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Employment Support Allowance: Benefits re-test for chronically ill to be axed

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:53:03 GMT

Sickness benefits claimants will no longer have to go through reassessments to keep their payments if they suffer from chronic illnesses, Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green is to announce.

Momentum vice-chair 'suspended by Labour' amid anti-Semitism row

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:01:47 GMT

The vice-chairwoman of pro-Corbyn group Momentum has been suspended by the Labour Party over controversial comments she made at a party training event, it is reported.

Blair's ex-advisor to lead employment practices review

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:34:55 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May asks Tony Blair's former policy chief to review employment practices, including job security, pay and workers' rights.

Tory ex-ministers push for speedy Brexit

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:00:45 GMT

Britain could quit the EU well within the two-year time limit laid down by Article 50 , Conservative former ministers tell Theresa May - but the PM urges patience for "the right deal".

Abuse victims 'saddened' as Ben Emmerson QC quits inquiry

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:39:47 GMT

Victims say they are "saddened" by the resignation of Ben Emmerson QC, the most senior lawyer on the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.

UK spending grew strongly post-Brexit vote, ONS data shows

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:02:27 GMT

The UK services sector grew much more strongly than expected in the wake of June's vote to leave the European Union, latest figures show.

James Purnell becomes BBC radio chief

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:34 GMT

James Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy, has been promoted to a new role giving him authority over the corporation's radio output.

May denies U-turn on post-Brexit border controls

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:02:00 GMT

Theresa May appears to row back on comments during the EU referendum campaign that a Brexit vote could lead to Irish border controls.

McDonnell 'not expected to kneel' at Privy Council ceremony

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:22:57 GMT

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to join the Privy Council but is not expected to kneel before the Queen, his spokesman says.

Nissan boss warns on UK investment

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:09:05 GMT

The boss of Nissan warns that Brexit uncertainty and possible tariffs could damage investment in the UK's biggest car factory.

John Lewis boss chosen as Conservative mayor candidate

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:41:18 GMT

John Lewis boss Andy Street, who calls himself a "proud Brummie", is chosen as the Conservative candidate to run for West Midlands mayor.

At-a-glance: Guide to Conservative 2016 conference agenda

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:58:35 GMT

An at-a-glance guide to the agenda for the Conservative Party's 2016 autumn conference in Birmingham.

Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:17:39 GMT

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says he wants the UK's trade with the European Union to be "at least as free" after Brexit.

Commissioner: UK 'must avoid data protection Brexit'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:02:59 GMT

The UK's new information commissioner calls for the country to adopt forthcoming EU data protection laws, despite its plan to leave the EU.

Protect dolphins, UK government urged

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:04:48 GMT

Campaigners are demanding better safeguards for the UK's marine mammals after the EU said it would take Britain to court over harbour porpoises.

Hinkley Point contract is signed

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:15:36 GMT

The UK Government and French energy giant EDF sign the key contract for the new £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:58 GMT

Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.

Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson QC suspended

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:43:04 GMT

The most senior lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is suspended over concerns about "aspects" of his team leadership.

Brexit: Italian PM Matteo Renzi warns UK over EU rights

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:18:54 GMT

It will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to result in a deal that gives Britons more rights than others outside the EU, Italian PM Matteo Renzi says.

Dodging the debate

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:39:03 GMT

David Cameron was reportedly "slightly freaked" at the prospect of televised debates with other party leaders in 2015 - will the format survive at the next election?

Lefty language

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:35:50 GMT

Do you know your Trotskyists from your anarcho-syndicalists?

The Brexit options

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:31:45 GMT

A look at the different options for the UK's relationship with the European Union after Brexit.

Still a stronghold?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:31:30 GMT

Oldham has traditionally been an electoral stronghold for Labour, but the party is facing a mounting challenge from UKIP.

Talking numbers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:20:11 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says he is happy with current levels of net migration and overall numbers are not a problem. Do Labour activists agree with him?

Rob Cameron

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:40:47 GMT

The idea of beefing up a EU military prompts a warning from the UK's defence secretary but reassurance from Germany and Nato.

Delegates' views

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:18:10 GMT

What good, if any, will come out of Brexit for Labour? Gavin Stamp gathered views at the party's conference.

Yacht or not?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:01:21 GMT

Conservative MP Jake Berry has called for the Royal Yacht Britannia to be brought back into service to help the UK strike trade deals.

Reaching out

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:53 GMT

How does Labour stop the seepage of votes to UKIP in working-class areas of the country?

Corbyn for 2020

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:12:28 GMT

Activists express their happiness that Labour's leadership squabbles have, for the time being, come to an end, but also their nervousness about the future.

Name that leader

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:39 GMT

As Labour prepares to name either Jeremy Corbyn or Owen Smith as its new leader, here's a guide to the other people who have led the party over 110 years.

Labour delegates: Jeremy Corbyn and 2020 election result

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:23:16 GMT

The Daily Politics mood box hears the views of Labour delegates on the general election.

Reporter Donal McIntyre tricks of undercover reporting

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:41:31 GMT

Reporter Donal McIntyre on the tricks of undercover reporting.

Political review: Kevin Maguire on Labour Party conference

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:40:00 GMT

Reviewing the political week with Kevin Maguire looking at the Labour Party conference.

Rosetta: British scientists and role of UK Space Agency

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:14:15 GMT

Where now for British scientists and plans to explore the galaxy?

Momentum's Barbara Ntumy on Jackie Walker anti-Semitism claims

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:13:09 GMT

Barbara Ntumy says the comments of Momentum vice-chair are "completely inappropriate".

Alvin Hall: US elections and the rise of Donald Trump

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:39:42 GMT

Alvin Hall looks at what Donald Trump's challenge has revealed about America.

'British people made bad decision on EU'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:41:54 GMT

Italy's PM says it will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to provide a deal that gives British people more rights than those outside the EU.

Honda boss : We want a fast decision on Brexit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:10:16 GMT

Following the UK's vote for Brexit, Japanese car manufacturer Honda reaffirms its commitment to the UK as a major manufacturing base., but says it wants a "fast decision" on Brexit.

Political party conferences 2016: At-a-glance guide

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:09:04 GMT

The best bits so far from the 2016 party conference season, including the leaders' speeches in full.

At-a-glance: Guide to Labour 2016 conference agenda

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:56:32 GMT

An at-a-glance guide to Labour's 2016 party conference agenda.

The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:44 GMT

A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left wing MP who has now seen off a challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party.

Theresa May's cabinet: Who's in and who's out?

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:52:54 GMT

Theresa May is forming her government after becoming prime minister. Who is in - and out - of her first cabinet?

Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:43:15 GMT

A string of members of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet have quit and Hilary Benn has been sacked. Who has gone and who remains? Here's a quick guide.

Summer Brexit Watch: Day-by-day

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:13:14 GMT

The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June. Here's your daily summer briefing of all the latest Brexit-related news.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:24:04 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

The result in maps and charts

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:41:22 GMT

How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?

'Indyref 2' being pushed online

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:43:26 GMT

As the EU referendum count turned decisively towards Leave, the online conversation in Scotland immediately turned to the possibility of another vote on independence.

Five models for post-Brexit UK trade

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?

England's most pro and anti-EU boroughs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:53:43 GMT

The vote in England exposes huge differences between the levels of support for the Remain and Leave campaigns in London and the rest of the country.

In pictures

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:15:44 GMT

Images of the historic day when millions of people across the UK voted in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU.

Who's who: Cabinet

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:56:04 GMT

What we know about the make-up of David Cameron's new cabinet