Comment

The end of an undemocratic experiment?

From the start, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were a flawed solution to an acknowledged problem: the lack of democratic oversight and accountability of the police.

When the Prime...

By 
Richard Garside
27 November 2013
News

Legal aid cost claims challenged

The Bar Council, the professional association for barristers in England and Wales, has challenged the Justice Secretary's claims on the costs of legal aid.

During a recent appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee Chris Graying, the Justice Secretary, claimed that the '...

23 October 2013
News

Benefit cap failing

A study by the Chartered Institute of Housing of the implementation of the benefit cap  has found that it is neither saving money nor getting benefits recipients into employment, according to...

23 October 2013
News

Universal Credit IT a titanic disaster

Department for Work and Pensions beset by ‘weak management and poor governance’ according to the Government's own auditors, while benefits programme attacked as ‘titanic IT disaster’ by opposition reports ...

5 September 2013
News

Scrapping of lowest bidder

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said proposals to award legal aid contracts to the lowest bidders have been scrapped. This follows criticisms that it would reduce justice...

5 September 2013
News

Legal aid cuts put children in danger

A leading child welfare lawyer, Shauneen Lambe, has said that vulnerable teenagers are likely to be deprived of care and safe accommodation due to legal aid funding...

30 July 2013