The latest stories from the Politics section of the BBC News web site.
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A report says apprentices are paid 'exploitative rates' and need to be paid better if the programme is to solve youth unemployment
Labour's former Business Secretary Peter Mandelson says the party should wait until after the election before committing to a new tuition fees policy.
The Ministry of Defence signs a £859m deal to support the development of the next generation of Royal Navy warships.
Prime Minister David Cameron attacks Labour as "weak and spineless" in a speech to the Scottish Tory conference.
Two police helicopter bases in Wales are to close as a result of cuts by the National Police Air Service.
Prime Minister David Cameron describes his "ultimate nightmare scenario" as a Labour and SNP coalition following May's general election.
A scheme to offer tax breaks to some married couples and civil partners opens for registration before it comes into force in April.
A controversial decision to suspend consultant care for mothers-to-be at Glan Clwyd Hospital is defended by health officials.
Scotland's only Conservative MP David Mundell tells his party conference that a post-election Labour/SNP power deal would be a disaster for the UK.
The ongoing stand-off in the eurozone over Greece's debts poses a risk to Britain's economic stability, Chancellor George Osborne has warned.
UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
Night-time services are to run at weekends on most Tube lines, the London Overground and Docklands Light Railway, it is announced.
More young doctors need to be trained as GPs, especially to solve shortages in rural and deprived areas, AMs say.
Eurozone finance ministers are preparing for a crunch meeting in Brussels to try to solve the crisis over Greece's bail-out.
Live coverage of the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh.
Millions of pounds of private parking fines could have been charged illegally, according to a report published by the RAC Foundation.
US and British spies illegally hacked a top Sim card firm to steal codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.
Britain and European diplomats are accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is to call for a "parent power" shake-up of education in a speech to her party conference.
Northamptonshire County Council approves £68m of cuts and introduces plan to outsource all services and redeploy thousands of staff members.