Archive of 10 June 2008

Disadvantaged children not receiving funding?

Poorest pupils 'not getting govt funding'

Disadvantaged schoolchildren in England are only receiving around half the funding they are supposed to because of local authority spending decisions, a report says.

  • The union is cutting ties with MPs who do not share its values

    Union cuts Labour funding

    The GMB union will cut funding to up to 35 of the Labour MPs it sponsors, blaming them for betraying Labour values.

  • The cabinet were unusually frank

    Cabinet turn on Brown

    Gordon Brown's cabinet colleagues made a series of unflattering assessments of the prime minister last night.

  • The statistics will increase pressure on the government to do something about pensioner poverty

    822 pensioners a day fall into poverty

    Three hundred thousand pensioners have fallen into poverty over the last year, the government has revealed.

  • The bill will now have a second reading

    Climate change bill pulls through

    The government's climate change bill - the first of its kind in the world - pulled through its first reading in the Commons yesterday despite coming under fire from environmentalists and sceptics.

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