Politics

Green Party says government amnesty for Grenfell victims does not go far enough

The Green Party has welcomed the government’s amnesty for undocumented migrants affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower but says the reprieve does not go far enough.

UK Population Increased by 538,000 Last Year

The latest population estimates for the UK from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) put the UK population at 65,648,000 as of the 30th June 2016.

Mike Hookem: "The ‘Veteran's Gateway’ initiative is “Nothing more than a sticking plaster on a gunshot wound”

UKIP Veteran's Spokesman renews calls for the creation of a full MoD Veteran's Department, as Government launches new support website. 

Jeremy Corbyn Welcomes High Court Judgement on Benefit Cap

Commenting on today’s High Court judgement that the Benefit Cap unlawfully discriminates against single parents with children aged two or under Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party,said:

Personal investors call on UK negotiating team to stand firm on Brexit

Twelve months on from the EU Referendum, most personal investors say UK must be prepared to walk away with ‘no deal’.

Record IHT tax take breaks £5bn barrier for the first time

A record-breaking £5.1bn has been collected by HMRC through Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts in the last year

Only 29% of public in favour of scrapping TV licence fee

However, the fair price is seen as £102, 30% less than the actual fee, with fewer than half actually knowing how much it does cost

CBI Full Response to the Queen's Speech

The CBI has gives its full response to the Queen’s Speech below.

Responses to the Queen’s Speech

Below are some of the responses to today's Queen's Speech:

Queen's Speech a Curate's Egg say UKIP

Responding to the Queen's speech today, Peter Whittle AM the UKIP deputy leader said:

"Firstly I applaud the continued sense of public duty shown by Her Majesty

Government Borrowing at Lowest Since 2008

In the financial year to May 2017 (April to May 2017), public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) – PSNBex – stood at £16.1 billion

Queen's Speech reactions on Trade Bill, Great Repeal Bill and Migration Bill

Campaigners have accused the government today of “a power grab” over its Queen’s Speech programme.