David Cameron was being driven back from RAF Northolt early on Friday evening when he was told that Iain Duncan Smith, his predecessor but one as Tory leader, had resigned from the cabinet. The work and pensions secretary quit in a fury, following vicious arguments with the Treasury over cuts to benefits for the disabled, announced in the budget only two days before.
George Osborne risks parliamentary defeat over plans to cut £1.3bn from disability benefits as criticism of the scheme spread across Conservative backbenches.
Labour is to challenge Iain Duncan Smith’s claim that 75% of jobseekers think benefit sanctions have helped them “focus and get on” by lodging a complaint with the official statistics watchdog.
Consensus will not be reached on Britain’s renegotiated terms for EU membership unless the hundreds of thousands of Poles already living in the UK are allowed to retain their access to in-work benefits and child benefit, the foreign policy advisor to the Polish president has said.
The scale of the challenge facing David Cameron at this week’s crucial summit to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU became clear as four eastern European countries rejected proposals to curtail benefits for migrant workers.
A total of 84,000 EU migrant families on tax credits would have been affected by David Cameron’s “emergency brake” if it had been introduced four years ago, official figures reveal.
Britain would be able to request an “emergency brake” on in-work benefits for EU migrants for up to four years, subject to permission from other member states, under proposals from Brussels to address David Cameron’s demands.
David Cameron has been told that he will need to launch a diplomatic offensive in eastern Europe over the next two weeks to win Poland and its allies over to his plan to restrict benefit payments to EU migrants.
The moment of truth has arrived, and tonight the serious talking will begin.
David Cameron has set out his vision for an all-out assault on poverty, insisting people’s lives can be improved at the same time as cuts to benefits and council services.
Tottenham Hotspur could be looking for a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino sooner rather than later.
The former Liverpool midfielder is finding out that the grass isn't greener in Italy.
Liverpool face a battle with Chelsea for Sander Berge.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino's future at the club has never been so uncertain.
Speculation surrounds the future of Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.
It was either the Everton player or namesake who scored for Sheffield United against Bolton Wanderers on Monday, according to the latter club.
Rangers brought Nathan Young-Coombes to Ibrox in January.
Tottenham are said to be keen on Carlo Ancelotti.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has not found his best form in recent times.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has helped Denmark qualify for Euro 2020.
Conservative backbenchers, including the former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, are preparing to campaign against £3bn of planned cuts to in-work benefits, in a fresh sign of the pressure Theresa May faces from within her own party.
Theresa May is being urged to consider reviving the principle of social insurance to help struggling low-paid workers, as she prepares to flesh out her vision of “a country that works for everyone”.
David Cameron’s “emergency brake” denying access to in-work benefits for new European Union migrants is unlikely to lead to a large reduction in migration to the UK, according to expert analysis.