A SINGLE troubled tearaway is costing taxpayers £1,400 a DAY to look after, a Sun on Sunday investigation can reveal. The bill - enough for a night in a suite at The Dorchester luxury hotel in London - racked up by cash-strapped Hull City Council is spent on housing the dangerous youngster in a secure unit miles away from his home. It works out at an eye-watering £10,200 a week, or £531,000 a year. By contrast, it costs an average of £64,000 a year to keep some of Britain’s most dangerous cons in a category A jail - or £41,000 to send a child to Eton. Details of the tab run up by Hull, which wants to hike council tax rates by almost three per cent, emerged in our probe into the vast sums spent by councils on children’s care. Around 5,000 children are currently housed in children’s homes in England and Wales, with almost 200 in secure units. Many are privately run, leading to huge bills for taxpayers. But an official review in 2016 found many … [Read more...] about Troubled youngster is costing taxpayers £1,400 a DAY to look after
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ONE of the Labour Party's longest serving MPs has just resigned along with six colleagues to form an independent political party. But who is Ann Coffey, and what are her views on Brexit? Here's everything you need to know. Who is Ann Coffey? She was the Labour MP for Stockport, elected in the 1992 general election, but today resigned to join The Independent Group. The 72-year-old was elected as a councillor to the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in 1984 and became its Labour group leader 1988-92, stepping down from the council in 1992 to become an MP. She served as member of the trade and industry select committee until she was made Opposition whip in 1995 and then Opposition health spokeswoman in 1996. When Labour won the general election in 1997, Coffey was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Prime Minister Tony Blair. In 1998 she became PPS to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Alistair Darling and was his assistant from 2002-2006 in … [Read more...] about Who is former Labour Party MP Ann Coffey, why did she resign and what’s her view on Brexit?