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Boris Johnson's education policy including £14 billion funds for schools likely to be one of his most scrutinised moves

After the Conservative ministries of David Cameron and Theresa May oversaw nine years of austerity measures, newly re-elected prime minister Boris Johnson has embarked on the challenge of reversing those public spending cuts, with one of his new spending pledges an additional £14 billion of extra funding for schools over three years.

Questions over Conservative pledge to provide “gigabit-capable” broadband to all by 2025

One of the pledges in the 2019 Conservative election manifesto was a repeat of a previous one – to kit out the whole UK with “gigabit-capable” broadband by the year 2025, and now with a majority in Boris Johnson’s hand, attentions turn to how this will be implemented.

Conservatives’ plans for green home upgrades must extend, according to experts

The Conservatives’ answer to Labour’s radical Green New Deal during the election campaign was to work toward a net-zero carbon target by 2050, and now Boris Johnson will seek to get the necessary work underway with his majority in hand.

Northern Powerhouse rail tops Tory transport priorities, but others likely to be addressed first

During the election campaign, Boris Johnson and the Conservative party prioritised a new rail link between Manchester and Leeds with regards to transport pledges. With a majority in parliament now secure, voters in the north of England within traditional Labour heartlands will now be eagerly awaiting the implementation of this promise.

More action needed in social care, but cross-party consensus is step in right direction

Newly elected prime minister Boris Johnson made a verbal pledge to solve the “crisis” facing adult social care on the steps of Downing Street back in August, and now with his majority in hand, attention will be turning to the manifesto promise that followed up on those words.

11-month timeframe to agree free-trade agreement with EU in 2020

After Boris Johnson successfully secured a Conservative majority in the national poll dubbed “the Brexit election” by Sky News, it is unsurprising that the prime minister will enact his manifesto pledge to get Brexit “done” by January 31, 2020.

Christmas at Chequers: Boris Johnson set for first Christmas as prime minister

December 25 approaches. Thoughts turn toward opening presents on Christmas morning, tucking into a traditional Turkey dinner, eating chocolate and sipping sherry, with eyes and ears nationwide ready to tune in to the Queen’s address to the nation. However, after the advent period of 2019 was dominated by a snap general election, it begs the question: what does the prime minister actually do at Christmas?

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