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Crossrail under scrutiny from National Audit Office

Crossrail officials have come under fire from the government’s spending watchdog for hiking up unnecessary costs into the landmark programme.

1p and 2p coins will remain in circulation

The Treasury announced they will retain the 1p and 2p coins for the foreseeable future today.

Conservatives and Labour suffer in local elections

Both of the two main parties in British politics were hit by a Brexit backlash in local elections yesterday.

One of UK's largest care groups goes into administration

One of the UK's largest care home groups went into administration this week.

Dame Cheryl Gillan: I hope all MPs will receive autism training

Following the establishment of the first ever autism training session for MPs, we spoke to Dame Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham and Amersham and staunch advocate of raising awareness of autism around Westminster. To assess the response of front line services to these efforts, we also spoke to Christine Edwards, CEO of the Kent Autistic Trust, a charity that provides care across the country to those on the autistic spectrum.

Gavin Williamson denies Huawei information leak

The former defence secretary Gavin Williamson denied he leaked National Security Council information last night.

Government cancels two no-deal ferry contracts at a cost of £50 million

The Department for Transport has announced the termination of contracts to provide additional ferry services in event of a no-deal Brexit. The cancellation of these contracts, agreed with Brittany Ferries and DFDS, could cost the taxpayer over £50 million, with the National Audit Office estimating that cancellation costs for all of the ferry contracts would total £56.6 million.

PMQs Summary (1 May, 2019)

Today’s PMQs, after a brief recess, saw Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn focus on living standards in the UK.

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