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BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Parts of civil service will move out of London - Gove
Minister Michael Gove says it is "vitally important that decision makers are close to people".

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Brexit: Gove defends £705m plan for border posts and staff
Labour has accused the government of being underprepared, saying the money was "too little, too late".

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Labour joins Facebook advert boycott over 'hateful material'
The party says it will not advertise on the site "in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter" movement.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus: I trust people's sense on face masks - Gove
Minister Michael Gove says he does not think face coverings should be mandatory in shops in England.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Brexit: Micheál Martin says injection of momentum needed in talks
Micheál Martin says progress is too slow in the trade talks between the EU and UK.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Brexit: £705m plan for British border posts and staff
It follows reported concerns from the international trade secretary over the readiness of Britain's ports.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2020

Brexit: Britain's border checks to get £705m boost
It follows reported concerns from the international trade secretary over the readiness of Britain's ports.

BBC Politics
Jul 11, 2020

Patel bullying inquiry must be published 'immediately' - Labour
The delay in publishing the findings of the investigation, launched in March, is labelled "unacceptable".

BBC Politics
Jul 11, 2020

Belgium tells Leicester arrivals to quarantine
Leicester is the only UK city on the Belgian government's list of higher risk coronavirus areas.

BBC Politics
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England
Boris Johnson says a "stricter" approach to face coverings is needed in confined spaces such as shops.

BBC Politics
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus: Labour calls for clarity over face coverings in England
The government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England, sources say.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Taxpayers to lose billions to virus fraud - report
Fraud and error could cost the government between £1.3bn and £7.9bn, a think tank estimates.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Downturn must not increase north-south divide, Labour warns
Labour urges the government not to leave regions behind after the PM promised to "level up" the country.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Boris Johnson urged to apologise for Srebrenica comments
More than 100 Muslim representatives and 30 MPs have criticised the PM for an article he wrote in 1997.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England
Face coverings are already compulsory on transport in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme
The UK's ambassador to the EU confirms the move, saying the UK would not have a say on decisions.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: UK decision on EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme due
The scheme "would have to work for the UK", Number 10 says, amid reports ministers will reject it.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Micheál Martin: Irish PM 'concerned about GB-Ireland travel'
Micheál Martin says he stands over advice that warns against travel off the island of Ireland.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Return to pre-pandemic status quo 'inconceivable'
Labour's Nick Thomas-Symonds tells the BBC the UK will be forever changed and his party must adapt.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Welsh pubs and cafes to reopen indoors on 3 August
Wales had been the only part of the UK not to set a date for the reopening of indoor hospitality.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

MP Andrew Stephenson dispels false death rumours on Twitter
Transport minister Andrew Stephenson said a tweet claiming he had died was "malicious and distressing".

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Russia report committee 'must be non-partisan'
Boris Johnson urged not to apply "political pressure" to get his choice Chris Grayling as chair of intelligence committee.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Conservative councillor PPE contracts questioned
Labour says the government must "come clean" on PPE procurement process after £120m face shield deals.

BBC Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations
Travellers to England, Wales and Northern Ireland from many countries no longer have to self-isolate.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says
The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Rishi Sunak: The 'whatever it takes' chancellor
He's been dubbed "Dishy Rishi" and "an economic Jedi" but who is the man steering the UK economy?

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Dementia patients 'deteriorating' without family visits
Relatives fear residents with dementia are deteriorating as coronavirus restrictions limit visitors.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Stamp Duty: Labour condemns 'huge bung' in chancellor's changes
The party says the move on stamp duty benefits second homeowners, when the money should go to local councils.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return
Restrictions in England are further eased - with beauty businesses also able to reopen on Monday.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Dawn Butler MP closes Willesden office over race threats
Dawn Butler says staff were verbally assaulted and bricks were thrown at the office in Willesden.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Security committee: Tory majority ahead of Russia report
Chris Grayling is expected to be named chairman of group that will publish long-delayed report.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

'Significant divergences' in UK-EU talks - Michel Barnier
The EU's chief negotiator made the remarks after the latest trade deal talks in London.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Nadine Dorries apologises to women after Cumberlege review
The health minister has apologised to women, after the Cumberlege review published on Wednesday.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Government promises 'relief' for public toilet users
Commons leader says under-pressure councils won't have to pay business rates on conveniences in future.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Government says sorry to women 'ignored' by doctors
The health minister apologises to women, and their children, failed by healthcare professionals.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Fourth senior civil servant announces exit in six months
Sir Richard Heaton will step down as a permanent secretary at the Ministry of Justice.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Tax boss questions value of Rishi Sunak's job bonus and meal discount plans
Chancellor Rishi Sunak rejected fears job retention bonus and meal discount are not value for taxpayers.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

'UK faces mobile blackouts if Huawei 5G ban imposed by 2023'
BT and Vodafone warn that users will face days without a mobile signal if a 2023 ban is imposed.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

TV licences: BBC to go ahead with over-75s licence fee changes
More than three million households will be asked to start paying the £157.50 fee from 1 August.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Theresa May: Forced home working could increase domestic abuse
Ex-PM warns against making victims of violence and bullying work remotely after lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic testing for taxi drivers and cleaners in England
A pilot in England will test people without symptoms working in 'high-contact' jobs.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Russia report committee to be set up
Downing Street has been accused of delaying the committee's formation in order to avoid scrutiny.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Taxes will rise to pay for virus, IFS think tank warns
The chancellor's huge economic support schemes will have to be paid for via higher taxes, the IFS says.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Chancellor Rishi Sunak sorry for not being able to protect all jobs
The chancellor warns the UK is facing a "severe recession," with "significant" job losses.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Leicester lockdown: No plans for extra Covid cash, minister says
Local businesses and politicians say they were expecting more financial support from the government.

BBC Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Who will be the Lib Dems' next leader?
Sir Ed Davey and Layla Moran are both vying for the top spot.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: Public spending on crisis soars to £190bn
Costs of protective gear and economic support add to the UK's rising bill for fighting the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Care homes face staffing 'black hole' with new immigration bill
Health and social care leaders warn the prime minister about the impact of the new immigration bill.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Aviation and gyms 'ignored' by government
Firms hit back after more UK economy coronavirus support measures announced.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Comedy clubs get serious with plea for emergency arts funding
Clubs call for government help after a survey suggests they face closure without financial support.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Sir Mark Sedwill: UK's top civil servant to receive £250,000 pay out
Boris Johnson agreed the compensation payment to Sir Mark Sedwill, ahead of his exit in September.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Sir Mark Sedwill: UK's top civil servant to receive £250,000 payout
Boris Johnson agreed the compensation for Sir Mark Sedwill, ahead of his exit in September.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils £30bn plan to save jobs
Chancellor Rishi Sunak cuts VAT on hospitality and offers firms a bonus to keep furloughed staff, in a bid to stop mass unemployment.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Brexit: UK nominates Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization
The pro-Brexit MP was sacked as international trade secretary when Boris Johnson took over as PM.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

VAT cut in restaurants: Chancellor serves meals to customers
Rishi Sunak chats to customers and serves a few meals to highlight his VAT rate cut to help the hospitality trade.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Rishi Sunak: Three takeaways from the chancellor's speech
The BBC's Nick Eardley gives the lowdown on Rishi Sunak's economic plan after the Covid-19 lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Rishi Sunak: Three things to know from chancellor's speech
The BBC's Nick Eardley gives the lowdown on Rishi Sunak's economic plan after the Covid-19 lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on job furlough scheme
The PM rules out extending the furlough scheme beyond October, saying it leaves people in "suspended animation".

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on free parking for NHS staff
Boris Johnson says parking for NHS workers is "free now" after facing questions at PMQs about hospital car parking charges.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Summer Statement: Key points at a glance
Rishi Sunak announced his plans to help the economy recover. Here's what you need to know.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

PMQs: Johnson and Starmer clash over blame for care home virus deaths
Sir Keir Starmer says PM 'rubbed salt in the wounds" of staff by saying some did not follow procedures.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

'Rishi Sunak: Apprentices have been overlooked'
Under-30s have been hardest hit in lockdown, so what did they think of the chancellor's summer update?

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Rishi Sunak's Summer statement: 'We've been overlooked'
Under-30s have been hardest hit in lockdown, so what did they think of the chancellor's summer update?

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak says new economic measures 'vital' for Scotland
The Chancellor says Scotland will now receive £4.6bn in Barnett funding from the UK government.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an "eat out to help out" discount as part of wider measures.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Brexit: UK to nominate Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization
The pro-Brexit MP was sacked as international trade secretary when Boris Johnson took over as PM.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on care home coronavirus claims
The prime minister says he takes "full responsibility" for the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

PMQs: McMorrin and Johnson factory on ‘modem slavery'
Labour's Anna McMorrin presses the PM on claims some workers in clothing factories in the UK are paid just £3.50 an hour.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

What is VAT and how does it work?
Rishi Sunak is cutting VAT on hospitality and tourism, but how does the tax work?

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: What happens when the furlough scheme ends?
Nine million people have accessed the scheme, which now allows furloughed workers to come back part-time.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak cuts VAT in emergency plan to save jobs
The chancellor will also pay firms a bonus to keep furloughed staff in a bid to prevent mass unemployment.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: 'If you stand by your workers, we will stand by you'
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a new policy to reward businesses who bring workers back from furlough.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: How have nurseries coped during lockdown?
Nurseries have not been able to offer as many spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, although fewer children have needed places.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Brexit: UK set to nominate Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization
The pro-Brexit MP was sacked as international trade secretary when Boris Johnson took over as PM.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Russia report: PM urged to set up security committee
The Petitions Committee has written to the prime minister after 100,000 people signed a petition on the issue.

BBC Politics
Jul 08, 2020

'I fell through the gap with the furlough scheme'
Young people share their worries with the BBC of entering the job market after coronavirus.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

New government unit to take over Covid response
There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Scottish finance secretary makes fresh call for new powers
Kate Forbes wants to be allowed to switch capital funding to day-to-day revenue to help deal with the economic impact of coronavirus.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: How are other economies dealing with the downturn?
As the UK chancellor gives his latest update, how are other economies tackling the coronavirus downturn?

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Robust plan for PPE 'must be in place for winter'
There must be no shortages in protective gear if the UK faces a second wave of coronavirus, say MPs.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

The spying game: China's global network
The latest controversy around Huawei has shone a spotlight on the murky world of Chinese espionage.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil 'kickstart jobs scheme' for young people
The £2bn pledge for the young unemployed will be part of the chancellor's proposals outlined on Wednesday.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Bobby Storey funeral: Stormont politicians back apology motion
However, Michelle O'Neill maintains she acted within the coronavirus rules during a two-hour Stormont debate.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Oswald named SNP Westminster deputy leader
The East Renfrewshire MP replaces Kirsty Blackman who stepped down last week.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Half of leisure centres could close, warns trade body
The chief executive of a body representing sports facilities calls for a £800m government bailout.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

'Rishi Sunak: We need help with rent, money and jobs'
Under-30s have been hardest hit by the lockdown, what do they want from the chancellor's summer update?

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: No 10 refuses to apologise for PM's 'crass' care home remark
Downing Street hits back at claims Boris Johnson was trying to shift blame for coronavirus deaths.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Yemen: UK to resume Saudi arms sales after humanitarian review
Campaigners say the move is "morally bankrupt" after ministers find "isolated" humanitarian violations.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Conservative Party conference goes virtual
The annual gathering was due to take place in Birmingham but will now be held online due to the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Ashworth and Hancock on care home apology call
Labour's Jonathan Ashworth calls on Matt Hancock to apologise for the PM's comments about care homes' response to coronavirus.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: What guidance did care homes get from the government?
Boris Johnson says "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures", so what was the coronavirus guidance given to them?

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Eric Joyce: Ex-Labour MP admits child sex offence
The ex-Army officer pleads guilty to making indecent "Category A" images of children.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Former Labour MP Eric Joyce admits child sex offence
Joyce, 59, an ex Army officer, pleads guilty to making indecent "Category A" images of children.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Sunak to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme
The chancellor will announce some households could get grants up to £10,000 for energy-saving projects.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over 'cowardly' care home comments
The PM said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures" during the virus outbreak.

BBC Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation
The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.

BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Rishi Sunak's summer statement: Five things he may do
Here are five things to look out for in the Chancellor's Summer Update on Wednesday.

BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Domestic Abuse Bill: MPs back ban on 'chilling rough sex defence'
The Domestic Abuse Bill now rules out "consent for sexual gratification" as a defence for causing serious harm.

BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over care home comments
The PM said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures" during the virus outbreak.

BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Commons: Doreen Lawrence recalls being stopped by police
The mother of Stephen Lawrence describes when stopped by police while driving home late at night.

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