A multibillion-pound Government programme which is meant to help the long-term unemployed into work has been branded "extremely poor" in a damning assessment by MPs.
The Public Accounts Committee says that during the first 14 months of the Work Programme only 3.6% of claimants moved off benefits into sustained employment. The figure is less than a third of the 11.9% the Department for Work and Pensions expected to achieve.
More top news
Highs rising to the mid 30s across southeast England and well above average elsewhere in the UK.
England have selected leg spinner Adil Rashid in their 13-man squad to face Australia in the First Test at Cardiff.
After years of political maneuvering over the future expansion of Heathrow Airport, there has been an important development this lunchtime.