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Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,347
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
Laura Ashley appeals for funding as sales fall 10%
17/02/2020 | news | business | 148
The British retailer warns it will "consider all appropriate options" if it cannot raise the extra money.
France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,913
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
Hundreds warned over coronavirus after bus event
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 736
Two MPs cancel public engagements after attending a summit where an attendee was diagnosed with the illness.
Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
Facebook boss 'happy to pay more tax in Europe'
13/02/2020 | news | business | 232
Mark Zuckerberg says he understands the "frustration about how tech companies are taxed in Europe".
Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
Tech firms 'need tougher ad-targeting rules'
05/02/2020 | news | technology | 80
Online political ads should be more tightly regulated, a data ethics body says.
TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
Tumble in UK car output 'a grave concern'
29/01/2020 | news | business | 435
A 14% fall in output last year underlines the urgency of an EU trade deal, says the industry's trade body.
Ian Murray gets backing of ex-PMs for Labour bid
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 338
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair throw their weight behind Ian Murray's deputy leadership campaign.
BBC News announces 450 job cuts
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,018
There will be cuts to Radio 5 Live and BBC Two’s Newsnight as part of an £80m savings drive.
Watchdog questions 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,237
The £46m publicity blitz did not leave people "significantly better prepared", says the NAO.
Derbyshire tells viewers 'we don't give up'
22/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 876
Victoria Derbyshire addresses the news that her TV show is coming off air, saying "we're still here".
Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
The firm says the new roles will include adding to its team tackling harmful online content.
Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
20/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,753
After leading the corporation for seven years, Tony Hall is to become chair of the National Gallery.
Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
Weak November weighs on UK growth
13/01/2020 | news | business | 741
Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November.
Twitter to test 'block all replies' function
09/01/2020 | news | business | 61
The move comes as social media firms come under pressure to tackle harassment on their sites.
Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
Retail sales fall sharply in November
19/12/2019 | news | business | 219
Shoppers continued to keep a tight grip on spending amid uncertainty about Brexit and the election.
Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
Brexit bill to give new powers to British judges
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 928
More British judges should be able to depart from previous EU court rulings, Downing Street says.
Vauxhall union seeks guarantees over car merger
18/12/2019 | news | business | 185
A planned merger of Fiat Chrysler and Vauxhall-owner PSA Group raises concerns about the UK operation.
Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
Thornberry 'warned Labour over Brexit neutrality'
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,652
The shadow foreign secretary told the BBC in September a pro-Remain stance would help its election chances.
Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
Three key economic questions for Boris Johnson
13/12/2019 | news | business | 848
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tough decisions to make on who to align the UK more closely with.
Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
The general election and the volatile pound
11/12/2019 | news | business | 322
Election night could be a long one for financial traders, with sterling the most sensitive market to political events.
Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
UK growth slowest since early 2009
10/12/2019 | news | business | 2,165
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth flatlines.
Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 190
Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
Pep Guardiola: 'Man City might not be able to compete with top teams'
08/12/2019 | sport | football | 1,777
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City "might not be able to compete" with the best teams in Europe and have to "accept that reality".
Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
Labour pledges more help for smaller firms
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 638
The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 11,232
The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
UK household debts see big increase
05/12/2019 | news | business | 1,089
Debts including credit card debt and personal loans have risen 11% to £119bn in two years.
Farage hits out at MEPs over Tory support
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 674
The Brexit Party leader says three of his MEPs who quit have strong links to the Conservatives.
HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40%
04/12/2019 | news | business | 421
The move will as much as quadruple the rate it charges some customers.
Labour pledges to cap class sizes at 30 pupils
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,512
The party promises to recruit nearly 20,000 extra teachers in England over five years if it wins power.
Tories promise Brexit and Budget in first 100 days
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,641
Boris Johnson's blueprint prompts attacks from Labour, the SNP and Lib Dems.
Pound surges to two-year high against the euro
04/12/2019 | news | business | 570
The pound is the highest against the dollar in seven months and the highest against the euro since May 2017.
Conservatives pledge £4.2bn for local transport
03/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,340
The party promises new spending on trains, buses and trams outside London.
Parties clash over Brexit in TV debate
01/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,286
Senior figures from seven political parties also exchanged views on the NHS and terror legislation.
Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third
01/12/2019 | news | business | 3,699
The party vows to slash rail fares and make travel free for young people under the age of 16.
Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'
30/11/2019 | news | science | 2,893
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.
PM pledges help for struggling firms after Brexit
29/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,050
Boris Johnson also says it will be easier for public bodies to "buy British" if the UK leaves the EU.
Energy supplier Npower to axe up to 4,500 jobs
29/11/2019 | news | business | 1,123
Three call centres face closure under a restructuring plan that unions called a "cruel blow".
Row over Johnson debate 'empty chair'
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,106
Conservatives say Channel 4 broke impartiality rules while Labour claims the PM is "hiding from scrutiny".
EU net migration to UK at lowest for 16 years
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,260
Fewer people came to the UK from the EU to work and a record number returned home, the ONS says.
Tory and Labour spending plans 'not credible' - IFS
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,069
Both main parties are not being honest ahead of the general election, an influential research group says.
Labour to change election strategy
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,044
The party plans to appeal to voters in Leave-supporting areas, insiders tell the BBC.
Row over Labour's 'NHS for sale' claim
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,603
Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof the NHS is part of US/UK trade talks - but the Tories reject his claim.
SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,149
Nicola Sturgeon says her party wants to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".
UK improving in international school rankings
26/11/2019 | news | education | 343
The UK moves upwards in global school league tables - but with low levels of life satisfaction.
Heseltine: Lifelong Tories should back Lib Dems
26/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,776
The ex-deputy PM says Boris Johnson's claim he can "get Brexit done" by January is "nonsense".
Child poverty 'will rise' under Tory plans
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,884
New analysis of election manifestos shows no major UK party's plans would reduce child poverty.
Black Friday sales event 'all hype', says Which?
25/11/2019 | news | business | 477
The consumer group says it found just one in 20 offers were cheaper than at other times of the year.
Johnson promises 'tide of investment' on Wales visit
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,483
The prime minister courts the farming vote at a winter fair before he sets out pledges for Wales.
Labour plans to bring in rent controls
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,109
The party is also vowing to "put bad landlords out of business" if it wins the general election.
Tory manifesto 'to forge a new Britain' - Johnson
23/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,641
Boris Johnson promises to unite the country by getting Brexit done and to boost nurse numbers by 50,000.
IFS wrong on Labour tax plans, says McDonnell
22/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,873
The shadow chancellor denies the party's manifesto proposals would bring wage cuts and higher prices.
Brexit Party promises 'political revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,295
Nigel Farage pledges to cut foreign aid, cap immigration and plant trees, as he makes his pitch to voters.
Corbyn: I'd stay neutral in Brexit referendum
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,185
Boris Johnson asks how the Labour leader could agree a new EU deal and then be "indifferent" about it.
Tories plan stamp duty hike on non-UK residents
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 690
The party says the money raised would go towards tackling rough sleeping.
Plaid leader wants £20bn 'green jobs revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 685
Adam Price backs schemes to tackle climate change at his party's election manifesto launch.
Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
Labour vows to 'transform' UK at manifesto launch
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 12,168
The party promises to renationalise key industries, end tuition fees and scrap a rise in the pension age.
Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
Lib Dems vow £50bn 'windfall' from stopping Brexit
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,333
The "Remain bonus" will go on schools and the low-paid, Jo Swinson says at their manifesto launch.
Tories reject criticism in debate 'fact-check' row
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,950
The party says it is entitled to rebut "nonsense" amid calls for action over rebranded Twitter account.
Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 582
The party is promising billions more for schools in England, taken from a £50bn so-called "Remain bonus".
Workers under Labour 'will take back control'
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,469
John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 8,686
Nearly 7 million people watched leaders lock horns over the NHS in the first TV debate of the election.
Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 507
The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.
Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,361
The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.
PM shelves business tax cut to help fund NHS
17/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,291
Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on hold.
Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 282
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.
Lib Dems pledge £100bn 'climate emergency' fund
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,616
Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.
Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones
14/11/2019 | news | science | 216
Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.
Labour pledges free broadband for all
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,603
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.
Germany avoids recession despite trade war hit
14/11/2019 | news | business | 341
The country narrowly avoids recession as it struggles with trade conflicts around the world.
Donald Tusk: Don't give up on stopping Brexit
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,356
The outgoing European Council chief says leaving the EU would leave the UK a "second-rate player".
Tories will seek to reduce unskilled migration
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,540
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.
'Berlin rocks,' says Elon Musk as he picks factory
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,699
Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit made the UK "too risky" for his first major European factory.
Gauke: Tory majority 'bad outcome for country'
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,791
The former Conservative justice secretary will stand as an independent to oppose a "hard Brexit".
Flood-hit villagers 'could be homeless for weeks'
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,126
Boris Johnson is heckled on a visit to South Yorkshire as 200 Army personnel join the relief effort.
PM vows to close 'opportunity gap' after Brexit
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,467
Boris Johnson says the Tories will double funding for research and development if they win the election.
Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS
12/11/2019 | news | health | 3,333
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
HS2 should happen despite rising cost, review says
12/11/2019 | news | business | 1,815
A draft copy of a review into the project says it might cost even more than its current price of £88bn.
UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls
12/11/2019 | news | business | 378
Average earnings increased by 3.6% over the three months to September, while unemployment fell by 23,000.
Farage: Tories should stand down in Labour seats
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,117
The Brexit Party leader insists his candidates will run in Labour-held seats in the North and Midlands.
Labour and Lib Dems criticise floods response
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,801
Boris Johnson is chairing a government emergency committee to discuss how flooding has been handled.
Tories in fresh attack on Labour spending plans
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 737
Labour rejects Tory calculations about what their economic policies would cost as "more fake news".
Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,591
Nigel Farage says the party will not contest seats won by the Tories in 2017, but will stand against Labour.
Jingye vows to save jobs after British Steel deal
10/11/2019 | news | business | 1,301
The Chinese company says it will invest £1.2bn in British Steel following rescue agreement.
Lib Dems propose £10k 'skills wallet'
10/11/2019 | news | politics | 668
Money for training courses will be made available to adults of all ages, under the Lib Dem plan.
Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 998
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
Sturgeon lists SNP's conditions for backing Labour
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,855
The SNP leader says Jeremy Corbyn would need to back the "principle" of a second independence referendum.
Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid agree election pact
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,456
The pro-Remain parties have said the agreement will cover 60 seats across England and Wales.
Labour and Tories pledge more borrowing
06/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,899
John McDonnell sets out investment plans, as the Tories also vow to spend on infrastructure.
Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight
06/11/2019 | sport | boxing | 438
Britain's two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams retires from boxing over fears she could lose her sight.
Poor clothing sales see M&S's profits slide
06/11/2019 | news | business | 747
Demand for clothes was weak in the first half but a turnaround plan is producing results.
Johnson says he had 'no choice' over election
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,792
Boris Johnson tells supporters he needed to get Parliament working again, as he launches the campaign.
This must be the climate election - Greens
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,419
Co-leader Sian Berry urges £100bn a year to be spent on climate action at the party's campaign launch.
Universities 'undermined by overseas autocracies'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 56
MPs warn academic freedom in the UK is under pressure from autocracies.
Election could bring 'seismic change' - Swinson
04/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,129
The Lib Dem leader says a government led by her would "stop Brexit and build a brighter future".
Mothercare administration threatens 2,500 UK jobs
04/11/2019 | news | business | 711
The parent and baby goods retailer says its 79 UK stores are unable to trade profitably.
Public spending 'to rocket' in next parliament
03/11/2019 | news | business | 733
Government spending will climb to 1970s levels, whichever party wins the election, research claims.
Two left in contest for new Commons Speaker
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,299
Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Chris Bryant go through to the final round of voting to find John Bercow's successor.
Don't use NHS as political weapon - health bosses
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,653
Politicians are urged not to make "empty promises" and tell "outright lies" about health funding.
Farage calls on Johnson to 'build Leave alliance'
01/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,438
The Brexit Party leader says the PM must ditch his EU deal - or he will stand candidates against Tories.
Corbyn launches Labour campaign to 'transform' UK
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 12,072
The Labour leader vows to take on the "elite" in "radical" election pitch, but the PM blames him for delaying Brexit.
Leaders in pre-election clash on NHS and economy
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,377
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs.
MPs close to backing December election
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 10,103
MPs approve the principle of a pre-Christmas poll but there is wrangling over the exact date.
PM agrees to Brexit extension - but urges election
28/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,583
MPs vote on a December poll - as Boris Johnson officially accepts a further Brexit delay until 31 January.
EU agrees to Brexit delay - but no date yet
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,978
Ambassadors agree to postpone the 31 October deadline, but will not decide a date until next week.
PM to try for 12 December election
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,356
Labour says it will "absolutely support" an election but only if a no-deal Brexit is "off the table".
EU Brexit extension decision expected on Friday
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 1,573
Most EU leaders favour a three-month delay - but France is sceptical about it, the BBC understands.
No 10 denies government division over Brexit plans
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,592
Ministers are being urged to go for an early election - but some want to get a Brexit deal through first.
High Street woes mount as 85,000 jobs feared lost
23/10/2019 | news | business | 291
The British Retail Consortium calls for political action as it estimates the scale of job cuts.
Johnson and Corbyn meet amid Brexit uncertainty
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,816
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit.
PM to seek election if EU agrees three-month delay
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,037
It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
PM aims to push Brexit bill through in three days
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,962
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.
MPs' vote on Brexit deal ruled out by Speaker
21/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,735
The government says it is disappointed, but will go ahead with introducing legislation putting the deal into law.
Court delays decision on PM's Brexit tactics
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,771
Campaigners said the move would ensure that Boris Johnson fully complied with the Benn Act.
No 10 to push again for Brexit deal vote
20/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,623
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.
Labour's 'door is open' to DUP for talks on Brexit
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 340
The DUP is also planning to hold further talks with the government this week to seek "reassurances".
PM sends unsigned request seeking Brexit delay
19/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,026
No 10 source says an accompanying letter makes clear Boris Johnson believes an extension would be a mistake.
Jubilant scenes at 'final say' Brexit protest
19/10/2019 | news | uk | 8,112
Supporters of the "People's Vote" cheered as MPs voted to withhold approval of the PM's deal.
Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,666
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
New Brexit deal agreed but DUP refuses support
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 10,941
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.
DUP rejects Brexit deal 'as things stand'
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 779
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.
'Special relationship' won't guarantee UK-US trade
16/10/2019 | news | business | 428
A former US trade chief warns the UK should not expect special treatment when it comes to trade.
Brexit talks continue amid claims deal is close
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,088
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.
PM sets out 'ambitious' plans in Queen's Speech
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,669
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".
Brexit: EU and UK agree to 'intensify' talks
11/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,172
Both sides are pushing for a deal ahead of a summit next week, but Boris Johnson says there's "a way to go".
Barnier: Brexit like climbing a mountain
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,838
The EU's chief negotiator urges patience, as the deadline for reaching a deal with the UK nears.
Nissan Europe 'unsustainable' in no-deal Brexit
10/10/2019 | news | business | 1,191
The Japanese carmaker is concerned about the impact of export duties in the event of no-deal Brexit.
Johnson and Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal'
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,484
Ireland's PM calls Brexit talks "very positive" and "very promising", with UK-EU meetings set to resume on Friday.
EU heading for no-deal by mistake, Hunt warns
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 410
Ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleads with the EU to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft".
EU leaders criticise UK Brexit proposals
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,407
They say they are no closer to an agreement, but "with goodwill" there is still a chance a deal can be done.
Nine MPs make pitch for Bercow's job
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 542
Tory candidates attack his record - and a deputy speaker says he believes Parliament has a drugs problem.
Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,464
Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
Deal by Brexit deadline very difficult - Irish PM
08/10/2019 | news | politics | 364
Leo Varadkar says "big gaps" remain between the EU and the UK as the 31 October deadline looms.
IMF boss warns of 'painful' Brexit
08/10/2019 | news | business | 224
Brexit will add to world economic woes, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says.
Stormont given £31m to prepare for no-deal Brexit
08/10/2019 | news | uk | 223
Civil servants set aside millions for roads, ports and "vehicle parks", according to a spending plan.
Farmers 'betrayed' by no-deal Brexit tariff plan
08/10/2019 | news | business | 1,350
The farmers' union says the government has "missed an opportunity" by not imposing more import taxes.
Brexit deal essentially impossible - No 10 source
08/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,572
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.
Court asked to consider Brexit delay letter to EU
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 523
Scotland's Court of Session is considering whether it should act directly if Boris Johnson does not.
No-deal Brexit 'to push UK debt to 50-year high'
07/10/2019 | news | business | 3,130
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.
Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,201
Lord Pentland says he must trust Boris Johnson to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension if no deal is agreed.
Macron: Brexit deal decision 'at end of week'
06/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,621
The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson.
PM will send Brexit extension letter, court told
04/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,756
But Boris Johnson says the UK will still leave on 31 October "new deal or no deal - but no delay".
EU 'open but unconvinced' by UK PM's Brexit plan
03/10/2019 | news | world | 1,816
Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.
PM: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'
03/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,497
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are "unrealistic".
Boris Johnson sets out Brexit plan to MPs
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,183
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.
Government publishes new Brexit proposals
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,477
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the EU single market for goods and new customs checks away from the border.
Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,571
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM says his offer requires compromise on both sides.
UK Brexit plans to include Irish customs checks
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,406
The PM addresses his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.
Corbyn must head 'interim government' - Labour
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,504
John McDonnell also says a no confidence vote is "unlikely" before 17 October's EU council meeting.
Johnson: Irish customs checks will be 'reality'
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,911
But the PM rejects reports there could be a series of customs posts set five or 10 miles back.
UK to reveal detailed plan for Brexit negotiations
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 533
It includes the legal text of an updated Brexit deal, including suggested "customs clearance zones" in Northern Ireland.
Speaker and MPs agree to 'use moderate language'
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,395
The agreement follows a stormy week in Parliament where MPs were criticised over their language.
Javid pledges National Living Wage rise
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,210
The chancellor says it will be £10.50 an hour by 2024, with a lower age threshold - down from 25 to 21.
No confidence vote 'won't happen this week'
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,224
Opposition party leaders say they are united in wanting to block a no-deal Brexit after a meeting.
Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,888
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
Private schools say abolition would be vote-loser
27/09/2019 | news | education | 897
Independent-school leaders hit back at Labour's plans to ban fee-paying schools.
MPs reject Parliament recess for Tory conference
26/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,957
It is the seventh vote the government has lost in the Commons since Boris Johnson became PM.
Angry Commons exchanges over Parliament suspension
25/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,703
Emotions run high as MPs return to work after Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict, ruling prorogation unlawful.
MPs return after court rules suspension unlawful
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,236
Boris Johnson will give a statement in Parliament later in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.
Johnson faces resignation calls over court ruling
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,098
Jeremy Corbyn leads the condemnation as some opposition MPs say the PM could be removed from office.
Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 19,486
Boris Johnson says he "profoundly disagrees" with the judges' decision, but MPs will return on Wednesday.
Labour promises 32-hour working week
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,533
John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
Corbyn wins party backing in crunch Brexit vote
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,246
Members at the party's annual conference vote against a motion which would have called for Remain backing at an election.
Labour pledges free personal care for over-65s
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 336
Help with dressing, washing and meals will be paid for by the state in England, costing £6bn a year.
Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose
20/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,467
Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.
Tories target over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,051
Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.
There is a way to get a Brexit deal, PM insists
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,030
Boris Johnson also rebuffs criticism of Parliament's five-week shutdown as a "load of nonsense".
Labour manifesto to offer vote on Leave and Remain
10/09/2019 | news | uk | 5,234
Jeremy Corbyn vows a fresh Brexit referendum but arguments continue over which side it should back.
Protests as five-week Parliament shutdown begins
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,251
In dramatic scenes in the Commons, MPs hold up signs, chant and sing songs to protest against the suspension.
PM's second attempt to trigger election fails
09/09/2019 | news | politics | 10,714
MPs reject a second call from Boris Johnson for a snap election, before the suspension of Parliament begins.
No-deal Brexit 'would be a failure' - Johnson
06/09/2019 | news | world | 4,784
Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar say "common ground was established" at their meeting in Dublin.
Opposition parties united against PM’s election bid
06/09/2019 | news | politics | 13,614
Labour and other parties vow to block mid-October election, as Lords pass anti-no-deal Brexit bill.