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Brexit talks: Chance for Wales and UK to ‘reset relationship’

Brexit talks: Chance for Wales and UK to ‘reset relationship’

A meeting to discuss Brexit is a chance to “reset the relationship” with the UK government, the Welsh Government has said. On Monday, Damian Green, the prime minister’s deputy, will meet First Minister Carwyn Jones to discuss issues surrounding leaving the European Union. Mr Jones had accused Westminster of a “power grab” over plans to […]

Hammond’s vow to North ahead of meeting with mayors

Hammond’s vow to North ahead of meeting with mayors

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond will say Brexit makes regional growth more, not less, important Chancellor Philip Hammond has promised to keep backing the Northern Powerhouse ahead of a meeting with three of the region’s leading politicians. He is to meet Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, Liverpool’s Steve Rotheram and Tees Valley mayor Ben […]

Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap public sector pay rise cap’

Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap public sector pay rise cap’

Image copyright Getty Images Nicola Sturgeon will scrap the 1% cap on public sector pay rises when she sets out her legislative plans for the coming year, it is understood. The first minister will announce the measure when she reveals her 2017-18 programme for government on Tuesday. The SNP had committed to lifting the pay […]

PM urges Tories to support Brexit bill

PM urges Tories to support Brexit bill

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has appealed for unity from pro-EU Conservative MPs as the Commons is set to debate the government’s Brexit repeal bill on Thursday. The bill, seen as a key plank of the government’s Brexit policy, transfers EU law into UK legislation Mrs May has said there will be proper scrutiny, but […]

Brexit: PM appeals to backbench Tories over repeal bill

Brexit: PM appeals to backbench Tories over repeal bill

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has appealed for unity from pro-EU Conservative MPs as the Commons is set to debate the government’s Brexit repeal bill on Thursday. The bill, seen as a key plank of the government’s Brexit policy, transfers EU law into UK legislation Mrs May has said there will be proper scrutiny, but […]

MPs declare sports and bookies as most common donors

MPs declare sports and bookies as most common donors

Image copyright PA Image caption MPs have declared about £215,000 worth of gifts, benefits and hospitality Sports and betting companies top the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality. The Ladbrokes Coral group appeared 15 times in the register of members’ interests, more than any other donor. Out of 187 donations from UK […]

Councils to be allowed to charge for road closures

Councils to be allowed to charge for road closures

Councils in England would be allowed to charge utility companies by the hour for roadworks which cause significant disruption, if government proposals are approved. The plan aims to halve the delays motorists endure due to utility works. Roadworks cost the economy £4bn a year due to delayed deliveries and people being unable to get to […]

UK manufacturing growth ‘accelerates’

UK manufacturing growth ‘accelerates’

Image copyright Getty Images Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated last month, according to a closely watched survey, with output, orders and employment all picking up. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for manufacturing rose to 56.9 in August from 55.3 in July. A figure above 50 indicates expansion. The PMI reading was the […]

Sir Philip Green sends legal warning to MP Frank Field over BHS pension deal

Sir Philip Green sends legal warning to MP Frank Field over BHS pension deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sir Philip Green reached an agreement with the Pensions Regulator in February Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has deepened his long-running feud with Frank Field, threatening the MP with legal action. In a letter, Sir Philip told Mr Field he should read a missive from Sir Philip’s lawyers “very very […]

DUP wants an immediate return to Stormont

DUP wants an immediate return to Stormont

Image copyright Pacemaker The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, proposed an immediate restoration of the assembly in Northern Ireland along with a parallel, time-limited process to deal with culture and language. Mrs Foster described it as a “common-sense solution” to the ongoing political deadlock. Sinn Féin rejected the plan and said the DUP have not addressed […]