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  • Probation: ‘Rushed’ reforms cost MoJ extra £500m, report says

    Probation: ‘Rushed’ reforms cost MoJ extra £500m, report says0

    Problems with the partial privatisation of the probation system in England and Wales have cost taxpayers almost £500m, the government spending watchdog says. Under the changes, introduced when Chris Grayling was justice secretary, firms were given contracts to supervise low and medium-risk offenders. The National Audit Office says reforms were “rushed” and warns more people

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  • Veganuary: What did it cost you?

    Veganuary: What did it cost you?0

    Image copyright Getty Images As more and more people took up a vegan lifestyle last month, for the challenge dubbed “Veganuary”, we ask: can you save money by going vegan? Right now, interest in veganism is on the up, with the number of people in the UK following a plant-based diet having risen 340% in

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