Home » Archives by category » FINANCE (Page 273)

Corbyn promises free primary school meals for all

Corbyn promises free primary school meals for all

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn is calling for school meals to be funded by VAT on private school fees Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to extend free school meals to all primary school pupils in England. Mr Corbyn is proposing to cover the cost by introducing VAT on private school fees. […]

Ken Livingstone: Jeremy Corbyn announces new investigation

Ken Livingstone: Jeremy Corbyn announces new investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone faces a new investigation into his comments about Hitler, Jeremy Corbyn says. The Labour leader said that since being suspended on Tuesday night, Mr Livingstone had “continued to make offensive remarks which could open him to further disciplinary action”. These will now be considered by the party’s […]

Labour’s deputy leader ‘ashamed’ Livingstone still in party

Labour’s deputy leader ‘ashamed’ Livingstone still in party

Image copyright PA Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson says he finds it “incomprehensible” that Ken Livingstone was not expelled from the party over comments about Hitler. He said the ex-London mayor’s behaviour “discredits the party I love”. Mr Livingstone was suspended by Labour for two years on Tuesday for comments he made about Adolf Hitler […]

MEPs agree Brexit negotiation plan

MEPs agree Brexit negotiation plan

Image caption Jean-Claude Juncker addressed MEPs flanked by Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier The European Parliament has backed a motion setting out its position for the Brexit negotiations by 516 to 133. Although MEPs will not participate directly in the exit talks they will have to vote in favour of the final deal for it to […]

Record UK car registrations in March

Record UK car registrations in March

Image copyright PA March was the best month to date for UK car registrations, according to the car industry trade body. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 562,337 new cars were registered in March, up 8.4% on the same month last year. Those figures were boosted by a change in the number […]

David Miliband ‘grieves for state of Labour Party’

David Miliband ‘grieves for state of Labour Party’

Media captionDavid Miliband says he “grieves” for the state of the Labour Party Former Labour leadership contender David Miliband says he “grieves” for the state of his party, which the public perceives is “going backwards”. He refused to say if Jeremy Corbyn should resign or who could replace him, but said he was encouraged “there […]

Brexit: Theresa May suggests free movement extension

Brexit: Theresa May suggests free movement extension

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The PM says businesses and governments will need a “period of time” to adjust to new rules. Free movement of people from the EU to the UK could be extended after Brexit, Theresa May has suggested. The prime minister said there would be an “implementation” phase once an exit […]

Labour ruling ‘fails Jewish community’, says Chief Rabbi

Labour ruling ‘fails Jewish community’, says Chief Rabbi

Image copyright PA Image caption Ephraim Mirvis said the Labour Party had “failed all those who believe in zero tolerance of anti-Semitism”. The Chief Rabbi has accused Labour of “failing the Jewish community” by not expelling Ken Livingstone. The former London mayor was suspended from the party for two years on Tuesday for comments he […]

Brexit: Officials urged to be more ‘savvy’ when hiring consultants

Brexit: Officials urged to be more ‘savvy’ when hiring consultants

Taxpayers could face being “ripped off” by private consultants hired to help with Brexit talks, the chairwoman of a spending watchdog has warned. The government is short of expert staff to negotiate Britain’s exit from the EU – and is already seeking help from the private sector. But Public Accounts Committee chairman Meg Hillier says […]

PM hints at help for diesel car owners over ‘toxin tax’

PM hints at help for diesel car owners over ‘toxin tax’

Image copyright Reuters Diesel car owners could get some help from the government if cities adopt new charges to tackle pollution, Theresa May has suggested. An ultra low emission zone will come into force in London in April 2019, with a £24 a day fee for some drivers. A so-called “toxin tax” of up to […]