Gordon Brown is planning a new £700M million raid on Lottery cash to help pay for soaring costs of the London 2012 Olympics, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
The raid, still subject to last-minute negotiations, will set the government on a collision course with many MPs as well as local charities dependent on Lottery 'good causes' funding - The Daily Telegraph
The last bastion of cheap rail travel, the saver fare, is under threat as the government considers changes that will make some off-peak trains more expensive. The suggested changes would mean that travelling just after the peak morning period and in the late afternoon becomes costlier, under proposals being discussed by the Department for Transport, train operators and the rail watchdog Passenger Focus - The Guardian
Plans to make Britain the first country in the world to set legally binding limits on its carbon pollution were announced yesterday when ministers unveiled their draft climate change bill. Under the proposed legislation the UK will have to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide by 60% by 2050, with an interim target of at least 26% by 2020. Failure could land the government in court - The Guardian