Food industry warns of Brexit workforce shortage

Food industry warns of Brexit workforce shortage

Image copyright Reuters The UK food industry has warned that a Brexit workforce shortage could leave a third of its businesses unviable. The Food and Drink Federation said: “Our sector faces a rapidly approaching workforce shortage and skills gap.” In its survey of the “farm-to-fork” supply chain, almost half of all businesses surveyed said EU […]

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

The Home Office sent about 100 letters “in error” to EU citizens living in the UK, saying they were liable for “detention”. The mistake emerged after a Finnish academic, who has the right to live in the UK, received one of the letters. Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg, who is married to a British citizen, was […]

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Image caption Political and business leaders have gathered at a transport summit in Leeds’ Cloth Hall Court The north of England “needs transport investment now”, the Mayor of Greater Manchester said as northern leaders gather at a transport summit in Leeds. In a tweet, Andy Burnham said: “We are here with one loud, clear and […]

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May says “people were pleased” to hear the TMO was being removed The organisation that manages Grenfell Tower is to be stripped of responsibility for the west London estate it is part of, the PM has said. Theresa May said she had a “respectful” meeting with survivors of the fire, which left at […]

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Image copyright Getty Images Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be “worth consulting” on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years. However, Labour colleagues have criticised the move as “normalising attacks”. […]

North should ‘take control’ of transport, says Grayling

North should ‘take control’ of transport, says Grayling

Image copyright Transport for Greater Manchester The north of England’s leaders should “take control” of their own transport networks, Chris Grayling has said. Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the transport secretary said: “The success of northern transport depends on the North itself.” The article comes ahead of a transport summit in the region to be […]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin tour of Scottish seats

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin tour of Scottish seats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeremy Corbyn spoke at rallies in Scotland prior to June’s snap general election, such as this one in Glasgow Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to begin a tour of Scottish constituencies with a visit to the Western Isles. Mr Corbyn will meet staff at Harris Tweed Hebrides before addressing a […]

Childcare website ‘must be improved’, says Morgan

Childcare website ‘must be improved’, says Morgan

Image copyright Getty Images The website parents in England use to apply for financial help with childcare must be improved, says Nicky Morgan who chairs the Treasury Committee, . Parents first reported glitches with the Childcare Service website mid-May – just weeks after it was made live. HM Revenue & Customs, which runs the site, […]