Category: Politics

Budget Review 2021

The Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 was presented to Parliament on 27 October 2021 Associated documents are available in full at Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 documents In particular The Budget Red Book (pdf) Policy Costings (pdf) Given the propensity of the Government in particular, and politicians in general, to break promises as […]

Queens Speech May 2021

The State Opening of Parliament will took place today, Tuesday 11 May. The Queen’s Speech sets out the Government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to “build back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/queens-speech-to-be-held-on-11-may The Queen’s Speech will also confirm the continuation of a number of bills […]

Speaker of the House of Commons

An election for a new Speaker of the House of Commons was held on Monday 4 November following John Bercow’s last day as Speaker on Thursday 31 October 2019. Should candidates be asked to undergo an “impartiality” test ? The position was contested by 7 Candidates as follows: Chris Bryant Harriet Harman Meg Hillier Sir […]