Government to sell more Lloyds shares

More shares in Lloyds Banking Group are to be sold by the government, in a move which could raise up to £3bn.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 1:08 pm

Talks 'need dose of realism' - UUP

Ulster Unionist Danny Kennedy has said unless there a "dose of realism" inter-party talks "are going nowhere".

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 12:36 pm

Straw 'never complicit' in torture

Jack Straw says he is happy to appear before an inquiry looking at the treatment of detainees by UK intelligence agencies.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 12:04 pm

Police forces to get 5% funding cut

Police forces in England and Wales will have their central government funding cut by almost 5% in the next financial year, the Home Office says.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 11:56 am

Air traffic boss 'not proud' of chaos

The boss of National Air Traffic Services says he is not "complacent" over the chaos which hit 10,000 passengers on Friday.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 11:07 am

Historical abuse inquiry announced

The Scottish government announces a statutory public inquiry into the historical abuse of children in care.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 10:25 am

Osborne sets 18 March Budget date

Chancellor George Osborne is to deliver his last Budget of the Parliament on 18 March 2015, weeks before the election.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 10:15 am

Parties' EU election spend revealed

UKIP spent almost as much as the Conservatives at this year's European elections - while the Lib Dems outspent Labour, Electoral Commission figures show.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Royal Assent for Wales tax powers

A bill that hands tax-raising powers to the Welsh government has received Royal Assent and become law.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 9:41 am

Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 8:22 am

VIDEO: Fewer or more nurses in NHS today?

The prime minister rejects the claim from a Labour MP of 2,500 fewer nurses in the NHS today than in 2010.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 8:11 am

VIDEO: Robinson and MPs review PMQs

The final PMQs of 2014 is reviewed by Nick Robinson, Andrew Neil, Tory Greg Clark and Labour's Chuka Umunna.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 8:11 am

UK sees pick-up in wage growth

Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 7:59 am

VIDEO: Cameron: Miliband is 'waste of space'

David Cameron claims he is getting into the Christmas spirit, waving a leaked internal Labour document on immigration

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 7:23 am

Cameron and Miliband clash over cuts

Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade blows over the economy in the last Prime Minister's Questions of 2014.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 7:20 am

VIDEO: Clarke teases Labour about economics

Former Tory chancellor Ken Clarke teases Labour about sticking to his previous spending plans.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 6:58 am

VIDEO: Greens: 12 seats we are focusing on

The Green Party is focusing on 12 seats at the 2015 general election, says the party's leader in England and Wales.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 6:32 am

MPs: Abandon Commons clerk process

MPs say the process to select a new Clerk of the House of Commons, overseen by Speaker John Bercow, should be terminated.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 5:45 am

VIDEO: MPs 'not equipped to deal with tech'

MPs are not equipped to deal with technology and too reliant on the web firms they scrutinise, says Wendy Hall.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 5:33 am

VIDEO: Bin offenders 'should be flogged'

People who leave their wheelie bins in the middle of the road "should be flogged", quips Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 3:05 am

Senior Tory wants EU migrants cap

Former shadow home secretary David Davis claims EU migration is challenging Britain's reputation as a tolerant nation.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 1:52 am

'Gang murder law' review call by MPs

A law which allows several people to be prosecuted for murder even though they may have played different roles needs to be reviewed urgently, MPs say.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 8:10 pm

Ministers criticised over train deals

A committee of MPs criticises the government after saying taxpayers have been left "bearing all the risk" from purchases of new trains worth £10.5bn.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 6:42 pm

VIDEO: Sydney style attack 'could happen in UK'

David Cameron has told the Liaison Committee that a Sydney style attack could happen at any moment in Britain.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 3:22 pm

VIDEO: Liaison Committee

MPs hear evidence from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 12:21 pm