Social workers who look after children’s interests in the family courts are being given new guidelines to help in cases where a child refuses to see a parent.
Image copyright Getty Images “For me, having cannabis in the evening is the equivalent of having a glass of wine on a Friday night. “People of my generation see cannabis as safer than drinking and safer than smoking,” says Faye, 22. “The health risks [of drinking and smoking] have been drummed into us.” Faye’s comments […]
The £1.9bn Universal Credit system may end up costing more to administer than the benefits system it is replacing, according to the National Audit Office. Ministers can never know if it puts the promised 200,000 extra people in work or saves £2.1bn in fraud and error, the public spending watchdog says. It adds some claimants […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students are paying artificially high interest rates, says a cross-party committee The tuition fee system for England’s universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, says a parliamentary committee. The House of Lords economic affairs committee says it found evidence the student loan book would […]