Why is the UK only defining those over-70 as requiring shielding during the Coronavirus pandemic, in contradiction to guidance from the World Health Organisation?
David Hencke investigates why Boris Johnson’s Government handed out £1.7 million for election management services without a competitive tender.
With the Tories already planning for a general election in five years, David Hencke looks at their vulnerabilities and the prospects of a progressive counter-attack.
David Hencke reveals how offshore riches and the explosion of Airbnbs is creating a rise in ghost towers and a falling electorate.
New analysis shows that, despite his populist announcements, the Prime Minister was the highest earning MP during the last Parliament.
The Lords’ Constitution Committee rushed out a report on the last day of Parliament to provide the only clause-by-clause scrutiny of the Prime Minister’s EU withdrawal legislation.
The National Audit Office has found that the funding for starter homes for first-time buyers has instead been spent on acquiring and preparing brownfield sites for housing more generally.
A report by peers contests Government claims that separate British deals would be better than those secured with the EU.
A new report by the National Audit Office reveals that 17% of the university technology colleges pioneered by Michael Gove as Education Secretary have closed.
The Conservative administration’s policy to expand hydraulic fracking to 20 sites is in disarray because of a slew of planning objections and worries about decommissioning.
The Royal Society has highlighted the toll already taken by Brexit on the science sector as the “brightest and best” minds opt to stay away from Britain.
The Prime Minister’s Queen Speech and recent announcements are a long way away from the commitments he was declaring during his leadership election.
A campaign group determined to secure compensation from the Government for 3.8 million women, born in the 1950s, who face a six-year delay in getting their pensions is continuing its fight.
A new European Union directive aims to abolish daylight saving time, which could result in a one hour time difference between the north and south of Ireland following the UK’s exit from the EU.
The battle for 3.8 million women to be compensated due to a rise in the pension age continues, reports David Hencke, despite yesterday’s High Court ruling dismissing their case.
Byline Times has information that the prime minister’s backing by hedge funds invested in a hard Brexit is coming under scrutiny by the Cabinet Office.
The Home Office has made no effort to identify overseas students wrongly accused of cheating in oral exams, according to the Public Accounts Committee.
Six global accountancy firms have won 96% of Brexit contracts, according to the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee. Whitehall has been condemned by a powerful all-party committee of MPs for being over secretive about the award of nearly £100 million of management consultancy contracts to handle Brexit. The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee has accused Whitehall of…
Following Amber Rudd’s resignation from the Cabinet over the Prime Minister’s plans for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a hardline figure has been handed her job at the Department for Work and Pensions.
The fatal flaw in the Prime Minister’s plans to create 100 new ‘no deal’ Brexit-supporting peers.
“Lessons can still be learned from the previous period of ‘no deal’ planning, where in some cases rushed decisions meant taxpayers’ money was not spent well,” says National Audit Office.
David Hencke’s analysis of the restrictive measures being drawn up by European countries and EU member states on the post-Brexit fate of British nationals seeking to make their lives there.
David Hencke speculates on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s limited options as he tries to keep hold of power in the face of a disorderly Brexit and a rebellious Parliament.
New guidance published by the Department for Transport reveals the upheaval a ‘no deal’ Brexit will cause for those looking to drive in EU countries.
£1.46 billion has been paid out in tax credits erroneously as civil servants are tasked with dealing with Brexit matters, according to the National Audit Office.
Half a million cars avoiding tax is leading to over a hundred million pounds of lost revenue reports David Hencke. The abolition of the need for every car and van in the UK to display a car tax disc has led to the tripling of the number of untaxed cars and soaring prosecutions and fines…
Both overpayments and underpayments by the Department of Work and Pensions have soared to unprecedented levels according to the National Audit Office
Documents from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) tell a tale of a ministry not fit to handle informing millions of women born in the 1950s that they would lose their pensions and complacent politicians unwilling to take action.
Part Two of David Hencke’s investigation into the human and financial cost of MP Chris Grayling’s long list of now infamous blunders – in his current position as Transport Secretary.
David Hencke digs into new research published by the Department for Work and Pensions on the cost of compensating millions of women who lost out on pensions when the state pension age was raised from 60 to 66.
A report by the Charity Commission will single out Oxfam’s failures on sexual exploitation, while brushing aside the much bigger scale of the problem.
David Hencke reports from the extraordinary second and final day of a judicial review over the government’s decision to remove the pension rights of the #BackTo60 women born in the 1950s.
A judicial review is told that millions of women born in the 50s were kept in the dark about losing pension rights.
David Hencke on a key legal case challenging the government’s persistent discrimination against women with changes in the pension age.
Part One of David Hencke’s investigation into the human and financial cost of MP Chris Grayling’s long list of now infamous blunders: first his time as Employment Minister and then Justice Secretary.
Our Inside Whitehall correspondent David Hencke returns from a global tour with some short but shocking observations on climate change, Brexit and the rise of China.
The Modernising Mental Health Act report fails to offer a solution to what is one of the most glaring problems in the mental health service – the vast number of Afro-Caribbeans who are sectioned compared to the majority white population.