British Property Federation research shows boom in the build-to-rent market
Research conducted by the British Property Federation last month has shown a dramatic 40 per cent increase in the number of build-to-rent properties under construction.Read more
National Audit Office to investigate unfair NHS penalty chargesThe National Audit Office will conduct an investigation into whether hundreds of thousands of people have been unfairly fined for wrongly claiming free dental treatment. The investigation, due to start this spring, follows claims that many have received undue penalties, often simply for ticking the wrong box on a form.
Barnier tells UK that backstop cannot be renegotiatedMichel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, has announced to the UK the Irish backstop will not be negotiated. He claimed that this part of the arrangement was “part and parcel.” This, it is believed, negates May's ambitions of reworking her previous deal which failed to win the assent of parliament.
MPs call for backstop to be replaced by “alternative arrangements”MPs have voted to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady which supports May’s withdrawal agreement but calls for the replacement of the Northern Ireland backstop with “alternative arrangements.”
Corbyn says Brexit delay is unavoidableAs the 29 March deadline approaches, Jeremy Corbyn says that it is "inevitable" that the government will have to delay Brexit. His reasoning is that there is not enough time to pass all of the required legislation. Along with his party, he backs the idea of a three-month delay before Article 50 is put into action.
May set to reopen negotiations with the EUThe Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament today that she will reopen negotiations with the European Union in attempt to secure "significant and legally binding change" to the backstop arrangement
Teachers to be offered cash incentives to stay in the classroomIn order to remedy the recruitment issue many in the education sector are currently experiencing, ministers have published plans to offer financial incentives to young teachers. Under these proposals, which were released earlier today, some young secondary teachers would be entitled to a £5,000 bonus in their third and fifth years in the classroom.
EU Deputy Chief Negotiator says chances of no-deal are "very high" as MPs prepare to vote on amendments