Unite backs Corbyn for Labour leader

Britain's biggest trade union Unite is backing veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 8:15 am

Budget to cut 'housing subsidies'

Chancellor George Osborne will use Wednesday's Budget to announce a clampdown on "taxpayer-funded subsidies" for higher earners living in social housing.

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 8:07 am

Labour candidates seek Welsh support

The four Labour leadership contenders put their cases to party members at a hustings in Cardiff.

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 8:07 am

Ban on MLA office emblems proposed

The panel that sets the Northern Ireland Assembly's pay and allowances proposes a ban on flags, party emblems and memorials at MLAs' offices.

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 7:35 am

VIDEO: Osborne's warning on BBC website

Chancellor George Osborne warns that the BBC website could crowd out national newspapers, if many head to online-only editions as he predicts.

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 6:06 am

SNP urges rethink on English 'veto'

SNP MP Pete Wishart criticises proposals to give English MPs a veto on English-only laws in a letter to David Cameron.

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 5:30 am

VIDEO: 'We will cut the benefit cap'

George Osborne says that the benefit cap will be cut to £23,000 in London but it will be "lower than that in the rest of the country".

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 4:40 am

PM plans to boost home ownership

Prime Minister David Cameron says the Budget will include a package of measures to help people buy their own home and boost house building.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 9:04 am

Tories to change inheritance tax rule

Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 8:40 am

VIDEO: Changes in inheritance tax threshold

Brandon Lewis MP, housing and planning minister spoke to BBC Breakfast about inheritance tax.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 3:56 am

Councils want new litter fine powers

Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 11:54 pm

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 7:51 pm

Kendall: Rivals 'continuity Miliband'

Liz Kendall says her Labour rivals won't take the party in a different direction while Yvette Cooper urges the party to champion science and high-tech jobs.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 10:32 am

Charity boss quits amid funding row

The chief executive of charity Kids Company, whose funding has been withheld over concerns about its ability to manage itself, is to step down.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 8:55 am

NHS to reveal missed appointment cost

Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 4:03 am

Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:56 pm

VIDEO: Fox-hunting: Portillo vs. Brian May

On This Week with Andrew Neil, musician Brian May and Michael Portillo clash over the fox-hunting ban.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:27 pm

VIDEO: MPs urged to consider Syria strikes

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has called on MPs to consider a fresh case for the RAF to attack the group known as Islamic State in Syria, as well as Iraq.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 4:31 pm

English votes: What's going on?

A plan to make or break the UK?

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 11:09 am

New 'veto' announced for English MPs

The government unveils plans to give MPs from English constituencies a new "veto" over laws affecting England only - but Labour calls it "cynical" and an "outrage".

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 8:03 am

VIDEO: May in France for Calais strike talks

Home Secretary Theresa May has been meeting her French counterpart in Paris to discuss the strikes by ferry workers at Calais.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:41 am

What difference could Syria IS strikes make?

What would be impact of military action?

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:14 am

Cameron is not asking the big question on IS

Cameron is not asking the big question on IS

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 7:07 pm

Why are we having another Budget?

What might lie ahead in next week's budget?

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 6:01 pm

Heathrow backed - now it's up to the politicians

Now it's up to the politicians

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 2:02 am