Tesco blackmail plot: Nigel Wright jailed for 14 years

Publishedduration12 October 2020image copyrightHertfordshire Constabularyimage captionNigel Wright was caught on CCTV at Tesco in LockerbieA farmer who laced baby food with metal shards in an attempt to blackmail Tesco has been jailed for 14 years. Nigel Wright, 45, of Osgodby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, contaminated jars of Heinz baby food and placed them on supermarket shelves.…

Universal Credit ‘failing millions of people’, say peers

Publishedduration30 July 2020Universal Credit is “failing millions of people”, especially the vulnerable, according to a new report from peers.The Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee said it agreed with the government’s aim for the scheme – to bring together multiple benefits into one payment. But it criticised its design, blaming Universal Credit for “soaring rent arrears and…