Battle of Orgreave inquiry ruled out

Battle of Orgreave inquiry ruled out

Image copyright PA Image caption Thousands of miners and around 6,000 police officers clashed at the Orgreave coking site near Rotherham in June 1984 There will be no inquiry into the notorious events at the so-called “Battle of Orgreave”, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. Thousands of miners and police clashed at the Yorkshire coking […]

Mark Carney to leave Bank of England in June 2019

Mark Carney to leave Bank of England in June 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pressure was mounting on the governor to make a decision Bank of England governor Mark Carney says he will step down in June 2019. It means he will serve one year more than the five he had committed to, but will still be two short of the usual eight […]

Greg Clark stands by refusal to publish Nissan letter

Greg Clark stands by refusal to publish Nissan letter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nissan’s Sunderland plant opened in 1986 The business secretary says he will not publish his letter to Nissan because it contains sensitive commercial details. Greg Clark told MPs companies had to be confident their plans would not be shared with their competitors. Nissan has said two new car ranges […]

UKIP’s Raheem Kassam pulls out of leadership race

UKIP’s Raheem Kassam pulls out of leadership race

UK Independence Party leadership candidate Raheem Kassam has pulled out of the race just three days after the official launch of his campaign. The former aide to leader Nigel Farage said he was not “satisfied about the integrity of the process”. He added: “It is a decision I have not taken lightly, but following meetings […]

NHS funds need urgent boost, say MPs

NHS funds need urgent boost, say MPs

Image copyright Science Photo Library A group of MPs says the government is wrong to keep claiming it will have allocated an extra £10bn to the NHS in England by the end of the decade. The Health Committee has written to the chancellor to say using the figure gives the “false impression that the NHS […]

UK told Nissan it wants tariff-free trading for motor industry, Clark says

UK told Nissan it wants tariff-free trading for motor industry, Clark says

The UK told Nissan it would seek tariff-free access to EU markets for the motor industry as part of Brexit talks, the business secretary has said. Greg Clark said this statement of the government’s objectives had helped persuade Nissan to boost its investment in the UK, securing thousands of jobs. Ministers have been under pressure […]

Work capability assessment overhaul for disabled

Work capability assessment overhaul for disabled

Image copyright Thinkstock The scheme that assesses claimants of disability benefits faces a major overhaul, following claims by a charity that it is “fundamentally flawed”. A consultation on reforming the Work Capability Assessment will be announced on Monday. Ministers want claimants to be assessed in a more “targeted and personalised” way to help more people […]

DUP’s Foster sees Brexit ‘opportunities’

DUP’s Foster sees Brexit ‘opportunities’

Image caption Arlene Foster was speaking at her first DUP conference as party leader Brexit presents the biggest economic opportunity for the UK in decades, First Minster Arlene Foster has told the DUP conference. Mrs Foster also criticised the Irish government for allowing “political instability in Dublin” to drive its decision making “as much as […]

Theresa May said in 2007 MPs should have veto on EU negotiations

Theresa May said in 2007 MPs should have veto on EU negotiations

Image copyright EPA Image caption Theresa May wrote in 2007 that it should be “impossible to override” Parliament The prime minister has been criticised after it emerged that she previously called for MPs to have the right to veto the UK’s negotiations with the EU. In 2007 Theresa May said ministers should gain Parliamentary approval […]

Carney ‘tremendous’ as BoE chief, says business secretary

Carney ‘tremendous’ as BoE chief, says business secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Business Secretary Greg Clark said Mark Carney has done a “tremendous job” as governor of the Bank of England, following a report that Mr Carney might choose to step down in 2018. Mr Carney took over as Governor in June 2013 for an eight year term, but with an option to […]