‘Poorly targeted Universal Credit uplift needs replacing’ – CPS

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling for the £20 Universal Credit uplift to be replaced. The CPS wants to replace the uplift through a coronavirus hardship payment that would be phased out...

BASC highlights firearms concerns to Economy Minister 

BASC has highlighted concerns about the negative impact of Brexit on firearms dealers to Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Economy, Diane Dodds MLA. Prior to Brexit, a dealer in NI and the dealer in GB...

Can you name every Liberal Democrat MP?

In past parliaments, naming every single Lib Dem MP would have been a tall order. You’d have far too many names to be expected to remember in two and a half minutes. It’s a...

Week in Review: After Biden’s inauguration, the world feels a little lighter

It was a simple phrase, but it spoke to something important. “In another January on New Year’s Day in 1863,” Joe Biden said in his inauguration speech, “Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. When...

Govt urged to act over TV chefs’ sugar spree – Rantzen

As part of Sugar Awareness Week, Dame Esther Rantzen has called on the government to control the amount of sugar on TV. Dame Esther suggests that Ofcom should require cookery programmes include the calorie...

Climate policy: ‘We need to make sure we’re completely on track’

  $bp("Brid_11313812", {"id":"24436","width":"16","height":"9","video":"706166"}); The UK will hold the 26th UN Conference on climate change in Glasgow at the end of 2021. Climate change becomes more and more pressing each year, with ecological disasters and extreme...

Rees-Mogg ‘Grateful to the woke brigade’

  $bp("Brid_11244980", {"id":"24436","width":"16","height":"9","video":"706110"}); Statues and monuments of controversial figures in British history are a politically charged topic at present. Last summer saw figures like Edward Colston torn down by protestors because of historical links with...

Government is asked for timely relief on corporation tax because of COVID-19

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is calling for timely relief for losses suffered by companies in the COVID pandemic period similar to that used in the past to keep more businesses afloat in...

Daily update – 20th January

Politics Live 9:00am – An interesting couple of news lines from Sir Patrick Vallance during his Q & A with Sky News this morning. Sir Patrick Vallance says Britain should have locked down earlier and harder....

How many special advisors do government ministers have?

Special advisors work behind the scenes in different government departments. Whether helping the education secretary with exam plans or holding conferences in the rose garden, they’re part and parcel of being in government. But how many...