Chancellor Rishi Sunak cuts VAT in emergency plan to save jobs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to cut VAT for hospitality and tourism as part of a package to prevent mass unemployment as the ...

Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out

Diners will get a 50% discount off their restaurant bill during August under government plans to bolster the embattled hospitality sector. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the “eat ...

Bianca Williams: Met apologises to sprinter over stop-and-search

Media playback is unsupported on your device Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams has received an apology from the Met Police after she and her partner were pulled over ...

Lives ruined by damage dismissed as ‘women’s problems’

Many lives have been ruined because officials failed to hear the concerns of women given drugs and procedures that caused them or their babies considerable harm, says a review. More ...

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures warning over free speech

Some 150 writers, academics and activists – including authors JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood – have signed an open letter denouncing the “restriction ...

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn “kickstart scheme” on Wednesday to create more jobs for young people. The fund will subsidise six-month work placements ...

Coronavirus: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Mr Bolsonaro ...

Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, the chancellor will announce. Rishi Sunak is due to set out a ...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over care home comments

Media playback is unsupported on your device Boris Johnson has been criticised for saying “too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures” ...

Domestic Abuse Bill: MPs back ban on ‘chilling rough sex defence’

A ban on killers using the “rough sex defence” in England and Wales is set to become law after MPs supported an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill. The bill now rules ...