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Pressure is mounting on Home Secretary Priti Patel to rethink a controversial police pay freeze after a chief constable branded it “wholly unacceptable” and an “insult”. At the same time the Police Federation of England and Wales, which represents rank-and-file officers, warned on Sky News it was “not messing about” after it said it no
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The Police Federation of England and Wales says it no longer has confidence in Home Secretary Priti Patel and has branded a pay freeze for officers “the final straw”. The body, which represents rank-and-file officers, has also withdrawn its support and engagement from the Police Remuneration Review Body, labelling the current pay mechanism “not fit
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Lex Greensill enjoyed an “extraordinarily privileged” relationship with government, and former prime minister David Cameron did not breach lobbying rules, a review has found. A report into the collapsed financial company Greensill Capital – which Mr Cameron lobbied ministers for – was published on Thursday. Top lawyer Nigel Boardman led the investigation after Boris Johnson
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The government has released a list of sectors where fully vaccinated workers may be exempt from isolation if they are told to quarantine after coming into close contact with a positive COVID case. The sectors include energy, civil nuclear, digital infrastructure, food production and supply, waste, water, veterinary medicines, essential chemicals, essential transport, medicines, medical
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The normally moderate Royal College of Nursing described the 3% pay rise for NHS staff in England as a “shambolic announcement” after a “shambolic day”. And it’s difficult to disagree. The announcement – just before 6pm – came four hours after health minister Helen Whateley told MPs the government was “still considering” the recommendations of
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