Archive of 6 January 2008

David Cameron believes he can take 200,000 people off incapacity benefit

Tories pledge benefit clampdown

David Cameron has pledged to take 200,000 people off benefits under new plans to be announced this week.

  • Gordon Brown wants MP's pay-rises to be below inflation

    Brown calls for MPs pay cap

    Gordon Brown has called for MPs to keep their annual pay rises under two per cent in order to keep them in line with public sector workers.

  • Northern Rock was at the centre of the UK's first bank run in recent history

    PM mulls N Rock nationalisation

    The prime minister has refused to rule out the possibility of troubled lender Northern Rock being brought under state control.

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