Phew! Another “constitutional crisis” averted barely 10 days after we all invoked the dogged spirit of the blitz to get through the last one.
The inability to raise revenues and the ease with which the ultra rich can avoid paying tax, has put “an almost impossible constraint” on chancellors, the veteran former Conservative minister Ken Clarke has said.
Nicola Sturgeon will predict that Scotland is at a tipping point regarding gender equality as she commits to legislating for gender balance on public sector boards if re-elected next year.
The likelihood of the House of Lords supporting a lowering of the minimum voting age in the European Union referendum has increased after Conservative and crossbench peers signed a Labour and Liberal Democrat-backed amendment allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote.
George Osborne has suffered a political setback over his plans to cut working tax credits when a Conservative-controlled select committee condemned his proposed reforms and urged him to consider a pause to undertake a fundamental rethink of his priorities in reforming the welfare state.
Andrea Leadsom has told Conservative MPs that she is happy to show them a summary of her tax returns if they ask, but she will not immediately follow in the footsteps of her opponents and publish the details publicly.
A trade union has called on the Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom to give guarantees on workers’ rights post-Brexit in the wake of a speech she made calling for people who work in small businesses to have no employee protection at all.