Senior Whitehall figures expect that George Osborne will soften the impact of tax credit cuts, amid fears among Tories that the government is suffering severe damage from the charge that it will penalise low-paid workers.
An early warning system for benefit claimants facing sanctions is to be trialled in response to claims that an excessively punitive and bureaucratic system is driving some claimants deeper into poverty.
The government has pushed through plans to give English MPs the right of veto over English laws – a move that the shadow leader of the Commons described as “a charter for breaking up the union”.
Labour has hit back at claims it was tampering with the British constitution by encouraging peers to delay the implementation of tax credit cuts in a key vote, saying Conservative peers have in the past voted down key financial measures brought forward by a Labour government.
In the course of his 45-year career in the House of Commons, Michael Meacher, who has died aged 75, established a name for himself as an earnest and committed leftwing MP who wore his much-polished social conscience very visibly on his sleeve.
Tom Watson has apologised to the widow of Leon Brittan for causing distress after facing criticism from a senior officer and Conservative MPs for his role in a 40-year-old rape allegation.
Seumas Milne, the Guardian journalist, has been appointed executive director of strategy and communications for the Labour party.
The CBI has signalled its determination to campaign for Britain to remain in the EU, as the battle lines are drawn for the country’s in-out referendum campaign.
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, will use a speech on Wednesday to spell out what the Bank believes will be the financial implications of Britain leaving the European Union.
Michael Ashcroft, the former Conservative party deputy chairman who upset Downing Street with his recent biography of David Cameron, has spent 18 days in intensive care in the US after suffering liver and renal failure.
Jeremy Corbyn will be a defendant in the legal challenge to his automatic inclusion on the Labour leadership ballot, the high court has decided.
The Thatch is back. For her first prime minister’s questions Theresa May could have been anyone. She could have been Sensitive Theresa, Caring Theresa, Funny Theresa.
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to promise that a Labour government would tackle discrimination by forcing all but the smallest firms to carry out compulsory pay audits of their staff, as he launches his campaign for re-election as party leader on Thursday.