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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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A £410 million gap, in fact
Ministers ‘naive’ before Metronet failure

By staff Ministers’ promises to meet 95% of Tube upgrade firm Metronet’s financial liability helped drive the company towards failure, MPs have suggested. The Commons’ public accounts committee said the Department for Transport (DfT) was “naive” in assuming that Metronet – tasked with two of the three 30-year public-private partnership contracts begun in 2003… Read more »

Today marks the first stage of the legal challenge against the government's policy
Heathrow runway opponents start legal fight

By staff Opponents of a new runway at Heathrow will start the next stage of their fight against the policy today with a high court legal battle. A range of environmental groups, celebrities, London councils and local residents will be present at the start of the judicial review. Their lawyers will argue that the… Read more »