'Deep concern' over Cleverly comments as Braverman's ideas on net migration linger within cabinet

If the Conservatives thought the autumn statement would bring the party a much needed boost - announcing cuts to national insurance and business taxes…

Energy minister says hydrogen will 'not play a major role' in heating homes in the UK

The government has given one of its strongest indications yet that it is going cold on hydrogen for home heating.

Boris Johnson piles pressure on Rishi Sunak over migration figures - as he claims Dublin 'engulfed by…

Boris Johnson has heaped further pressure on Rishi Sunak over the UK's "all-time high" net migration figures, as he suggested "demographic change"…

Alex Salmond launches legal action against Scottish government

Nicola Sturgeon is among senior figures accused of "misfeasance" in former first minister Alex Salmond's fresh legal action against the Scottish government.

Rishi Sunak's position on smoking ban 'unchanged' as New Zealand scraps policy

Rishi Sunak said he plans to continue with his smoking ban after New Zealand reversed its own flagship policy.

What are the rules on unparliamentary language - and which MPs have broken them? 

Home Secretary James Cleverly been accused of calling the town of Stockton-on-Tees a "s**thole" in the Commons.

Nigel Farage may make political comeback, Reform UK leader suggests

Reform UK leader Richard Tice has refused to rule out Nigel Farage becoming the next leader of his party.

Government struggled to control talk of COVID 'conspiracies' during pandemic, Kemi Badenoch tells inquiry

The government has yet to deal with misinformation, according to Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch, and struggled to stop some people from believing it…

James Cleverly admits calling MP 's***' - but denies calling Stockton-on-Tees a 's***hole', source says

James Cleverly has admitted to calling a Labour MP "s***" - but denied describing Stockton-on-Tees as a "s***hole", a source has said.

More bad news for the govt as 'embarrassed' backbenchers demand action on net migration

It is more bad news for the government on migration.

Net migration into UK in 2022 revised up to record-breaking figure of 745,000

Net migration hit a record-breaking 745,000 in 2022, according to revised figures from the Office for National Statistics, as its latest numbers showed…

Autumn Statement 2023: Tax cuts about long-term growth, not next election, claims chancellor

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has insisted his tax cuts are about "long-term growth" for the economy, calling it "silly" to think they were instead about…

Autumn Statement 2023: Jeremy Hunt admits it will 'take time' to bring taxes down

Jeremy Hunt has acknowledged it will "take time" to bring taxes down, but he had "made a start" with his autumn statement.

Smoke and mirrors autumn statement shows election politics are on | Beth Rigby

Cutting taxes, cutting taxes, cutting taxes, Jeremy Hunt positioned himself and his party as the party that "reduces debt, cuts taxes, rewards work".

Autumn statement: Back to work welfare reforms 'demonise disabled people'

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of "demonising" disabled people after announcing sweeping welfare changes that will strip them of benefits if they don't…