Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London
23/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,938
The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal.
Brexit: UK 'ready to welcome EU' to continue trade talks
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,369
The two chief negotiators for a post-Brexit trade deal spoke on the phone earlier on Wednesday.
Covid: Starmer attacks 'miserly' Johnson in Covid cash row
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,065
The Labour leader accuses the PM of "grubby" deals with struggling regions after Manchester stand-off.
'We didn't have exact measures' in place for Covid says ex-civil service head
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,091
Lord Sedwill, former civil service head, talks to the BBC about coronavirus, Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump.
Brexit: Standoff continues in trade talks after negotiators' call
20/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,028
Both sides are calling on one another to compromise over a deal, as a December deadline looms.
Brexit: UK calls for change as EU makes trade talks pledge
19/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,653
No 10 says there is "no basis to resume talks" without changes, after the EU offers to "intensify" talks.
Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, says No 10
17/10/2020 | news | politics | 17,913
"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.
Brexit: EU leaders call for UK trade talks to continue
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,391
The UK's negotiator accused the EU of expecting the UK to make "all future moves" towards a deal.
Brexit: PM 'disappointed' with progress ahead of EU summit
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,336
Boris Johnson has previously set Thursday's EU meeting as the deadline for a post-Brexit deal.
Firms have 'head in sand' over post-Brexit trade, says minister
13/10/2020 | news | politics | 862
Treasury minister Lord Agnew says businesses "must engage in a more energetic way" to prepare.
Agriculture bill: Bid to protect post-Brexit food standards rejected
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 910
MPs overturn a Lords amendment requiring trade deals to meet post-Brexit UK food standards.
Brexit: Time for trade deal getting short, PM warns
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,205
The UK and EU say they are making progress, but remain at loggerheads on fishing and help for firms.
Brexit: Trade negotiators meet, as deadline looms
09/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,062
The EU and UK still disagree on important issues, but Downing Street calls talks in London "useful".
Theresa May attacks 'ill-conceived' planning reforms
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,077
The former PM says the government must "think again" about using a formula to assess housing need.
Tighter England Covid measures likely next week
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,376
Closing pubs and restaurants and banning overnight stays in the worst-affected areas are being discussed.
Coronavirus: Coastal areas demand £1bn 'kick-start'
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 106
Councils urge the government to invest more in zero-emissions ships and offshore turbines.
PM challenged to publish 10pm pub closure evidence
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,211
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says the early closing time in England must be reviewed if it isn't justified.
Councils warning on plan to relax developer rules
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 217
A local government group says exempting small sites from affordable housing rules is a "huge concern".
Coronavirus: 'Rule of six' doesn't make sense, say rebel Tory MPs
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 173
The government wins a vote to keep the restriction in England despite rebels clashing with a minister.
Johnson lays out vision of post-Covid UK
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,653
The prime minister says he wants to build a "new Jerusalem" but warns the UK cannot return to "normal".
Wind farms could power every home by 2030 - PM
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 864
Boris Johnson is promising to "build back greener in his leader's speech to the Conservative conference.
Sunak vows to 'balance books' despite pandemic
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
The chancellor told party members the Conservatives had a "sacred duty" to spend responsibly.
Coaching and advice for jobseekers in £238m scheme
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 499
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey says it will give unemployed people a "helping hand".
Things 'bumpy to Christmas and beyond' - PM
04/10/2020 | news | politics | 623
Boris Johnson says there is "hope" in fighting the virus, but it could be "a very tough winter".
Parliament building work delays cost '£2m a week'
02/10/2020 | news | politics | 109
Spending watchdog urges repairs body to get on with it - but they say rethink is needed to save money.
E-scooters should be legalised, say MPs
02/10/2020 | news | politics | 574
But the Transport Committee also says riding on pavements is "dangerous" and should be prohibited.
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 705
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Government's Brexit plan gets MPs' final backing
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,852
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of the EU deal passes with a majority of 84.
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 147
Covid: Parliament stops alcohol sales after 10pm
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 877
But food can still be served after it emerged Parliament's bars are exempt from early closing times.
Lib Dems: Ed Davey promises 'to be the voice of carers'
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 845
Sir Ed Davey draws on his personal experiences in his first leader's speech at party conference.
Gove stands by Brexit bill after EU concerns
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,605
The EU wants to see parts of the Internal Market Bill removed, but the UK says the disputed clauses are a "safety net".
Tory MPs in bid to increase scrutiny over Covid rules
25/09/2020 | news | politics | 247
Backbenchers raise concerns that measures are being brought in without Parliament having a say.
UK 'lacking leadership' during coronavirus crisis
24/09/2020 | news | politics | 870
Ministers have "over-promised and under-delivered", former civil service head Lord O'Donnell says.
Scientific advisers faced 'herd immunity' backlash
23/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,177
Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.
Get serious about winning, Starmer tells Labour
22/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,840
The Labour leader also attacks Boris Johnson's "serial incompetence" in his first conference speech.
May 'cannot support' government's Brexit bill
21/09/2020 | news | politics | 368
The former PM argues the legislation will "damage trust", but ministers say it will protect the UK.
No 10 'ruling by decree' on virus, says senior MP
21/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,725
Sir Graham Brady suggests the public are being "treated like children" and MPs must have more say.
18/09/2020 | news | politics | 900
PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,471
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough.
Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK 'respect' for Good Friday Agreement
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,211
The presidential candidate says peace in Northern Ireland cannot become a "casualty of Brexit".
PM in compromise with Tory critics over Brexit bill
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,577
No 10 agrees MPs will get a vote before the government can use powers that would break international law.
Don't give PMs power to choose election date - MPs
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 498
Boris Johnson wants to scrap the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, which sets the date of the next election.
Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer calls for furlough scheme replacement
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,396
The Labour leader also warns of the "scarring effect" of "mass unemployment" on communities.
PM's Brexit bill clears first hurdle in Commons
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,008
MPs back the Internal Market Bill by 77 votes despite criticism it risks breaching international law.
Johnson says bill protects UK's economic borders
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,724
But Labour accuses PM of "trashing" the UK's international reputation as MPs debate post-Brexit bill.
Fifth ex-PM speaks out against post-Brexit bill
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,113
David Cameron says he has "misgivings" about the proposed law to override the withdrawal agreement.
Back me over Brexit bill, Johnson tells Tory MPs
11/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,738
The PM calls for no return to "squabbling", but the EU ramps up opposition to UK government plans.
EU ultimatum to UK over Brexit talks
10/09/2020 | news | politics | 11,728
Drop plans to rewrite withdrawal agreement by end of month or risk scuppering trade deal, UK is told.
PM defends planned Brexit deal changes
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,888
The government publishes a bill which overwrites key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.
UK firms 'under-prepared' for new EU trade rules
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 56
"Inconsistent" government messaging has contributed to lack of post-Brexit readiness, business group says.
Bill to change Brexit deal to be published
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,082
The government faces a backlash from senior Tories after admitting the bill breaks international law.
Minister: New bill will 'break international law'
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,919
Brandon Lewis says a new post-Brexit law will go against agreements in a "specific and limited way".
UK Brexit negotiator calls for 'realism' from EU
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,263
Lord Frost says there is "still time" to do a trade deal with the bloc as the latest talks begin.
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,856
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Airport tests will cut quarantine - senior Tory David Davis
04/09/2020 | news | politics | 305
David Davis says results can be ready within two hours, but the prime minister rejects the idea.
No tax rise 'horror show', Sunak tells Tory MPs
02/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,985
The chancellor seeks to calm Tory MPs' nerves over the cost of coronavirus, ahead of his autumn budget.
What tasks lie ahead on the return to Westminster?
01/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,696
As Parliament returns, what's in the government's in-tray?
Campaigners call for emergency cash for renters
28/08/2020 | news | politics | 417
Charities say families are behind with rent after being "plunged into debt" due to the pandemic.
Proposal to scrap 213 councils 'could save £3bn'
28/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,481
It comes as the government prepares to publish plans on overhauling the local government system.
27/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,761
24/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,715
Brexit: UK-EU trade deal 'seems unlikely' says Michel Barnier
21/08/2020 | news | politics | 8,923
The bloc's negotiator says talks are "going backwards" as the UK says "little progress" has been made.
PM's call to move Lords to York rejected
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 2,354
The government will continue making the case for a temporary move outside London during repairs.
UK-EU trade deal possible next month, says No 10
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 5,634
UK negotiators will "continue to plug the gaps", the PM's spokesman says, as talks get under way.
UK 'made serious mistake' over virus border policy
05/08/2020 | news | politics | 3,836
A Commons committee says ministers were slow to recognise the risk of importing Covid-19 from Europe.
MPs launch plan to measure delivery of NHS pledges
05/08/2020 | news | politics | 75
Experts working for the Commons health committee will assess whether policy commitments are being met.
Can 'yellow halo' lead Lib Dems out of wilderness?
30/07/2020 | news | politics | 815
As voting gets under way in their latest leadership contest, new research offers hope to the Lib Dems.
Discharging of untested patients 'reckless' - MPs
29/07/2020 | news | politics | 833
A committee says moving NHS patients into care homes without Covid tests was an "appalling error".
UK pandemic-repatriation response 'too slow'
28/07/2020 | news | politics | 823
Many Britons abroad felt forgotten by the Foreign Office as the crisis unfolded, says MPs' report.
Unhealthy food deals targeted to tackle obesity
27/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,509
Ministers will also legislate for calories to appear on menus as part of a strategy to tackle obesity.
UK-EU trade deal some way off, both sides say
23/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,717
UK and EU negotiators say progress has not been made in difficult areas, such as fishing and competition rules.
UK's pandemic planning an 'astonishing' failure
23/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,745
A committee says the economic reaction to Covid-19 was rushed and the impact could be long-term.
17/07/2020 | news | politics | 213
PM promises an independent coronavirus inquiry
15/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,588
But a bereaved families group says an inquiry is needed now to learn lessons if there is a second spike.
14/07/2020 | news | politics | 9,714
13/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,470
Patel sets out post-Brexit immigration plans
13/07/2020 | news | politics | 3,968
The new points-based system has a visa for health staff but most care home workers will be excluded.
10/07/2020 | news | politics | 3,033
UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme
10/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,926
The UK's ambassador to the EU confirms the move, saying the UK would not have a say on decisions.
'Significant divergences' in UK-EU talks - Barnier
09/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,271
The EU's chief negotiator made the remarks after the latest trade deal talks in London.
Tax boss questions value of Sunak job schemes
09/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,306
Chancellor Rishi Sunak rejected fears job retention bonus and meal discount are not value for taxpayers.
06/07/2020 | news | politics | 197
Ministers pledge to double job centre staff
05/07/2020 | news | politics | 149
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to recruit 13,500 extra staff at job centres.
Pubs can't open until 6am as lockdown eases
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,518
No 10 says it is a "sensible precaution" against midnight parties taking place across England.
PM plans daily White House-style press briefings
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,386
Boris Johnson says the televised format will give the public "direct engagement" with decision-makers.
PM urges people to be sensible as lockdown eased
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,895
Boris Johnson says "we're not out of the woods yet" as English pubs and restaurants ready to reopen.
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,295
Labour urges more support to stem job losses
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 391
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds calls for jobs schemes to be extended during local lockdowns.
02/07/2020 | news | politics | 242
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This is the moment to be ambitious – PM
30/06/2020 | news | politics | 5,830
Boris Johnson vows a "new deal" for UK after coronavirus - but Labour says saving jobs is top priority.
PM pledges 'new deal' to build post-coronavirus
30/06/2020 | news | politics | 586
Boris Johnson sets out plans to accelerate £5bn of spending to help the country out of the pandemic.
29/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,576
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Starmer presses Johnson on test and trace
24/06/2020 | news | politics | 3,437
The PM dismisses the Labour leader's claim there was a "big problem" in contacting all cases in England.
Daily coronavirus press conference scrapped
23/06/2020 | news | politics | 1,499
The Downing Street briefings began in March, when the UK's coronavirus death toll stood at 55.
PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen
22/06/2020 | news | politics | 4,470
Boris Johnson is also expected to announce a relaxation of the 2m distancing rule in England.
New leader not enough for victory - Labour report
19/06/2020 | news | politics | 1,095
Labour has a "mountain to climb" to regain power, a major review of its 2019 election defeat says.
16/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,115
New momentum needed in trade talks, say UK and EU
15/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,081
The PM says the talks need "a bit of oomph" and sees no reason why a deal cannot be "done in July".
10/06/2020 | news | politics | 358
10/06/2020 | news | politics | 835
Trade deal still possible with EU - Hancock
05/06/2020 | news | politics | 8,447
The health secretary says UK has 'reasonable' demands after both sides report little progress in talks.
Ed Miliband: Virgin bailout 'could help green economy'
05/06/2020 | news | politics | 169
Labour's shadow business secretary wants bolder action to kick-start a "green recovery" post-Covid.
PM backs proxy votes for elderly and shielding MPs
03/06/2020 | news | politics | 429
But there are concerns about MPs having to divulge sensitive medical details to avoid voting in person.
Starmer accuses PM of ignoring virus help offer
03/06/2020 | news | politics | 4,696
Boris Johnson said the Labour leader's attacks on government were undermining "public trust and confidence".
Labour leader Starmer's political distancing
03/06/2020 | news | politics | 989
There is a change in tone from the opposition leader towards Boris Johnson, but what is his plan?
Johnson urged to 'get a grip' on virus strategy
03/06/2020 | news | politics | 3,155
The PM is accused of "winging it" by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and risking a new wave of infections.
Coronavirus: Discrimination row over MPs queuing up to vote
02/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,313
MPs end remote voting but those who can't come to Parliament say they have been disenfranchised.
MPs to vote on future of virtual Commons
02/06/2020 | news | politics | 1,164
Politicians are split about how they can debate and vote in Parliament during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: MPs anxious over return to virus 'hotspot'
01/06/2020 | news | politics | 902
MPs are heading back to Westminster with mixed feelings - and some are angry about the end of virtual working.
Dominic Cummings 'might have broken lockdown rules' - police
29/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,518
Boris Johnson says the matter is closed - and prevents scientific advisers from being quizzed about it.
Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
27/05/2020 | news | politics | 16,079
The PM rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his top aide at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,545
Douglas Ross quits the government as more than 35 Conservative MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go.
Cummings: I don't regret what I did
25/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,297
The PM's top aide says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains why he drove to Co Durham during lockdown.
Johnson to face grilling by senior MPs next week
22/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,127
The PM will be questioned by the Commons' Liaison Committee for the first time since taking office.
Coronavirus: Will £4bn Parliament refurbishment be scrapped?
22/05/2020 | news | politics | 235
A major rethink aimed at cutting costs is under way, but some MPs fear the project will be shelved.
NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,759
NHS staff and care workers from abroad are to be exempt, as Labour calls it "the right thing to do".
Contest to become Labour's top official heats up
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 203
There could be a tense stand-off in the race to replace Jennie Formby as the party's general secretary.
Net migration from outside EU hits 'highest level'
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,399
Official figures show an estimated 282,000 more non-EU citizens came to the UK than left in 2019.
Ministers considered cap on care costs before coronavirus outbreak
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 234
A social care tax was among options discussed to cover the costs, it is understood.
Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back
20/05/2020 | news | politics | 961
MPs are set to return to Westminster in two weeks' time, despite opposition concerns over safety.
Coronavirus: PM rejects call to scrap NHS fee for overseas carers
20/05/2020 | news | politics | 926
Charging migrant health workers to use the NHS is cruel and unfair, opposition leaders tell the PM.
Lib Dems to hold leadership contest this summer
20/05/2020 | news | politics | 60
The party says its annual conference will take place online due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Government publishes 'approach' to EU trade deal
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,081
Michael Gove says the bloc held up talks with its "ideological approach" as the UK publishes its plans.
MPs give initial backing to immigration bill
18/05/2020 | news | politics | 5,115
The legislation paves the way for the UK to create a new post-Brexit immigration system.
UK urges EU to uphold rights of British expats
15/05/2020 | news | politics | 460
The UK says there is a "serious risk" to the Brexit agreement if its citizens are not treated fairly.
Brexit: UK warns 'very little progress' made in EU trade talks
15/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,738
Disagreements remain over fishing and competition as the EU's Michel Barnier warns of a stalemate.
UK-EU trade talks resume ahead of June summit
11/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,025
Both sides are due to decide next month whether a 31 December deadline should be extended.
Private renters need help to 'ride out crisis'
07/05/2020 | news | politics | 314
Almost half a million people are at "high risk" of homelessness, local councils warn government.
PM 'bitterly regrets' care home crisis
06/05/2020 | news | politics | 4,336
The PM says government is "working hard" to tackle it - and sets 200,000 test aim by end of month.
Theresa May criticises global virus response
06/05/2020 | news | politics | 435
Countries have "gone their own way" rather than working together, the ex-prime minister says.
Labour calls for virus workplace safety standards
05/05/2020 | news | politics | 616
Sir Keir Starmer urges politicians, employers and unions to work together to address public "anxiety".
Coronavirus: Nearly two million claim universal credit
04/05/2020 | news | politics | 409
About 8,000 job centre staff have been redeployed to process claims for financial help, minister tells MPs.
Trade talks between UK and US set to get under way
04/05/2020 | news | politics | 1,027
Ministers say they will drive a "hard bargain" but Labour say they must be "wary" of President Trump.