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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.

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.

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.

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.

NHS to reveal missed appointment cost

Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Carmichael bid to get case dismissed

Lawyers for Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael are seeking to have a move to oust him dismissed at a legal debate.

NHS 'lags behind other nations'

The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.

Committee to probe £7m payoff claim

The assembly's finance committee is to meet amid calls for an inquiry into claims a £7m payoff had been set aside for a Northern Ireland politician.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Commissioner renews austerity attack

Scotland's children's commissioner renews his attack on the UK government's plans for £12bn of welfare cuts.


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

Councillor quits in Labour group row

A former Labour deputy leader of Cardiff Council attacks the group, saying it does not understand how to run the city.


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: 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.

VIDEO: Sickness benefit 'set for overhaul'

The government is considering significantly reducing the amount of sickness benefits that some people receive, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: 'No wonder they call him Dodgy Dave'

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