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Dame Karen Pierce becomes first female ambassador to US

The government has appointed Dame Karen Pierce as the new ambassador to the US, making her the first woman to hold the post.

Lowered price caps see energy bills fall for millions

The default price and pre-payment meter cap have been lowered by £17, which will result in bill reductions in some 15 million houses, according to Ofgem.

Data ethics body: Adverts should be archived for accountability

According to a report from the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, online companies should be compelled to create accessible archives for “high risk” targeted adverts.

Half of those living in poverty are disabled or live with someone who is

According to research commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 50 per cent of the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK are disabled or are living with someone with a disability.

Leaked report calls for review of deportation of foreign-born offenders

A leaked copy of the Windrush report has called on the government to overhaul the law which sees foreign-born offenders deported to their country of birth, prior to a deportation flight to Jamaica next week.

Leaders Council reports on Johnson criticism

The UK Statistics Authority has criticised claims made by prime minister Boris Johnson about the impact of universal credit which were found to be inaccurate, the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland reports.

Report contradicts government's faith in technology to meet climate change targets

A report has been published stating that breakthrough technologies should not be relied upon to meet climate change targets.

Hammond and Clarke set to be offered peerages

According to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, Boris Johnson has nominated prominent Brexit critics Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke for seats in the House of Lords.

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