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Osborne identifies £12bn welfare cuts

Chancellor George Osborne has identified how £12bn in promised welfare savings will be made, ahead of Wednesday's Budget, he tells the BBC.

Unite backs Corbyn for Labour leader

Britain's biggest trade union Unite is backing veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

BBC 'to fund licences for over-75s'

The chancellor is planning to announce in Wednesday's Budget that the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, BBC News understands.

Tories to change inheritance tax rule

Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.

Councils want new litter fine powers

Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.

PM plans to boost home ownership

Prime Minister David Cameron says the Budget will include a package of measures to help people buy their own home and boost house building.

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Charity boss quits amid funding row

The chief executive of charity Kids Company, whose funding has been withheld over concerns about its ability to manage itself, is to step down.

Kendall: Rivals 'continuity Miliband'

Liz Kendall says her Labour rivals won't take the party in a different direction while Yvette Cooper urges the party to champion science and high-tech jobs.

New 'veto' announced for English MPs

The government unveils plans to give MPs from English constituencies a new "veto" over laws affecting England only - but Labour calls it "cynical" and an "outrage".

Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.

Ban on MLA office emblems proposed

The panel that sets the Northern Ireland Assembly's pay and allowances proposes a ban on flags, party emblems and memorials at MLAs' offices.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

MPs discuss abortion law devolution

MPs are to debate whether abortion law should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament as they continue to examine the Scotland Bill.


BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Labour candidates seek Welsh support

The four Labour leadership contenders put their cases to party members at a hustings in Cardiff.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Budget: The East Midlands reacts

Who are the Budget winners and losers in the East Midlands?

Pre-election Budget with added catapult

A pre-election Budget, but will the catapult energise the Midlands?

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

Links to UK political websites

Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet

Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet

The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online

Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: 'We will cut the benefit cap'

George Osborne says that the benefit cap will be cut to £23,000 in London but it will be "lower than that in the rest of the country".

VIDEO: Osborne's warning on BBC website

Chancellor George Osborne warns that the BBC website could crowd out national newspapers, if many head to online-only editions as he predicts.

VIDEO: Changes in inheritance tax threshold

Brandon Lewis MP, housing and planning minister spoke to BBC Breakfast about inheritance tax.

VIDEO: Fox-hunting: Portillo vs. Brian May

On This Week with Andrew Neil, musician Brian May and Michael Portillo clash over the fox-hunting ban.

VIDEO: May in France for Calais strike talks

Home Secretary Theresa May has been meeting her French counterpart in Paris to discuss the strikes by ferry workers at Calais.

VIDEO: MPs urged to consider Syria strikes

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has called on MPs to consider a fresh case for the RAF to attack the group known as Islamic State in Syria, as well as Iraq. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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