Politics

Queen's Speech: Government unveils post-Covid recovery plan

In the speech, which is written for her by ministers, the Queen said: "My government's priority is to deliver a national recovery from the pandemic th...

Ex-ministers who lobby should register - Pickles

He also writes that "it is damaging to the integrity of government if former officials or ministers leaving office are seen to trade on their time in ...

Queen to carry out first major royal duty since Philip's death

MPs and members of the House of Lords will have to wear masks throughout unless they are exempt, and everyone present will have to take a Covid test b...

Queen's Speech: Boris Johnson promises post-Covid skills overhaul

Ahead of the speech, the prime minister said: "These new laws are the rocket fuel that we need to level up this country and ensure equal opportunities...

Voting: Could ID checks affect who participates in elections?

There are variations across different groups - for example, women are considerably less likely than men, and black people considerably less likely tha...

Councillors call for online meetings to continue post-pandemic

But it said there had not been time to bring in legislation to extend it past the local elections - held last week - so it is not expected to feature ...