YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Labour lead up one to four points: CON 34%, LAB 38%, LD 8%, UKIP 12%

Today’s News Brief has been collated by Jack Duffin.

Daily Telegraph

– Oh dear, is this another costly IT failure?  Full story

– Speed limit on rural roads to rise to 50mph  Full story

– Spending less is the key to cutting the deficit  Full story

– Primary school children could have to do two hours of sport a week if Labour wins election Full story

– One in three will end up paying higher rate tax, Office for Budget Responsibility analysis suggests  Full story


The Independent

– A third of workers to pay higher rate of tax by 2033, says OBR  Full story

– The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders – with HMRC’s blessing Full story


The Guardian

– Tory MP David Ruffley speaks of ‘deep regret’ over assault  Full story

– Calls for Tory MP to stand down as trade envoy over Russian business links Full story

– Isabella Acevedo: the immigration minister’s cleaner stuck in Yarl’s Wood  Full story

– Reframing Miliband: Labour faces up to the ‘Ed problem’ – but is it too late?  Full story


Daily Mail

– Former head of social services at Baby P council Sharon Shoemith wins £679,000 pay-out for unfair dismissal Full story

– The hidden fees in your insurance bill: Two in three people angry at ‘sneaky’ charges being introduced in the small print Full story

– Councils are making £650million from parking: Profits rise by more than a quarter in just four years despite promises to ease financial burden on motorists Full story

– Record 80% of older people own a home: Official figures reveal huge gulf between pensioners and those aged 25 to 34 Full story

– Bloated Lords will be packed with yet more leaders’ cronies and failed politicians: Number of peers set to top 1,000 Full story

– Minister did no checks on me, says illegal migrant who forced his resignation: Cleaner contradicts politician’s account of how he checked his papers Full story

– STEPHEN GLOVER: Yes, Putin’s a bad man. But if it wasn’t for the blundering EU, that airliner might not have been downed Full story


The Daily Express

– £11bn foreign aid bill ‘helps British business’, says David Cameron Full story

– Daily Express journalist given key role in Ukip shake-up #UKIPShuffle Full story

– More needs to be done to stop non-EU immigration, says former Cabinet minister Full story


The Sun

– Cam can’t play tough guy while we’re in EU (Column by Nigel Farage)  Full story

– Ex-Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged over travel expenses Full story

– ‘Pilgrims’ crackdown saves £6million a year  Full story

– Nick Clegg under pressure to sack MP David Ward  Full story


The Times

– Row over honours for Tory donor and axed ministers Full story


Daily Events

House of Lords

– EU Committee Annual Report 2013-14

– External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C)

– EU and Russia



– GLASGOW: Vince Cable speech.

– 0930 LONDON: Former News of the World reporter Dan Evans to be sentenced for phone hacking.

– 1030 LONDON: National Catholic Safeguarding Commision launches annual report.

– 1030 LONDON: Supreme Court hearing on prisoners’ voting rights.

– 1200 GLASGOW: European launch of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.

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