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BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak: 'Our recovery begins today'
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the Budget he has delivered protects jobs, businesses and will bring prosperity across the UK.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak warns tax rises to follow spending spree
The UK economy is expected to recover six months faster than expected from the pandemic, the chancellor says.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Brexit: UK extends Irish Sea border grace periods
The first of these periods is set to expire at the end of March, but will be extended until October.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Long-term expats 'to get vote in UK elections'
The government pledges £2.5m to enfranchise people who have lived abroad for 15 years or more.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Million more set to pay income tax by 2026
People who get a pay rise between this April and 2026 may find themselves paying a higher rate of tax.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Tax on company profits to rise to 25%
Corporation tax will rise from 2023, but there is relief for small firms and breaks for companies that invest.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Sunak announces extension to universal credit £20 top up
Rishi Sunak announces a temporary extension to universal credit until September as part of pandemic support.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Freeports: What are they and where will they be?
The government says the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK, but not everyone agrees.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Economy to recover 'six months faster than expected'
However, the chancellor says repairing the long-term economic damage from Covid "will take time".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: 10 ways Rishi Sunak's speech affects you
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget is packed with policies that will affect your finances. Here is a guide.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Starmer: Budget 'papers over the cracks'
The Labour leader said the UK faced a worse economic crisis because of the chancellor's decisions.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: BBC political editor on Sunak's economics
Laura Kuenssberg says the chancellor "set out some quite significant moves on tax".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Key points at-a-glance
Rishi Sunak has delivered his annual Budget in the House of Commons. Here's what you need to know.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Sunak on government economic Covid plans
The chancellor says promises in the government plan to protect jobs and livelihood "remain unchanged from those we pledged ourselves to 12 long months ago".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak hails 'swifter and more sustained' recovery
However, the chancellor says repairing the long-term economic damage from Covid "will take time".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on UK aid spending and Yemen arms
The Labour leader calls on the prime minister to stop Britain selling arms that could be used in warn-hit Yemen.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak vows to 'protect jobs and livelihoods'
The chancellor extends furlough for workers - and sets out plans to increase business taxes in his Budget.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Sunak on plan to recover the UK economy
The chancellor sets out a three-part plan to "protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon 'had no reason to want to get' Alex Salmond
Scotland's first minister tells an inquiry that claims of a plot against her predecessor are "absurd".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Sturgeon 'had no reason to want to get' Salmond
Scotland's first minister tells an inquiry that claims of a plot against her predecessor are "absurd".

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to set out plans for recovery
The chancellor will promise to do "whatever it takes" to help the UK's pandemic-damaged economy.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Sturgeon says Salmond conspiracy claims 'absurd'
Scotland's first minister tells an inquiry that she had no motive or desire to "get" her predecessor.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Shaun Bailey: Tory mayoral candidate says universal income would be used for drugs
London Tory mayoral candidate said people would buy "lots of drugs" with a universal basic income.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme until September
The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Budget 2021: Who is Rishi Sunak and what does he believe?
From newly elected backbencher to Chancellor is less than five years.

BBC Politics
Mar 03, 2021

Covid: Labour suspends Oxford councillor for getting jab 'privately'
The Labour party investigates after Jamila Azad claims to have been vaccinated by a private doctor.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Budget 2021: Furlough scheme to be extended until September
The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Furlough support scheme to be extended in Budget until September
The plan will be announced in Wednesday's Budget, while more self-employed will also be eligible for help.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

The seven key questions facing Nicola Sturgeon
The answers given by Scotland's first minister in evidence to a Holyrood committee could be crucial for her political future.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Fishing firms could go bust over Brexit, MPs told
Industry figures warn extra costs could see British firms relocate to Europe or stop trading.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Calls for Nicola Sturgeon to quit over Alex Salmond revelations
Newly published documents raises further questions about the Alex Salmond saga.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Downing Street: Plan to fund makeover of PM's residence 'speculation'
Tory benefactors could pay for refurbishments to Boris Johnson's residence, unconfirmed reports suggest.

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Mar 02, 2021

Covid-19: Details of NI lockdown exit plan revealed
The plan for easing the coronavirus lockdown is "cautious and hopeful", the deputy first minister says

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Budget 2021: What we know so far about Sunak's spending plans
From money for the arts to help for small firms, here are the spending plans announced so far.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
The prime minister has announced a plan for how the lockdown will be lifted in England.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Minister Suella Braverman's maternity cover announced
Michael Ellis will fill in for the attorney general for the six months she is off to care for her child.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Yemen conflict: UK defends Yemeni aid cuts amid criticism from MPs
Dominic Raab says the UK will still "do its bit" as one former minister says move is "unconscionable".

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Scottish government lawyers had 'reservations' about Salmond case
Concerns were raised about the legal battle more than two months before the government conceded the case.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Kwarteng on Budget 2021: Chancellor to extend furlough
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the Chancellor is set to extend the furlough scheme.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Kwarteng: Chancellor to extend furlough
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the Chancellor is set to extend the furlough scheme.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Budget 2021: Furlough set to be extended - Kwasi Kwarteng
Kwasi Kwarteng says help for firms and workers will continue, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to unveil the Budget.

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Mar 02, 2021

Budget 2021: Five things to look out for from Rishi Sunak
Tax rises and an extension of Covid support are both tipped to be announced in this week's Budget.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

World Cup 2030: UK and Republic of Ireland associations back UK government support for bid
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" to bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the plan is backed by football associations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Covid-19: Can more mayors heal the 'North-South divide'?
Local leaders are pushing for more devolution, as England eases out of lockdown.

BBC Politics
Mar 02, 2021

Sir Keir Starmer's critics in Labour become increasingly vocal
The Labour leader is not being strident enough in opposition, two ex-shadow ministers say.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Budget 2021: Chancellor set to announce £400m for arts sector
The funds will aim to help museums, theatres and galleries in England reopen once restrictions ease.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Budget 2021: Five things to look out for
Tax rises and an extension of Covid support are both tipped to be announced in this week's Budget.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Has support for the SNP and independence slipped?
Polling expert Prof John Curtice looks at whether the Salmond inquiry has affected attitudes towards the governing party.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Sir John Curtice: Has support for the SNP and independence slipped?
Polling expert Sir John Curtice asks if the Salmond inquiry has affected attitudes to the SNP.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Budget 2021: Treasury to announce £93m for 'Welsh green recovery'
Cash in UK budget announced for Holyhead hydrogen hub and Welsh rail testing centre.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

SNP MP Amy Callaghan returns to Commons after brain haemorrhage
Amy Callaghan spent four months in hospital and had two life-saving surgeries after collapsing last June.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Swinney agrees to publish Salmond case legal advice
The deputy first minister was facing a vote of no confidence over the government's advice from Alex Salmond's civil case.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Yemen conflict: UK cuts aid citing financial pressure from Covid
The British government cuts relief by as much as 60%, citing financial pressure from the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Brazilian variant: Hancock denies quarantine delays put lives at risk
It comes as the search continues for a person in England infected with the Brazilian variant.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Brazilian variant: Boris Johnson defends UK Covid border measures
It comes as the search continues for a person in England infected with the Brazilian variant.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

No-confidence motion tabled over Salmond legal advice
John Swinney could face a no confidence vote over the release of legal advice ministers were given about Alex Salmond's civil case.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Budget 2021: PM has 'no doubt' about strong jobs recovery
Boris Johnson's comments come as Tory MPs lobby the Chancellor to cut rates for business in the budget

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Boris Johnson says there is ‘no reason' to think vaccine won't work against Brazil variant
Boris Johnson says the UK has "one of the toughest border regimes in the world" at stopping variants.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Anneliese Dodds on what chancellor should do in Budget
The shadow chancellor says Wednesday's Budget's is a "test of character for Rishi Sunak".

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

We need to find variant case 'as soon as possible'
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi says authorities are working to locate a person with a concerning variant of coronavirus.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Cumbria coal mine: What is the controversy about?
Cumbrian councillors are reviewing their support for a controversial coal mine near Whitehaven.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

No-confidence vote looming over Salmond legal advice
John Swinney could face a no confidence vote over the release of legal advice ministers were given about Alex Salmond's civil case.

BBC Politics
Mar 01, 2021

Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'
Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Windrush scandal: 'I started taking my own teeth out'
A victim of the scandal tells the BBC how he survived on no income, as he battled for compensation.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

New non-fatal strangulation law to target domestic abusers
Perpetrators will face up to five years in jail under a new law planned by the government.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Budget 2021: 'Now is not the time for tax rises', say MPs
The Treasury Committee says "now is not the time" for rises, but they may be needed in the future.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Budget 2021: Northern Tory MPs call for business rates cut to 'save High Streets'
Writing ahead of the Budget, the MPs say the tax should be cut now and reformed in the long term.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Budget 2021: Extra £1.6bn for UK's Covid vaccination rollout
The chancellor is to provide more funding for the programme, which has now given 20m first doses.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

No confidence vote looming over Salmond legal advice
John Swinney could face a no confidence vote over the release of legal advice ministers were given about Alex Salmond's civil case.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Budget: Rishi Sunak promises help as Covid restrictions ease
But the chancellor says he wants "to be honest" with the public about the shock suffered by the economy.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Budget 2021: No tax rises immediately, says shadow chancellor
Labour's Anneliese Dodds tells the BBC's Andrew Marr there should be no immediate tax rise on businesses.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Rishi Sunak: 'Shock to economy won't be fixed overnight'
The Chancellor says he wants to level with people about the economic challenges ahead.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Rishi Sunak: £5bn boost for businesses
The Chancellor says a £5bn grant scheme will offer up to £18,000 per business.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Brexit: Minister lacks 'authority' to halt work at NI border posts
A Sinn Féin MP says the executive has collective legal responsibility to implement the NI Protocol.

BBC Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Budget 2021: £5bn fund to help High Street recover from Covid
Grants for 700,000 firms in England come as Rishi Sunak warns of a "challenge" ahead of the Budget.

BBC Politics
Feb 27, 2021

Anas Sarwar wins Scottish Labour leadership race
The Glasgow MSP defeated rival candidate Monica Lennon in the contest to replace Richard Leonard.

BBC Politics
Feb 27, 2021

Anas Sarwar: Who is the new Scottish Labour leader?
Anas Sarwar takes charge of Scottish Labour just 10 weeks before the next Scottish Parliament election.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit
Boris Johnson says "generation rent" can become "generation buy" through new government-backed loans.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Local elections: Door-to-door campaigning to be allowed
Activists are urged to show "social responsibility" during campaigning for England's local elections.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Alex Salmond says there is 'no doubt' Nicola Sturgeon broke ministerial code
The former first minister makes the claim during his long-awaited appearance at a Holyrood inquiry.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab rollout
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Covid-19: Ministers urged to ban 'reckless' evictions over rent arrears
A group of MPs and peers is calling for urgent action to end the Covid-19 rent debt crisis in England.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Holyrood inquiry: Alex Salmond critical of government leadership
Former First Minister Alex Salmond gives evidence to the committee investigating the Scottish government's mishandling of complaints against him.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab roll-out
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

'Vaccine passports': Will I need one for going out, work and travel?
The government is reviewing whether venues can ask for proof of vaccination or a negative test.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Over-40s next in line to get a Covid vaccine
Teachers and other occupations should not be prioritised in the next phase, say UK vaccine experts.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Budget 2021: BBC editors on what to expect
BBC editors Faisal Islam and Simon Jack tell us what Chancellor Rishi Sunak might have in store.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Freeports: What are they and will they make the UK money?
Rishi Sunak thinks the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK - but not everyone agrees.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Manchester attack: 'Martyn's Law' would 'minimise terror risk'
A consultation begins into new anti-terror legislation in memory of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Covid: Thousands sign petition against vaccine passports
More than 200,000 people are urging the government not to introduce documents offering proof of vaccination.

BBC Politics
Feb 26, 2021

Alex Salmond to face Holyrood inquiry amid conspiracy claims
The former first minister is to appear before the inquiry into the government's mishandling of harassment complaints.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

MPs investigate ditching smart motorways
A coroner says the roads - where hard shoulders become lanes at busy times - create a death "risk".

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Budget 2021: Support pubs by cutting beer duty, say Conservative MPs
Cheaper beer could support struggling pubs MPs argue, but alcohol awareness campaigners are opposed.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Labour renews vow to keep nuclear weapons
The party says the Trident missile system is "non-negotiable" and pledges to support Nato.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Government agrees to call pregnant women mothers
A bill to give ministers maternity pay will change, after peers reject the use of the term "person".

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Kemi Badenoch Twitter complaint dismissed by government
The equalities minister was criticised after publishing a journalist's emails on Twitter.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

MPs row over who controls Wales' 'levelling up' cash
Tory MP Stephen Crabb says Welsh Labour wants to stop UK ministers spending on projects in Wales.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Kids Company founder calls for apology from Gove
The charity, which supported vulnerable young people in London and Bristol, closed its doors in 2015.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Thousands sign petition against vaccine passports
Nearly 200,000 people have urged the government not to introduce the documents offering proof of vaccination.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2021

Salmond and Sturgeon: What is the controversy all about?
Two central characters in the Scottish independence movement are in a bitter dispute.

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