The latest stories from the Politics section of the BBC News web site.
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The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
Nicola Sturgeon calls on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after he admits being behind the leak of a memo ahead of the election.
Ed Balls rules out an early return to frontline politics and says Labour should have been more "pro-business" in an exclusive interview with Nick Robinson.
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
The SNP will chair two House of Commons select committees at Westminster, it is announced.
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.
Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.
Labour's Kezia Dugdale confirms she will stand for the leadership of her party in Scotland when Jim Murphy steps down next month.
The basic salary for assembly members in Wales will rise from £54,000 to £64,000 in 2016, it is confirmed.
An ex-adviser to Welsh Labour ministers warns the party needs a "revolution" to avoid being condemned to "impotence" in British politics.
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.
Prime Minister David Cameron is to begin discussions with other European leaders on his plans to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU.
Prince Charles is to visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre on the final day of his visit to the island of Ireland.
An extra £7.6m a year will be invested to improve mental health services for children and young people.
The main economic arguments for and against Britain's EU membership.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".
More than 50 professors and consultants at Scotland's largest cancer hospital warn patients could be put at risk by a change of services.
The safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system is to be debated in the House of Commons next week.