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Today: Monday 13th September

The TUC will consider whether to call for strikes and protests over government spending cuts. Central bankers have agreed on new rules to prevent another financial crisis. And we examine claims of misogyny in neuroscience.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Revolutionising banking - Banking analyst Chris Skinner and Peter Hahn of Cass Business School debate new banking regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the banking crisis.

The Pathways to Work programme to get people off incapacity benefit and into work was not well implemented, according to the Commons Public Accounts committee. Chair of the committee Margaret Hodge explains why she thinks the scheme was ineffective.

The Million-Plus Group, which represents nearly 30 new universities, says it favours a tax on graduates to help fund higher education. The organisation's Les Ebdon analyses the different ways of funding university students.

Recent flooding in Pakistan has affected 20 million people and left six million in urgent need of food, according to the United Nations. BBC correspondent Aleem Maqbool is beginning a journey along the Indus River, examining the impact of the flooding on Pakistan's population.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Tributes are being paid following the death of Lord Bingham, one of the UK's most distinguished legal minds. The current Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge reflects on Lord Bingham's legacy.

A major report out tomorrow is expected to call for far greater transparency into how the public taxes are spent. Reporter Tom Bateman looks at suggestions that the official spending figures contain a black hole.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Central bank governors and senior regulators have agreed on new rules designed to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis at a meeting in Basel. Business editor Robert Peston analyses the significance of these regulations.

The paper review.

Substantial economic growth in Africa during the last five years is yet to translate into improving lives for ordinary people, according to a report by the Commission for Africa. Mike Wooldridge reports on an ambitious experiment taking place in 10 countries across Africa called the Millennium Villages Project. The commission's Myles Wickstead examines the most effective ways to speed up the elimination of poverty in Africa.

Thought for the Day with religious commentator Clifford Longley.

Is the theory that men are pre-programmed to be competitive, analytical and aggressive, and women compassionate, nurturing and instinctive, based on prejudice or science? Professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon and professor of science and society, Robert Winston, re-start the debate into nature versus nurture.

The annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) conference gets under way in Manchester, with union leaders considering whether to call for strikes and protests over government spending cuts. The TUC's General Secretary, Brendan Barber and Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude analyse the fairness of the proposed cuts.

The final part of the trilogy of political dramas centring on Tony Blair can be seen on BBC2 this coming Saturday. The actor Michael Sheen talks about what it was like to play the role of the former PM.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The new head of the Catholic Church in Belgium will announce how it plans to handle the issue of sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy in future. Europe editor Gavin Hewitt has been looking at the life of Pope Benedict and his ability to deal with the crisis facing the Catholic Church.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg should bind their parties into an electoral pact by the end of the year , according to a close political ally of the prime minister. Conservative MP Nick Boles warns that unless the two parties form a ten-year programme for the government, MPs will look to "bolt" from the coalition when they are faced with the electoral consequences of its "harsh but necessary measures".

An annual salary of £50,000 can buy people happiness, according to a recent research. Two BBC sports journalists took a break from work to travel around the world to find out what makes people happy. One of the pair, Tom Fordyce, outlines the discoveries they made during their epic journey.

The charity Nacro is campaigning for a change in the law to enable ex-offenders to integrate in the society. Former prisoner Jonathan Aitken explains how difficult it is for ex-offenders to get a job and move on with their lives.

How much does the public know about the level of spending cuts planned by the government? Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Ben Page, of the pollsters Ipsos Mori, discuss public reaction to the prospect of large spending cuts.



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