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Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:57
Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.

Welfare cuts backed amid Labour revolt

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 23:17
MPs back government plans for £12bn in welfare cuts as a reported 48 Labour MPs defy its leadership's call not to oppose the changes.

Spending review plans due in November

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 22:57
The government's spending review to set out £20bn worth of departmental budget cuts over the next five years will take place on 25 November.

Fallon: MPs not ignored over Syria

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:29
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon rejects claims that MPs have been kept in the dark about the involvement of British pilots in airstrikes in Syria.

Poll tax a mistake, says Waldegrave

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:08
Creating the poll tax was a "serious mistake", one of the ministers involved in the ill-fated charge admits.

France's Hollande seeks support for eurozone parliament

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:46
France's Hollande seeks support for eurozone parliament

Sun launches Plebgate legal challenge

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:35
Police violated the human rights of three Sun reporters by accessing their phone records during the Plebgate saga, a court is told.

New e-petitions website opens

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:29
Members of the public are once again able to digitally petition MPs on issues of concern with the launch of a new website.

Profile: Louise Casey

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:53
The asbo tsar now tackling extremism

Ken Clarke abuse claims 'a fantasy'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:22
An actor who claimed he was sexually assaulted by former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke is described as "a fantasist" in court.

VIDEO: PM: We must uphold British values

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:17
Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech setting out his 5-year plan for tackling extremism.

'Lessons to learn' on organ donors

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:39
Lessons could be learned from a health board which increased its organ donors despite an overall drop in Scotland, the Scottish government says.

Kennedy criticised on £12m overspend

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:44
Finance Minister Arlene Foster has criticised a Northern Ireland Executive colleague for overspending.

'Anger' over £232k redundancy payout

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:38
A £232,000 redundancy payout given to a senior civil servant is said to have angered the first minister.

McKellen: Government 'nervous' of BBC

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:09
Sir Ian McKellen launches a staunch defence of the BBC licence fee saying "we all think we could run it better that it runs itself".

May defends water cannon statement

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:30
Theresa May defends her announcement not to authorise water cannon in England and Wales, after reports Boris Johnson said she made "a song and dance" about it.

Organ donations up as new law looms

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:11
The number of people donating their organs has increased, figures released five months before a new presumed consent scheme begins show.

Harman faces welfare bill revolt

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:31
Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman is facing a revolt after ordering the party's MPs not to vote against the government's welfare bill.

PM to unveil anti-extremism strategy

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:41
The prime minister will vow to tackle "failures of integration" when he unveils a five-year plan to combat home-grown Islamist extremism later.

Voting begins for new Labour leader

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:13
The ballot is getting under way in the contest for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party.

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