UK - The Conservative Party has made Oliver Heald MP - a barrister with a speciality in employment law - its new work and pensions spokesman.
His appointment follows John Bercow’s resignation over leader Ian Duncan Smith’s opposition to gay and single people adopting children.
Heald was vice-chairman of the Conservative backbench employment committee from 1992 to 1994, a member of the select committee on employment from 1992 to 1994 and is a member of the all party group on pensions.
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
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