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Parliament watchdog drops probe into Chris Pincher groping claims – reports

He resigned as deputy chief whip after allegedly assaulting two people at a private members’ club in June.
Sep 25, 2022
Politics

No 10 defends top Truss aide who is paid through his lobbying firm

The Prime Minister’s chief of staff Mark Fullbrook has joined Government ‘on secondment’ and gets his salary through a private company.
Sep 25, 2022
Politics

UK-US relationship still ‘special,’ says Liz Truss

The Prime Minister said she is determined to foster even closer transatlantic ties.
Sep 25, 2022
Politics

Chancellor hints more tax cuts are on the way

Kwasi Kwarteng rejected analysis that his controversial raft of tax cuts overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy.
Sep 25, 2022
UK

Liz Truss plans to loosen immigration rules in bid for growth

The Prime Minister is expected to review the shortage occupation list, designed to help migrants get work visas to fill vacancies in the UK

Sep 25, 2022
Politics

Truss vows to usher in a ‘decade of dynamism’ in hint at more tax cuts

The Prime Minister and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng defended their controversial raft of tax cuts amid accusations they mainly benefit the rich.
Sep 25, 2022
Politics

Truss defends tax cuts in pursuit of ‘decade of dynamism’

The Prime Minister is ‘unapologetic’ in focusing ‘relentlessly’ on growth amid criticism her tax-slashing package mainly benefits the wealthy.
Sep 24, 2022
Business News

Government dismisses criticism of tax cuts as ‘politics of envy’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax-slashing programme has come under fire for mainly benefiting the rich.
Sep 24, 2022
Politics

Starmer: Let’s set out alternative to Tories’ casino economics at conference

The Labour leader arrived in Liverpool on Saturday ahead of his party’s annual gathering.
Sep 24, 2022
Politics

Labour conference gives Starmer chance to stress dividing lines with Tories

Supporters of the Labour leader hope he will make the most of his ideological advantage over the Government.
Sep 24, 2022
Politics

Labour promises specialist rape courts to fast-track cases and support victims

Only 1 in 100 suspected rapists are currently being prosecuted, despite record-high numbers of complaints.
Sep 24, 2022
Business News

Kwasi Kwarteng insists vast tax cuts ‘not a gamble’ amid hostile reception

The Chancellor said the measures are ‘absolutely fair’ despite accusations they will deepen inequality.
Sep 24, 2022
UK

Briton freed from captivity says Abramovich welcomed them onto plane

John Harding said Mr Abramovich identified himself to Shaun Pinner

Sep 23, 2022
Business News

Chancellor to set out plans for ‘new era focused on growth’ in mini-budget

Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to put into practice many of Liz Truss’s tax-cutting promises and detail how the energy package will be funded.
Sep 22, 2022
Politics

Labour constitutional review suggests abolishing House of Lords

Draft proposals by a commission led by Gordon Brown include replacing the upper chamber with an assembly of regions and nations.
Sep 22, 2022
Politics

Lib Dems demand scrapping of MPs’ recess to allow scrutiny of mini-budget

The Commons is due to break for the conference season after the Chancellor’s fiscal statement on Friday.
Sep 22, 2022
Business News

Kwarteng to announce plans for low-tax investment zones

The Government is in talks with 38 local and mayoral combined authority areas in England to set up new investment zones.
Sep 22, 2022
Politics

It has been harrowing time, says family of Briton freed by Russian-backed forces

Shaun Pinner’s family hailed the ‘happy resolution’ after he was released from captivity alongside four other Britons.
Sep 22, 2022
Politics

Foreign Secretary urges countries to reject Putin’s ‘sham referenda’ in Ukraine

James Cleverly said the ‘devastating consequences’ of Russia’s invasion become clearer each day.
Sep 22, 2022
Politics

Foreign Secretary to condemn Russian atrocities in Ukraine at UN meeting

James Cleverly will address Russia’s Sergei Lavrov and other counterparts at a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday.
Sep 21, 2022
Politics

MPs demand economic forecast alongside Kwarteng’s mini-budget

The Tory chairman of the Treasury Committee said such data is needed to ‘provide reassurance and confidence to international markets and investors’.
Sep 20, 2022