Theresa May pledges help for young on student fees and housing

Theresa May pledges help for young on student fees and housing

Media captionTheresa May says the government “has to look again” at the issue of tuition fees Theresa May has admitted a change in her party’s approach on tuition fees in England, saying she has listened to voters and fees will freeze at £9,250. Fee repayment thresholds will also rise, so graduates will start paying back […]

Theresa May promises £10bn Help to Buy boost

Theresa May promises £10bn Help to Buy boost

Image copyright Getty Images The government will find an extra £10bn for the Help to Buy scheme to let another 135,000 people get on the property ladder, Theresa May has said. The extra cash will help buyers get a mortgage with a deposit of as little as 5% to buy newly built homes. Mrs May […]

Tories urgently need more volunteers, says Sir Eric Pickles

Tories urgently need more volunteers, says Sir Eric Pickles

Image copyright PA The Conservative Party urgently needs to increase its number of activists on the ground, a post-mortem of its general election campaign has said. It also needs to sign up younger members or risk being outgunned by the “united left” that rallied behind Jeremy Corbyn. The report, by former minister Sir Eric Pickles, […]

Theresa May pledges help for young on fees and housing

Theresa May pledges help for young on fees and housing

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is set to announce that tuition fees will be frozen at £9,250 a year in an overhaul of student funding. The prime minister said the repayment threshold would also rise, so graduates will only start paying back loans once they earn £25,000, rather than £21,000. The announcement, as the Tory […]

Ruth Davidson: UK is too ‘London-centric’

Ruth Davidson: UK is too ‘London-centric’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ruth Davidson is due to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester later Ruth Davidson is to demand Scotland benefits more from being part of the Union with a plea for more government jobs to be relocated north. The Scottish Conservative leader will say the UK “continues to be far […]

PM pledges help for young people on fees and housing

PM pledges help for young people on fees and housing

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is set to announce that tuition fees will be frozen at £9,250 in an overhaul of student funding. The PM told the Sun on Sunday the repayment threshold would also rise, so graduates only start paying back their loans once they are earning £25,000. The changes to the loan system […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson urges two-year transition time limit

Brexit: Boris Johnson urges two-year transition time limit

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is coming under fresh pressure over Brexit on the eve of the Conservative party conference. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has again intervened on Brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary. Speaking to the Sun, Mr Johnson insisted any transition period after Britain leaves the EU should not last […]

Animal cruelty sentences to rise to five years in prison

Animal cruelty sentences to rise to five years in prison

Image copyright PA People in England who commit the most serious crimes of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison, the government has said. The move – an increase on the current six-month maximum sentence – follows a number of cases where English courts wanted to hand down tougher sentences. Environment Secretary […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out four Brexit conditions

Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out four Brexit conditions

Image copyright PA Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has again intervened on Brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary. Speaking to the Sun ahead of the Conservative party conference, Mr Johnson insisted any transition period after Britain leaves the EU should not last “a second more” than two years. He said the UK should […]

Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader

Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader

Image copyright Getty Images Henry Bolton has been elected UKIP leader – the party’s fourth in just over a year. The ex-soldier, who saw off a challenge from anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters, won with 30% of the vote. He told the party conference: “Brexit is our core task however, it is not the end […]