12:59 am, Wed 02 Jan 2013 Row over '20% rise' in benefits
Row over '20 per cent rise' in working age benefits
The row over welfare cuts hit a new low as the Tories and Labour traded figures ahead of a Commons vote on plans to impose a real-terms benefits cut.
Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, said the numbers showed "many working-age benefits" had risen by 20 per cent since 2007, outstripping a 12 per cent rise in private sector pay.
In defending the squeeze announced by Chancellor George Osborne last month, he said the increases cost the taxpayer £6.3 billion.
6:56 am, Mon 10 Sep 2012 Police threaten 'work to rule'
Police cuts have to stop somewhere, says Sergeant
Sgt Lee Deval, from the Channel 5 series Frontline Police, has told
Daybreak that the police are threatening "work to rule" in protest against the Government's plans to curb pay and pensions.
1:40 am, Mon 10 Sep 2012 Police threaten 'work to rule'
Police threaten 'work to rule' in pay and pensions row
The Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales
claim members could refuse to work overtime without pay, reports The Telegraph.
Unions will hold their annual conference this week
Credit: PA Wire
Chief Superintendent Derek Barnett, the associations president, will tell the unions annual conference this week that senior officers should consider a nationwide campaign of non-co-operation unless ministers backtrack on cuts to police pay and funding.