It’s Lamps, OBE OZ: I’LL CUT TAX CREDITS
FOOTBALL star Frank Lampard achieved another goal yesterday when he was awarded an OBE for services to his sport.
The former Chelsea and England ace beamed as he was joined at Buckingham Palace by his partner Christine Bleakley.
He said of the honour: “It’s very humbling.” CHANCELLOR George Osborne says he’ll press ahead with changes to reduce the welfare bill, despite a defeat in the House of Lords over his plans to cut tax credits.
He received a noisy reception as he faced MPs for the first time after peers backed motions which delay the £4.4 billion cuts in working tax credit and child tax credit.
In the Commons, Mr Osborne confirmed he’ll announce plans to ease the transition to lower credits in next month’s Autumn Statement.
But he also said the Lords’ unconventional vote raised “clear constitutional issues which we’ll deal with”.
Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce details of a “rapid review” of the rules governing the relationship between the two Houses of Parliament.