Sajid Javid is to lead a cross-government taskforce focused on improving the life chances of non-white Britons, as new figures reveal that one in five people claiming jobseeker’s allowance is from an ethnic minority.
Downing Street is facing a knife-edge vote in the House of Commons over its plans to liberalise Sunday trading laws in England and Wales, after the SNP announced it would vote against the proposals.
The former Conservative MPs Neil Hamilton and Mark Reckless have been selected to stand for Ukip in the Welsh assembly elections.
Jeremy Corbyn has faced down his critics in the parliamentary Labour party, calling for an end to the “back-biting, public attacks and constant sniping”.
The cuts are getting closer to home. Last weekend, an 86-year-old near neighbour died in a house fire when he might have been rescued had the fire brigade not been suffering from a programme of cutbacks.
George Osborne has been forced to abandon a package of pension reforms, including reducing tax relief for higher earners, amid growing concern that their introduction could have prompted a backlash from affluent voters.
Government lawyers acting on behalf of NHS England have threatened to sue the lead Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, over its use of the NHS logo on its leaflets.
The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for all-female shortlists to achieve equal representation in parliament and wants to aim for the same in public offices, as part of a series of wide-ranging measures to address the under-representation of women in public life.
The chancellor was a remain campaigner, although someone who had been seen as a Eurosceptic.
It is the dog end of August and the sun is shining in many places. A cue for all sorts of predatory people in the thriving British holiday trades to rip off customers who don’t always have a choice and feel ambushed.