Government criticised over satellite tagging system

Government criticised over satellite tagging system

Image copyright Thinkstock A new £60m GPS tagging system for offenders is five years behind schedule and has so far delivered no benefits, a report has said. The Ministry of Justice had said the new technology would save money and be in place in England and Wales by 2013. But a National Audit Office report […]

Taylor Review: All work in UK economy should be fair

Taylor Review: All work in UK economy should be fair

Image copyright Getty Images All work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”, a government review of employment practices has said. The report’s author, Matthew Taylor, said “fairness demands” that people, particularly those on lower incomes, had routes to progress in work. Among the issues covered by the report is employment in the […]

US President Donald Trump ‘to visit UK in 2018’

US President Donald Trump ‘to visit UK in 2018’

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump is likely to come to the UK next year, the BBC understands. Downing Street and the White House are believed to be looking at options for the visit. Mr Trump accepted the Queen’s invitation for him to travel to Britain on a state visit when UK PM Theresa […]

Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey ‘won’t use morally wrong Uber’

Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey ‘won’t use morally wrong Uber’

Media captionRebecca Long-Bailey told Today Uber’s “not morally acceptable” Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has said she doesn’t use taxi app Uber because it is not “morally acceptable”. “I don’t like the way they treat their workers,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Ms Long-Bailey claimed Uber drivers were being “exploited” and should […]

Salmond to star in Edinburgh Fringe show

Salmond to star in Edinburgh Fringe show

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Salmond’s show will run for two weeks in August Alex Salmond is to host his own show during a two-week stint at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The former Scottish first minster will star in Alex Salmond Unleashed during the annual arts festival in August. Promoters for the show say […]

MP Anne Marie Morris suspended for racist remark

MP Anne Marie Morris suspended for racist remark

Image copyright Conservative Party Image caption Ms Morris has been MP for Newton Abbott since 2010 A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London […]

Teachers face another year of 1% pay cap

Teachers face another year of 1% pay cap

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers have faced a pay cap for seven years – with pay falling behind inflation Teachers’ pay in England and Wales will have to stay within austerity pay limits – with another year of increases restricted to 1%. It will mean another real-terms pay cut for more than 500,000 […]

Jeremy Corbyn urges Theresa May: Give us early election

Jeremy Corbyn urges Theresa May: Give us early election

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has said Theresa May’s call for rival parties to contribute their policy ideas showed the government “has run out of steam”. He said he was happy to give the PM a copy of his party’s manifesto, adding, “or better still an early election so the people of this country can […]

Turnbull: Australia ‘very keen’ for trade deal with UK

Turnbull: Australia ‘very keen’ for trade deal with UK

Image copyright PA Image caption The two leaders earlier visited the scene of last month’s terror attack in south-east London Australia is “very keen” to secure a trade deal with the UK post Brexit “as quickly as possible”, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull told journalists at No 10: “We move quickly. Australians […]

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled lawful

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled lawful

Image copyright EPA Image caption Thousands of civilians have died as a result of air strikes in the Yemen civil war UK government arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, the High Court has ruled, after seeing secret evidence. The court rejected campaigners’ claims ministers were acting illegally by not suspending weapon sales to the […]