Brexit: ‘Windrush warning’ over right-to-remain process

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around three million EU residents will have the right to remain in the UK after Brexit European nationals must not face a “bureaucratic nightmare” to stay in the UK after Brexit, a top MEP has said. Guy Verhofstadt told the European Parliament the three million or so EU residents […]

UK inflation falls to lowest in a year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prices for clothing and footwear, in particular womenswear, rose at a slower rate UK consumer price inflation fell in March to 2.5%, the lowest rate in a year, according to the Office for National Statistics. It fell from 2.7% in February after prices for women’s clothing rose at a […]

Windrush: Amber Rudd should consider position, says Diane Abbott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anthony Bryan, who came to Britain from Jamaica in 1965, has been detained twice Home Secretary Amber Rudd should “consider her position” over the “misery” caused to Windrush migrants, Labour’s shadow home secretary says. “So many things have gone wrong,” Diane Abbott told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, and […]

UK inflation falls to 2.5%

UK inflation falls to 2.5%

UK consumer price inflation fell in March to 2.5%, the lowest rate in a year, according to the Office for National Statistics. It fell from 2.7% in February after prices for clothing and footwear, in particular womenswear, rose at a slower rate compared to this time last year. Alcohol and tobacco also helped ease inflation […]

De La Rue abandons passport appeal

Image copyright EPA De La Rue has abandoned its plan to appeal against the government’s decision to award a contract to make UK passports to a Franco-Dutch company. The UK firm said that since its announcement on 22 March, it had “considered all options”. De La Rue also issued its second profit warning in less […]

Windrush generation: Dozens of new cases investigated

Media captionTheresa May’s Windrush apology to Caribbean leaders Officials are investigating dozens of new migration cases relating to the Windrush generation amid mounting criticism of the government. The Home Office said it was looking at 49 cases as a result of calls over the course of Tuesday. Earlier Theresa May apologised over the deportation threats […]

Windrush generation: Theresa May apologises to Caribbean leaders

Media captionTheresa May’s Windrush apology to Caribbean leaders Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush generation controversy, at a Downing Street meeting. She said she was “genuinely sorry” about the anxiety caused by the Home Office threatening the children of Commonwealth citizens with deportation. The UK government “valued” the contribution […]

Syria air strikes: Jeremy Corbyn urges MPs to assert authority

Image copyright PA It is time for Parliament to “assert its authority” over UK military action after it was not consulted over Syrian air strikes, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader told MPs Theresa May had shown “flagrant disregard” for the convention that MPs should be consulted beforehand on foreign interventions. He said the […]

Year-long wage squeeze nearing an end

Image copyright Getty Images The year-long squeeze on wages is nearing an end, official figures for the three months to February suggest. Using the consumer prices index (CPI) average wages went up by 2.8%, still below the 2.9% inflation rate. But the Office for National Statistics said when wages are compared with their new measure […]

Legal challenge to devolved Brexit bills

Image copyright PA The UK government has launched a legal challenge to the Scottish and Welsh governments’ Brexit bills. The two devolved parliaments passed legislation last month that is intended to act as an alternative to Westminster’s EU Withdrawal Bill. But the UK government has asked the Supreme Court to rule whether the legislation is […]