Brexit Watch

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.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 11:21 am

Theresa May: Brexit must meet migration concerns

UK PM Theresa May has said exit talks from the EU must address UK voters' concerns about migration, while getting "the best possible" trade deal.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:28 am

Theresa May on Slovakian workers' rights in UK

Theresa May says she wants to protect the rights of EU workers living in the UK - provided there is a reciprocal deal for Britons living in European countries.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:17 am

Labour leadership: Corbyn ballot challenge rejected

A judge rejects a court challenge to Labour's decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 9:40 am

Hinkley Point set to get final investment approval from France's EDF

Investment in the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades is set to get final approval later on Thursday from the company financing most of the project.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 9:39 am

Boris Johnson hails 'friends and allies' French following talks

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault for talks - as PM Theresa May heads to Slovakia and Poland.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 9:09 am

Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

Supreme Court judges rule the Scottish government's Named Person scheme, which aims to safeguard children, breaches rights to privacy and a family life.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 8:52 am

Boris Johnson: UK wants to stay as close as possible to France

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK wanted to remain "as close as possible to our allies, most particularly France" in a joint press conference in Paris with his counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 8:14 am

Reality Check

Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 8:10 am

Councils must resume house building role, says LGA

Councils should be given the chance to resume their "historic role" as house builders to ease an affordable housing crisis, their lobby group says.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 5:27 am

Saving Labour

Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 9:01 pm

'Hidden payments' to Northampton South MP's fund probed by police

Hidden payments of £30,000 to a Tory MP's 2015 general election campaign are being investigated by the police.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 7:33 pm

Nuclear future

Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 6:19 pm

Owen Smith proposes wealth tax to boost NHS spending

Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets out a series of policies to tackle inequality but issues an apology after saying Labour should be "smashing" Theresa May.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 1:08 pm

Left-wing appeal?

The Labour leadership hopeful unveiled a suite of left wing policies aimed directly at those wooed by Jeremy Corbyn a year ago, but who Owen Smith now hopes to convert to his cause.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:33 am

David Mackintosh MP accuses council of Sixfields 'cover up'

An MP accuses his former council colleagues of a cover up in a row over a missing £10.25m loan.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:13 am

Samia Shahid death: Pakistan police probe 'honour killing'

Police in Pakistan launch a murder investigation into the death of a woman whose husband says she was the victim of a so-called honour killing.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:06 am

Policy pledges

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have both set out their stalls to become the next Labour leader - here's where they stand on the key issues.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:01 am

Reality Check

Labour's Owen Smith says the UK is "rapidly becoming the sick man of Europe when it comes to workers' rights". Is he right?

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 10:55 am

Brexit: France's Michel Barnier made European negotiator with UK

Former French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is appointed by the European Commission to negotiate over Brexit.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 10:53 am

Theresa May: UK should be flexible over Brexit trade options

Theresa May suggests the UK should build its own trade links with the EU after leaving rather than replicating others as she holds talks with her Italian counterpart.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 9:33 am

UK economic growth sped up ahead of Brexit vote

The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to the end of June, as economic growth accelerated in the run-up to the vote to leave the EU.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 9:00 am

Brexit migrant 'spike' warning from MPs

There could be a spike in UK migration ahead of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and the possible end to free movement rights, MPs warn.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 1:27 am

Councils demand reassurance on universal broadband pledge

Councils urge the government to "reaffirm its commitment" to a minimum broadband speed to stop thousands falling into a "digital twilight zone".

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 8:39 pm

Blame it on the Brexit: But is it just an excuse?

There is no shortage of companies blaming Brexit for their bad news these days - from job losses to price rises - but is this just a handy excuse?

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 6:05 pm