PMQs summary (3 Jul, 2019)
Today in PMQs, Jeremy Corbyn revealed his preference for a second public vote on Brexit, telling Theresa May that the government should "go back to the people and let them decide."
New Sizewell nuclear power station could raise energy bills by £6
The construction of a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk could raise energy bills by a few pounds every year. Under the proposed financing plan, users would pay up front, with the surcharge likely to be an additional £6 on the average energy bill, and the developers would borrow against this guaranteed income.
Ban on tenant fees effective as of today
Tenant Fees Act 2019, effective as of today, prohibits landlords and letting agencies from charging tenants for “costs associated with setting up, renewing or ending a tenancy”.
European Elections: Main parties suffer as Lib Dems and Brexit Party excel
The Brexit Party dominated the European Elections in the UK, winning nine out of 12 regions and claiming 29 of 72 seats in the European Parliament. The Liberal Democrats also performed strongly, finishing second and topping the vote in London. They won 19.6 per cent of the total vote and claimed 16 seats.