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Issue No. 2465

Cuts for child abuse victims

Compensation for more than 400 child sex abuse victims has been reduced.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority said they will receive less if they went on to commit a criminal offence.


Libor scandal banker on trial

Former banker Tom Hayes is the first to have been found guilty of rigging the Libor interest rate. He received a 14-year sentence. 

His defence was that the crimes he committed were “commonplace”.


It’s no help to be an academy

Schools rated as “inadequate” are less likely to improve if they become academies, according to Freedom of Information requests obtained by the NUT teachers’ union. 

An “inadequate” primary school is 12 times more likely to remain so if it becomes an academy.


Rich council drives out poor

London’s richest council, Tory?run Kensington and Chelsea, is to send vulnerable families to temporary accommodation miles outside of London to cut costs. 

Housing campaigners warn this will isolate people with mental health and physical problems from their support.


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