How could May turmoil affect Brexit?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg announced on Thursday he had submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady This scenario would make the PM’s fighting spirit null and void. If the Conservative Party wants to oust her, MPs have to write letters to the chair of the 1922…

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Government backtracks on gaming machines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure. Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the…

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Tory rebellion over betting machines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The government is facing a rebellion over when a crackdown on fixed-odds gambling machines is introduced. Ministers have promised to cut the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in October 2019 – but some MPs are calling…

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Is rent cheaper in the next street?

Chart showing rent in Londons priciest postcodes versus the cheapest postcodes. Search for an area above or Select one below to explore map Explore another area Birmingham Glasgow Leeds Full results for this area Interactive map Zoom map out – Cardiff London Manchester For one-bedroom flats, rent in the most…

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MPs launch probe into financial fairness

Consumer loyalty ‘rip-off’ Loyal customers pay £75 too much “With customers expected to take more responsibility for their financial planning and resilience, bank branches closing, and the number of free-to-use ATMs falling, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for vulnerable customers to access certain financial services,” said Nicky Morgan, chair of the…

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