Today the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, said that Iain Duncan Smith‘s flagship policy, universal credit, was: “an unmitigated disaster of extraordinary proportions in every aspect of the programme so far”.

Rare photo of Diana in 1981 as a teaching assistant at the Young England nursery with teacher and very good friend Margaret Hodge

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MPs’ report on tax compliance finds HMRC to be slow to take action Permanent secretary of HMRC questioned over agency’s lack of progress after £1.9bn calculation error

DECEMBER 21, 1985 ~ Letter written to Margaret Hodge "I TOOK William to see Father Christmas in a shop last week & he was quite undaunted by the prospect, instead he produced a list as long as your arm of presents he wanted for the 24th & nothing was left out! I do not know how parents cope with more than two children as the parents of these boys are exhausted before the event (24th/25th) trying to keep up with their pace!"

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Margaret Hodge, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, is facing embarrassing revelations over the tax affairs of her family company just days before she is due to lead the grilling of US companies over controversial tax arrangements.

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"Margaret Hodge MP on #Google #tax_avoidance scheme: 'I think that you do evil' Margaret Hodge, chair of the public accounts committee, told Google's northern Europe boss, Matt Brittin, that his company's behaviour on tax was "devious, calculated and, in my view, unethical".

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