Brexit: Early financial settlement won’t be ‘forced on UK’

Brexit: Early financial settlement won’t be ‘forced on UK’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michel Barnier is leading the EU’s Brexit negotiating team The UK has been told it will not have to agree the exact sum of its financial exit settlement in the early stages after Article 50 has been triggered, BBC Newsnight has learned. A message has been passed through informal […]

National Citizen Service: Call for ‘radical thinking’ for voluntary scheme

National Citizen Service: Call for ‘radical thinking’ for voluntary scheme

Image copyright Getty Images A voluntary scheme for young people needs to demonstrate “radical thinking” if it is to achieve its ambitions, a committee of MPs has said. The National Citizen Service (NCS), launched in 2011 by then-PM David Cameron, sees groups of 16 and 17-year olds carry out community projects. But the Public Accounts […]

Brexit bill: Lords pass landmark legislation on leaving EU

Brexit bill: Lords pass landmark legislation on leaving EU

Image copyright PA Image caption The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday The House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the EU. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and […]

Sturgeon to seek new independence poll

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum will be called between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following […]

Brexit: Early financial settlement won’t be ‘forced on UK’

Brexit: Early financial settlement won’t be ‘forced on UK’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michel Barnier is leading the EU’s Brexit negotiating team The UK has been told it will not have to agree the exact sum of its financial exit settlement in the early stages after Article 50 has been triggered, BBC Newsnight has learned. A message has been passed through informal […]

National Citizen Service: Call for ‘radical thinking’ for voluntary scheme

National Citizen Service: Call for ‘radical thinking’ for voluntary scheme

Image copyright Getty Images A voluntary scheme for young people needs to demonstrate “radical thinking” if it is to achieve its ambitions, a committee of MPs has said. The National Citizen Service (NCS), launched in 2011 by then-PM David Cameron, sees groups of 16 and 17-year olds carry out community projects. But the Public Accounts […]

Budget deficit beyond 2025 warns spending watchdog

Budget deficit beyond 2025 warns spending watchdog

Image copyright PA The Government may struggle to meet its target of clearing the deficit in public finances by 2025 according to the official spending watchdog. Robert Chote, chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility, was giving evidence before the Commons Treasury Committee. He said ministers still had to explain how they expected to balance […]

Brexit bill: Ministers expect MPs to reject changes

Brexit bill: Ministers expect MPs to reject changes

Image copyright PA Ministers believe MPs will reject the two changes made to the Brexit bill in the House of Lords when they debate it for the second time later. Peers want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK and ensure Parliament has a vote on any deal. The EU Withdrawal Bill […]

David Davis urges MPs ‘not to tie PM’s hands’ over Brexit bill

Media captionDavid Davis: “The issue of the rights of citizens is the first thing” David Davis has urged MPs to back the Brexit bill and insisted the UK would be prepared, if it has to leave the EU with no deal in place. The Brexit secretary urged MPs not to “tie the prime minister’s hands” […]

David Davis urges MPs ‘not to tie PM’s hands’ over Brexit bill

Media captionDavid Davis: “The issue of the rights of citizens is the first thing” David Davis has urged MPs to back the Brexit bill and insisted the UK would be prepared, if it has to leave the EU with no deal in place. The Brexit secretary urged MPs not to “tie the prime minister’s hands” […]