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Government to introduce daily televised press briefings

The UK government is planning to introduce daily televised press briefings in a similar format to those used by the White House, which will come in during the autumn.

Shadow chancellor calls for more government action to protect jobs

Labour shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said that more support is required from the government to prevent further job losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

France, Spain, Germany and Italy included on quarantine free list

The government has published a list of countries which will be exempt from the UK Covid-19 quarantine law from July 10, with travellers from France, Spain, Germany and Italy among others no longer required to go into self-isolation on arrival.

PM to call for calm ahead of lockdown easing

Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference from Downing Street on Friday, where he will ask the public to “act responsibly” when further lockdown restrictions in England are eased from Saturday.

“Significant” disagreements remain in UK-EU trade negotiations

The UK and EU have both said that significant differences remain in negotiations over a post-Brexit free-trade agreement, after the latest round of talks took place face-to-face in Brussels this week.

ARC conservation director reflects on PM's view of newts being a hindrance to building a new future for Britain

Following prime minister Boris Johnson's unveiling of his 'Project Speed Covid-19 economic recovery plan, Jim Foster, the conservation director of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, offers his own unique take on the PM's comments, focusing especially on what he sees as a ministerial mistake of considering newts a hindrance in building a new and brighter future for Britain.

Former transport minister criticises quarantine law as government looks to scrap air bridge plans

Conservative MP and former transport minister Theresa Villiers has taken aim at the Covid-19 quarantine law for new arrivals in the UK, saying it has not been worth the damage caused to the travel industry.

Hong Kong citizens offered route to UK citizenship

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that up to three million British National Overseas [BNO] Passport holders in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to settle in the UK and apply for full citizenship.

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