unopposed – another sign of Tory MPs’ growing discipline.