TENANTS are facing higher rents to pay for a £1m shortfall in a controversial council repairs deal at the centre of a bitter Labour civil war.
BILLIONS of taxpayers pounds have been lost as a result of the Department for Work and Pensions' failure to tackle housing benefit fraud and error effectively, a Westminster Parliamentary Committee claims.
WESTMINSTER plans to shake up the benefits system before related powers are passed to Holyrood could "wreak havoc" with the most vulnerable people in society, campaigners warn today.
Many groups expressed concern about the conclusions of the Smith Commission regarding welfare policy when it published its findings.
BENEFIT claimants could end up worse off once Holyrood is handed control over some welfare powers, Scottish Parliament experts have warned.