Anna Soubry blames death threats on ‘mutineers’ headline
Nov20

Anna Soubry blames death threats on ‘mutineers’ headline

. . Ex-Tory minister Anna Soubry says her office has received 13 death threats since a newspaper front page named her as one of 15 “Brexit mutineers”. The pro-EU Remain supporter said the police took the threats seriously and had passed two cases to prosecutors. She said she had been “really quite frightened” and blamed the threats on Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph front page. The paper’s editor...

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Philip Hammond says there are ‘no unemployed people’
Nov19

Philip Hammond says there are ‘no unemployed people’

Speaking to Andrew Marr, the chancellor says “there are no unemployed people”, when asked about the threat to jobs posed by new technology. Asked to clarify, he said the government had not forgotten the 1.4m unemployed in the UK, saying people were finding work “at a remarkable rate”.

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Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season
Nov18

Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season

. . Thousands of people on universal credit may not be paid over the festive season or may get a reduced payment, the BBC Money Box show has highlighted. Those hit will be some of the 67,000 people who claim the benefit while working and who are paid weekly. This is because there are five paydays in December, so their monthly income will be too high to get any or some of the benefit. Some will have to reapply. The government defended...

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Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m
Nov18

Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionESA claimant Peter Cartwright: ‘People need this money to live’ Mistakes in paying out benefits claims could cost up to £500m to put right, the BBC has learned. The errors identified by the Department for Work and Pensions affect the main sickness benefit, the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The BBC understands that assessors wrongly calculated the income of...

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Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks
Nov17

Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Davis: “Nothing comes for nothing” in negotiations David Davis says he has “been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back” in Brexit talks. He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg many EU countries do want to move on in the negotiations because they can see it is very important to their economies. But it was, he added, a...

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Theresa May to talk Brexit with EU chief Donald Tusk
Nov16

Theresa May to talk Brexit with EU chief Donald Tusk

. AFP/Getty . Theresa May and Donald Tusk in October Theresa May is to hold Brexit discussions with the president of the EU Council as the UK seeks to move talks on to a new trade deal. The prime minister and Donald Tusk will meet in Gothenburg on Friday, Mr Tusk’s spokesman said on Twitter. The EU has so far refused to discuss the “future relationship”, which includes trade, saying not enough progress has been made...

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