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Budget 'devastating' for Wales

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:26
Labour Leader Ed Miliband says Wednesday's budget will be devastating for the funding the Welsh government receives from the UK Treasury.

Osborne urged to detail welfare cuts

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:24
Chancellor George Osborne needs to spell out exactly how he plans to cut £12bn from welfare spending, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Inquiry into MP child abuse claim

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:08
Further inquiries are to be carried out into whether detectives were told to limit a child abuse investigation centred on Lord Janner.

Sturgeon: All oil predictions wrong

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:12
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says everybody who tried to predict the price of oil got it wrong.

VIDEO: Anyone understand Budget buzzwords?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 13:06
Many watched George Osborne deliver his Budget on Wednesday, but how many understood every last word?

VIDEO: Alexander heckled on Lib Dem 'Budget'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:49
Danny Alexander is heckled by opposition MPs while unveiling a Lib Dem alternative to George Osborne's Budget.

Parties to attend Villiers meeting

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:31
Representatives of the five main Stormont parties are to attend what is being billed as a stock taking meeting with the secretary of state over welfare reform.

Lib Dems unveil 'better' Budget

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:07
Danny Alexander unveils a "better" Lib Dem alternative to his Treasury boss George Osborne's Budget, with fewer spending cuts.

Third of children have healthy teeth

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:39
Only a third of children in Wales have healthy teeth overall and this is lagging behind England, a major survey suggests.

VIDEO: 'Public sector needs a strong economy'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:17
Chancellor George Osborne has said a strong and recovering economy will lead to stronger public services.

VIDEO: Balls: 'Budget a frightening prospect'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:43
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has described George Osborne's Budget as "a frightening prospect which will lead to deeper spending cuts".

Budget: The East Midlands reacts

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:04
Who are the Budget winners and losers in the East Midlands?

Talks over welfare deal to resume

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:25
Talks aimed at resolving the stalemate over welfare reform legislation are expected to resume at Stormont later.

Bigger toll cuts needed, says Jones

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:56
Cuts to Severn Bridge tolls bigger than those announced in the Budget would be sought if control of them was devolved, First Minister Carwyn Jones says.

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:36
The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.

Osborne draws election battle lines

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:43
George Osborne draws the battle lines for the general election in seven weeks' time, after unveiling what he called a Budget for a "comeback country".

Politicians pitch for young minds

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:57
Political parties' election broadcasts aimed at school pupils

Osborne warning on corporation tax

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:15
The Chancellor warns Northern Ireland's political parties that they must reach agreement on welfare changes if they are to get power over corporation tax.

Election pacts not 'anti-democratic'

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:42
The First Minister Peter Robinson rejects criticism that electoral pacts are anti-democratic.

Budget calculator 2015

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:31
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