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"EU's call" whether UK leaves with a deal, says Boris Johnson

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that it is "up to the EU" as to whether the UK will leave the bloc with a deal on October 31.

Disadvantaged pupils "18 months behind" by time of GCSEs

Disadvantaged pupils, defined as those eligible for free school meals, are 18 months behind other pupils on average in terms of academic achievement according to a study by the Education Policy Institute.

Pound hits two year low against dollar

The pound has continued to drop in value as Boris Johnson’s government steps up preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Johnson pledges £300 million to "strengthen the union"

Boris Johnson has pledged £300 million in extra funding in an attempt to “strengthen the union” and boost growth in the devolved nations.

“Colossal” benefits to northern high-speed rail route, says prime minister

New prime minister Boris Johnson has said that a high-speed trans-pennine rail route between Leeds and Manchester will be delivered during a speech at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

Aspects of Brexit "cannot be mitigated", says CBI

The lobby group the Confederation of British Industry has said that both the UK and EU are unprepared for a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

Labour pledges to end privatisation of council services

The Labour party has revealed plans for legislation aimed at ending the private contracting of local services in anticipation of a general election in the autumn.

Lord Berkeley: Ministers have “misled Parliament” over HS2 cost

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Berkeley has accused MPs of misleading Parliament over the cost of HS2.

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