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Government to slash foreign aid budget by £2.9 billion

The UK will reduce its foreign aid budget by £2.9 billion this year amid fears of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic may have on the economy.

Treasury Committee criticises shortfalls in economic support

The Treasury Committee has said that chancellor Rishi Sunak has effectively abandoned over one million people who cannot access existing support measures, following his response to an interim report into gaps in Covid-19 related economic support for firms and workers.

PM: York to be considered as temporary home for Parliament

Prime minister Boris Johnson has written a letter saying that it would “make sense to consider” the city of York as a “potential location” for Parliament’s temporary home while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovations.

PMQs: Johnson commits to “independent inquiry” into Covid-19 pandemic

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson made a commitment to launch an “independent inquiry” into the Covid-19 pandemic.

PMQs: Labour leader blames government for care home deaths

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said that the government was directly to blame for the excessive Covid-19 death toll in care homes.

PM under fire for comments made about care homes

Prime minister Boris Johnson has faced criticism for comments he made on Monday this week, after he suggested that “too many care homes didn’t really follow” coronavirus safety procedures.

Foreign secretary to lay out new Sanctions Act in Parliament

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab is set to lay out the UK’s new sanctions framework which will come into force after Brexit, by naming the first offenders whose assets will be frozen.

Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee report derides Gambling Commission activity

A parliamentary report has stated that the Gambling Commission and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have an "unacceptably weak understanding" of how gambling can harm people.

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