Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has apologised to Diane Abbott after describing her as a “coloured woman”.
Disabled people should not feel as though they are being “put on trial” for claiming state benefits, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said.
Hundreds of thousands of disabled pensioners will no longer have to undergo “unnecessary” repeat assessments for disability benefits, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is to announce.
Theresa May is to hold further meetings with EU leaders after admitting she will not get a Brexit deal in time for MPs to hold a “meaningful vote” this week.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit, after admitting that its introduction had increased reliance on food banks.
Food bank use has increased due to the universal credit roll-out, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted.
Rogue bosses who are reckless with workers’ pension funds could be jailed for up to seven years or hit with an unlimited fine under plans being set out by Amber Rudd.
Theresa May has said she will be “battling for Britain” when she returns to Brussels to seek a “pragmatic” Brexit deal that can win over both the European Union and her own MPs.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has signalled that he may be willing to accept a short delay to Brexit if it is required to finalise legislation around a deal.
The UK may seek to delay leaving the EU “by a couple of weeks” in order to get Brexit legislation through Parliament, Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has suggested.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has piled fresh pressure on Theresa May by declining to rule out quitting if the UK went through with a no-deal Brexit.
Pressure has mounted on the Prime Minister to rule out a no-deal Brexit after Amber Rudd hinted she could resign from the Government to stop the UK crashing out of the EU without an agreement.
Pressure has mounted on the Prime Minister to rule out a no-deal Brexit after Amber Rudd repeatedly refused to say if she would resign from Government to stop the UK crashing out of the EU without an agreement.
A Cabinet minister has been accused of engaging in “gutter politics” after he warned that blocking Brexit could “open the door” to “extremist” populist political forces in the UK.
Blocking Brexit could “open the door” to “extremist” populist political forces in the UK, and the millions who voted to Leave the European Union would feel “cheated”, a Cabinet minister has warned.
Amber Rudd has been urged to take further steps to help people on Universal Credit after unveiling reforms of a system she said was not as “effective” or “compassionate” as she wanted.
As the countdown continues to the scheduled date of Brexit on March 29, here’s what been happening over the past week.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned of “Brexit paralysis” if MPs vote down Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement next week, potentially meaning the UK does not leave the European Union at all.
Amber Rudd has announced a set of reforms to the Government’s new Universal Credit, saying that the system she inherited was not as “effective” or “compassionate” as she wanted.
A senior Cabinet minister has said she is “committed” to ensuring that the UK does not leave the European Union without a deal.
Amber Rudd has signalled that a benefit freeze introduced in 2016 will not be renewed when it comes to an end next year.
MPs have fired a warning shot across the Government’s bows as they backed an amendment intended to limit ministers’ tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
History will take “a dim view” of Theresa May’s Cabinet if it presses ahead with a no-deal Brexit if the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement is voted down by MPs next week, a senior minister has warned.
The next phase of the Universal Credit programme (UC) will be overhauled following widespread criticism of the extension of the flagship welfare reform.
As the countdown continues to Brexit on March 29, here’s what been happening over the past week.
The editor of new BBC show Politics Live has defended his selection of an all-female panel for the programme’s debut.
Actress Keeley Hawes has revealed she studied former home secretary Amber Rudd as part of her preparation for her new political part in BBC drama Bodyguard.
A “silent majority” among Conservative MPs wants a “sensible” Brexit which minimises disruption to British business, Theresa May’s former deputy Damian Green has said.
Jeremy Corbyn needs to do more to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, comedian James Acaster has said.
Social media companies have been warned they must no longer be “passive hosts” in the fight to tackle surging levels of violence.