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Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth gloom

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:09:37 GMT

Economic forecasts put the chancellor under pressure but Tory MPs back him on stamp duty and Brexit.

Grangela: Labour's Angela Rayner is grandmother at 37

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:44:35 GMT

Labour's Angela Rayner becomes the youngest grandmother in the House of Commons.

Summary of Budget 2017: Key points at-a-glance

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:13:38 GMT

An at-a-glance summary of the key points of Philip Hammond's Autumn 2017 Budget.

Budget 2017: Corbyn says government not fit for office

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:05:14 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn predicts the Budget will "unravel", continuing the "misery" for people across the UK.

What do Universal Credit reforms mean?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:39:54 GMT

The chancellor has used his second Budget to reduce the waiting time for the benefit from six to five weeks.

Animal welfare: Theresa May promises to improve standards

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:35:10 GMT

The PM responds to criticism for "animal sentience" not being recognised in the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Budget 2017: What does the diesel change mean?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:31:58 GMT

New diesel cars face a tax rise, but "white van man" will not be affected, chancellor says

Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut sharply

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:51 GMT

Forecasts are slashed as the Office for Budget Responsibility downgrades its productivity outlook.

Budget 2017: What does the stamp duty change mean?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:05:14 GMT

People buying a first home worth up to £300,000 will pay no stamp duty, the Chancellor announces.

Budget: Heads say extra maths cash is 'drop in ocean'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:33 GMT

School leaders are "extremely disappointed" by the Budget, despite boost for maths A-level.

Research money central to Budget

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:06:14 GMT

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.

NHS Budget plan not enough, say bosses

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:51:41 GMT

Health leaders warn tough choices will have to be made despite the chancellor's promise of extra money.

Hinkley Point will 'hit the poorest hardest', say MPs

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:46 GMT

A report claims that the cost of the nuclear power station will weigh on poorer households.

'I would have died without Help to Rent'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:02:17 GMT

After becoming homeless, Steve says he would probably have died on the streets if he hadn't received support to rent a home.

Discount railcard extended for people aged up to 30

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:37:35 GMT

The young persons' railcard is being extended to those aged up to 30 after a successful trial.

Irish PM should know better over Brexit, says Arlene Foster

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:20:32 GMT

Arlene Foster warns Leo Varadkar not to "play around" with Northern Ireland over Brexit.

May welcomes Zimbabwe's 'brighter future' after Mugabe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:12:14 GMT

UK politicians react to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after his 37-year rule.

Budget 2017: Everything you need to know

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:26:54 GMT

When is the Budget, what is it, and why does it matter? Your guide to the chancellor's big day.

What Budget means for you

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:03 GMT

The Budget speech has been delivered and the numbers are being analysed, so what does it mean for you?

Budget quiz

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:13:58 GMT

The BBC's Budget quiz: See how much you know about the UK Budget's long and colourful history.

Housing.... and?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:11:01 GMT

Chancellor Philip Hammond makes housing a priority in his Budget speech.

Budget question

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:27:15 GMT

Why the indicator is so important in Philip Hammond's calculations.

Reality Check

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:59:11 GMT

The government consults on a universal credit threshold for free school meals eligibility.

'It'll cost a lot'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:43:54 GMT

With talks showing little sign of progress, the port of Rotterdam is already making adjustments for a "no deal", as the BBC's Paul Moss reports.

Reality Check

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:13 GMT

Why are disagreements over the Brexit settlement holding up negotiations?

London and Harare

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:04:10 GMT

The relationship between a former imperial power and its ex-colony is a complex one, says our diplomatic correspondent.

Guide: EU bill's progress

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:47:39 GMT

MPs get down to the nitty-gritty of Brexit as the committee stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill starts in the Commons.

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

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:06:36 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:06:48 GMT

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet after the departures of Priti Patel and Sir Michael Fallon.

Party conferences 2017

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:16:23 GMT

The latest on the major political parties in the autumn conference season.

Budget 2017: Reaction from Jack, Kuenssberg and Ahmed

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:02:55 GMT

The BBC's business, political and economics editors on the announcements in Philip Hammond's Budget speech.

Jeremy Corbyn criticises Hammond's Budget

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:03:41 GMT

The Labour leader said the Budget announcement didn't do enough to help people out of debt.

Budget 2017: Hammond end stamp duty for first-time buyers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:02:04 GMT

The chancellor abolishes stamp duty on homes under £300,000 to help first-time buyers.

PMQs: Bruce asks May about looking after animal welfare

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:35:36 GMT

A Conservative MP asks the PM to confirm support for the "highest standards of animal welfare" before and after Brexit.

Budget 2017: Key announcements in Philip Hammond speech

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:36:40 GMT

A review of the announcements in Philip Hammond's 2017 Budget by BBC presenter Andrew Neil.

Budget 2017: Brexit gets cash injection

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:37:51 GMT

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the money will be set aside for preparations over the next two years.