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Home Office suspends immigration checks on UK bank accounts

Decision is second such U-turn following NHS data-sharing after problems highlighted by Windrush scandal The Home Office is to suspend controversial immigration checks on thousands of bank accounts in the wake of the Windrush scandal. The department is in the ...

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Theresa May pledges £400m to remove Grenfell-style cladding

PM says cost of safety work should not eat into social housing maintenance budgets The government will commit about £400m to cover the cost for councils and housing associations of replacing potentially dangerous cladding from high-rise blocks in the wake ...

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Brexit at PMQs: Corbyn tells PM to ‘step aside’ and let Labour do deal

Theresa May should “step aside” and let Labour do the Brexit deal if she cannot even get her ministers to agree on their aims, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The “uncertainty” facing the UK because of the lack of cabinet agreement ...

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Average person will need £260,000 for retirement, says report

Younger workers without own property will have to save much more to enjoy a basic income The average person will have to save £260,000 over their lifetime to enjoy a basic income in retirement, climbing to £445,000 if they are ...

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May tries to charm MPs in bid to avoid party split over post-Brexit customs plan

Ministers on both sides of debate make it clear that they are unlikely to be swayed Theresa May has held private meetings for dozens of Conservative backbench MPs in an effort to get them onside with her customs union plans ...

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Home Office accused of ‘shambolic incompetence’ over skilled migrants

Letters from immigration minister Caroline Nokes appear to show she knew about deportations months earlier than she claimed The Home Office has been accused of being unfit for purpose and guilty of “shambolic incompetence” after letters written by Caroline Nokes, ...

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UK needs Brexit ‘safe harbour’ – David Miliband

David Miliband has urged the UK to seek a “safe harbour” after Brexit by staying in the European Economic Area. The ex-Labour foreign secretary said Jeremy Corbyn, who has ruled out the so-called Norway model, risked becoming the “midwife of ...

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Sadiq Khan: UK citizenship fees leave children in limbo

London mayor fears another Windrush scandal with young facing fees of more than £1,000 Children and teenagers born in Britain are being left in limbo without access to education or employment because of £1,000 fees to gain citizenship, Sadiq Khanhas ...

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Brexit: Gove doubts whether No 10 customs plan is ‘deliverable’

Michael Gove has cast doubt on the viability of Theresa May’s proposed customs partnership with the EU after Brexit, telling the BBC it has “flaws”. The environment secretary said there were “significant question marks” about whether the model, described as ...

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Complex rules for universal credit see one in five claims fail

Thousands feared to be out of pocket after applications turned down for ‘non-compliance with the process’ Fears are emerging over the complexity of the government’s new welfare system after data revealed that one in five applicants is being turned down ...

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