Tag: UK Politics
39 minutes ago
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Martin Lewis says ‘member of government’ briefed false stories about him to the press

Tory leadership contest was motivation for ‘defamatory comments’ , expert says

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about 7 hours ago
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Over 40% of British exports have disappeared from European shelves since Brexit

Government’s new trade red tape likely to hit long-term productivity, trade economists warn

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about 15 hours ago
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Give workers right to request four-day week with no pay cut, unions and MPs say

Right to request flexible working should be extended to the four-day week, business minister told

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2 days ago
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UK’s trade export growth slower than EU, US and G7 countries under Tories

Only Japan performed worse than the UK during the 11 year-period

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4 days ago
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Rishi Sunak says nurse pay rise demands ‘obviously unaffordable’

Nurses want an above inflation pay rise to help plug tens of thousands of vacancies

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5 days ago
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‘Recklessly irresponsible’ Brexit rush to axe EU laws is putting safety standards at risk, watchd...

Trading standards officers fear ‘recklessly irresponsible’ legislation poses danger to public

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7 days ago
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Keir Starmer’s immigration policy straight out of Ukip manifesto, says Nigel Farage

Labour ‘to the right of the Conservatives on immigration’, ex- Brexit Party leader says

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8 days ago
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Tories will be ‘destroyed’ if they pursue ‘Swiss-style Brexit’, Nigel Farage claims

But Nigel Farage’s Reform UK outfit is nowhere to be seen in the polls or at elections

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8 days ago
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What is a Swiss-style Brexit deal, and could Britain have one?

Switzerland’s relationship with the EU is not simple

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11 days ago
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Jeremy Hunt told to ‘come clean’ on economic benefit of non-dom tax status

The IFS said abolishing non-doms would be worth around £3 billion a year to the economy, roughly the same amount that...

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11 days ago
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Border Force and Home Office staff prepare to go on strike

PCS union moves to add to ‘substantial strike fund’ for dispute

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11 days ago
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UK economy damaged by ‘own goals’ like Brexit and Liz Truss’s budget, economists say

Institute for Fiscal Studies says UK faces ‘long, unpleasant journey’ over next few years

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11 days ago
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Jeremy Hunt insists non-dom tax loophole is good for the economy

But chancellor says he does not have figures to base decision on

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11 days ago
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Jeremy Hunt insists ‘no decision’ made on raising fuel duty by 23%

OBR documents have assumed the government will end the £65 billion fuel duty freeze

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12 days ago
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Brexit: Record low now think UK was right to leave EU

Brexit now considered a mistake by significant majority of the population as UK’s economic fortunes fade

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12 days ago
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Jeremy Hunt delays social care cost cap plans

The reforms would cap individual costs for care

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12 days ago
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UK economy now in recession, Jeremy Hunt announces during Autumn Budget

Office for Budget Responsibility says economy is shrinking again

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12 days ago
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UK stuck in ‘Tory doom loop’ of emergency budgets, Labour says

Chancellor expected to unveil cuts and tax rises following Liz Truss failure

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13 days ago
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Tory MPs accuse PM of ‘backfiring’ gamble over Raab

Tory MPs have accused Rishi Sunak of a gamble that “backfired” after two official complaints of bullying were made ag...

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13 days ago
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UK economy recovering ‘dramatically’ worse from Covid than EU and US, says Bank of England governor

Andrew Bailey says the different in economic performance is ‘stark’

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13 days ago
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Dominic Raab claims ‘bullying’ confidentiality clause he signed is ‘standard’

Deputy prime minister was also subject to a complaint in a previous job

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13 days ago
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Dominic Raab: Two official bullying complaints filed against deputy prime minister

Two official bullying complaints have been filed against Dominic Raab over his behaviour at work, he has confirmed.

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13 days ago
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Hopes for Brexit US trade deal fade after Rishi Sunak meeting with Joe Biden

PM says there are other ways the countries can cooperate and that speed is not priority

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13 days ago
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Jeremy Hunt says inflation ‘thwarting’ economic growth and warns of tough tax hikes

Chancellor says he will make difficult decisions in Thursday’s budget

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14 days ago
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Conflict of interest warning as George Osborne ‘advises’ on Budget while working for investment bank

Labour urges Jeremy Hunt to reveal if ‘market-sensitive’ information has been leaked

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14 days ago
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Dominic Raab ‘left junior staff scared to enter his office’, says official

Lord McDonald urges Rishi Sunak to ‘have another look’ at bullying complaints procedures

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14 days ago
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Gavin Williamson facing investigation for ‘using cash as leverage with another MP’

Colleague claims then chief whip said he ‘owned’ a colleague because he granted access to hardship funds

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14 days ago
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Dominic Raab seeks new staff to run his private office amid bullying claims

Exclusive: Civil service advertises ‘demanding’ £95k job in office civil servants were ‘too scared to enter’

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14 days ago
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Several ministers in Rishi Sunak’s government have bullied civil servants, Whitehall union chief ...

Claim comes amid allegations levelled against deputy PM Dominic Raab

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15 days ago
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Michael Gove pledges to block ‘ugly’ new housing developments

Levelling-up secretary says he will ‘call in’ new homes

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19 days ago
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Childcare and early years facing 8% budget cut thanks to inflation

Spending settlement announced in 2021 wiped out by rising costs

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19 days ago
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UK and Switzerland sign own science deal after both excluded from EU programme

UK-Swiss deal comes with no new funding

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20 days ago
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Rishi Sunak refuses to accept Brexit has damaged trade

Trade secretary had dismissed predictions by Office for Budget Responsibility

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20 days ago
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Gavin Williamson fronted government’s flagship anti-bullying campaign

Minister quit on Tuesday night over numerous bullying allegations

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21 days ago
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UK food prices set to rise further as farmers face ‘hammering’, MPs told

Costs of inputs like fertiliser and animal feed have jumped by 30 per cent compounding Brexit labour shortages

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21 days ago
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MPs table bill to force Rishi Sunak to appoint new ethics watchdog

Prime minister is yet to fill the ethics advisor post which has been vacant for 145 days

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21 days ago
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MEPs want Elon Musk to come to European Parliament for Twitter grilling

European legislators say website must not become ‘dystopian hellscape’ and follow law

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22 days ago
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Government’s ‘fairer deal for renters’ won’t address high rents, housing minister says

Felicity Buchan says affordability of rented housing is ‘separate issue’ from fairness

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22 days ago
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Government cancels Brexit trade yacht plan ‘with immediate effect’

Defence secretary says competition has been ‘terminated’

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