The National Audit Office found standards were consistently missed.
National Audit Office reveals secret "high priority" channel for companies recommended by MPs, peers and ministers' offices.
GMB Union members say they do not think this contract is a fair deal.
Prime Minister Theresa May took a second blow in two days as the House of Commons voted to agree that the UK would not leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place. While the vote is not legally binding, it does take the threat of crashing out of the EU with no deal off the table for May. On Thursday, the next big vote will be on extending Article 50, as the 29 March deadline looms.
Companies pocketed an extra £490m, say Citizens Advice.
Under-fire company fined almost £7m since 2010.
Adoptees now live in a world that is connected like never before through social media. The time and effort that tracing family members created a buffer and time to think and reflect. Now, connections can be made with the tap of the finger in seconds in an impulse. Many children are looking to join the dots of their lives and be connected to some of the key people in their life stories.
n law, any strike action is automatically a breach of contract. To save a strike from being unlawful - and therefore entitling the employer to sack the strikers -- a strike ballot has to be held. But, a valid ballot must follow certain precise rules, the whole point being to prevent strikes which do not have the support of the majority of the employees concerned.
Thousands of people are finding themselves locked into unsuitable contracts or hit by cancellation fees when they try to switch, mid-contract, in order to get a better service... Frankly, if you're not getting the service you signed up for, why on earth should you keep paying for it?
Outlaw zero hours contracts and instead ensure that any individual entering a work contract is given a legal guarantee of the number of the minimum number of hours they should be required to work. It might increase the costs for corporations and may in the short term lead to a rise in unemployment, but if the economy is growing as fabulously as George Osborne announces, then the number of jobs should increase to combat this problem.