BBC : politics
12h23 27  février
Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit
The chancellor says public finances are facing a challenge from the impact of the pandemic.
19h02 26  février
Local elections: Door-to-door campaigning to be allowed
Activists are urged to show social responsibility during campaigning for England’s local elections.
20h59
Alex Salmond says there is ’no doubt’ Nicola Sturgeon broke ministerial code
The former first minister makes the claim during his long-awaited appearance at a Holyrood inquiry.
14h07 27  février
Anas Sarwar wins Scottish Labour leadership race
The Glasgow MSP defeated rival candidate Monica Lennon in the contest to replace Richard Leonard.
15h13 25  février
Could Alex Salmond bring down Nicola Sturgeon?
The next week could be bloody for the SNP as a Scottish Parliament inquiry concludes.
16h51 26  février
Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab rollout
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.
10h27
Freeports: What are they and will they make the UK money?
Rishi Sunak thinks the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK - but not everyone agrees.
18h17
Covid: Thousands sign petition against vaccine passports
More than 200,000 people are urging the government not to introduce documents offering proof of vaccination.
14h37
Labour renews vow to keep nuclear weapons
The party says the Trident missile system is non-negotiable and pledges to support Nato.
16h48
Covid-19: Ministers urged to ban ’reckless’ evictions over rent arrears
A group of MPs and peers is calling for urgent action to end the Covid-19 rent debt crisis in England.
02h21
MPs investigate ditching smart motorways
A coroner says the roads - where hard shoulders become lanes at busy times - create a death risk .
21h57 25  février
Government agrees to call pregnant women mothers
A bill to give ministers maternity pay will change, after peers reject the use of the term person .
19h39
Kemi Badenoch Twitter complaint dismissed by government
The equalities minister was criticised after publishing a journalist’s emails on Twitter.
09h13 26  février
Manchester attack: ’Martyn’s Law’ would ’minimise terror risk’
A consultation begins into new anti-terror legislation in memory of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett.
00h02
Budget 2021: Support pubs by cutting beer duty, say Conservative MPs
Cheaper beer could support struggling pubs MPs argue, but alcohol awareness campaigners are opposed.
14h50 25  février
Coronavirus: Public need ’home truths’ on economy - Hammond
The ex-chancellor says Boris Johnson must do the right thing , even if it means risking unpopularity.
19h17
Kids Company founder calls for apology from Gove
The charity, which supported vulnerable young people in London and Bristol, closed its doors in 2015.
19h24
MPs row over who controls Wales’ ’levelling up’ cash
Tory MP Stephen Crabb says Welsh Labour wants to stop UK ministers spending on projects in Wales.
14h25
Fake emails sent to MPs totally unacceptable - Lindsay Hoyle
The Commons Speaker hits out after an academic study tries to test MPs’ responses to constituents.
13h28
Lord Fowler steps down as Lord Speaker to campaign on Aids
The peer, who chairs debates in the House of Lords, says he wants the freedom to campaign on issues.
15h18
Covid: MPs’ tearoom could be renamed in honour of worker
The Speaker says caterer Julia Clifford, who has died after contracting Covid, would never be forgotten .
15h21
Downing Street sets up new unit to focus on keeping the UK together
It comes days after the surprise departure of Boris Johnson’s chief adviser on the union.
14h20
Post-Brexit trade: Boris Johnson calls for eat British fish campaign
The PM promises action to boost the industry - but Labour says his Brexit deal threatens jobs.
14h15
Civil service advertises for ’storyteller’ to join its ranks
The Cabinet Office is advertising for a ’data visualisation’ expert as part of civil service revamp.
13h46
Rough sleeper numbers ’down a third in a year’
Just under 2,700 people were sleeping rough on one autumn night in 2020, official estimates suggest.
13h32 26  février
Holyrood inquiry: Alex Salmond critical of government leadership
Former First Minister Alex Salmond gives evidence to the committee investigating the Scottish government’s mishandling of complaints against him.
12h59 25  février
Lord Speaker Fowler stands down to campaign on HIV and Aids
The Speaker of the House of Lords announces his retirement from the role.
16h54
Robert Jenrick on rough sleeping and homeless figures in England
Rough sleeping has fallen for three years across England, the housing secretary has said.
12h46
Boris Johnson says exams strategy will be ’fair’ and ’durable’
PM says the plan for teachers to grade A-level and GCSE results in England is the right way forward .
00h07 24  février
Chris Smith calls for more diversity in Government
Lord Chris Smith is calling for more diversity in Government.
11h11 27  février
Anas Sarwar: Who is the new Scottish Labour leader?
Anas Sarwar takes charge of Scottish Labour just 10 weeks before the next Scottish Parliament election.
18h16 25  février
Salmond and Sturgeon: What is the controversy all about?
Two central characters in the Scottish independence movement are in a bitter dispute.
12h35 26  février
Vaccine passports’: Will I need one for going out, work and travel?
The government is reviewing whether venues can ask for proof of vaccination or a negative test.
00h12 25  février
Government urged to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot work as tutors
There has been an increase in private tuition during the pandemic but concerns remain about the checks in place.
15h51 23  février
What’s the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
The prime minister has announced a plan for how the lockdown will be lifted in England.
16h55
Lockdown review: What are the risks of schools, pubs and shops reopening?
Lockdown in England and Scotland will be lifted in stages - what are the risks associated with relaxing certain restrictions?
01h49 20  février
What next for PM’s Union plan as second adviser quits?
The PM is looking for his third head of the Union unit in as many weeks after Oliver Lewis resigned.
00h39
Future generations bill sounds ’namby pamby’ but it’s start, says Lord Bird
The man behind the magazine wants a new law to protect future generations - but is anyone listening?
10h01 18  février
Brexit charges: Why is my online shopping more expensive?
Some UK customers have been hit by extra charges since Brexit but why?
00h00 19  février
University watchdog faces ’impartiality’ questions
Lord Wharton is also a paid adviser to an energy firm trying to build through a university’s land.
14h44 18  février
Long Covid: ’I can’t walk 10m without a rest’
Three people tell the BBC how the condition has affected their physical and mental health.
00h32 14  février
Neonatal pay: ’I was cheated out of time with my premature baby’
Campaigners and MPs are calling on the government to bring in pay and leave for parents of neonatal babies.
11h19 12  février
Nigel Farage’s anti-lockdown party: Future force or busted flush?
Nigel Farage is hoping lockdown sceptics will rally behind Reform UK - successor to the Brexit Party.
10h19 18  février
Cumbria coal mine: What is the controversy about?
Cumbrian councillors are reviewing their support for a controversial coal mine near Whitehaven.
15h07 21  octobre
Covid: Do all tier 3 area workers get 80% of their wages?
The prime minister claims workers will get 80% of their wages. Will they?