UK health secretary Matt Hancock leaving 10 Downing Street with aide Gina Coladangelo last year. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has refused to sack Matt Hancock after the British health secretary apologised for breaching social distancing guidelines in a picture o(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer returning to his north London home on Sunday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

British Labour leader Keir Starmer has sacked his chief whip and replaced the shadow chancellor in a shadow cabinet reshuffle amid chaos at the top of(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: New measure subsidises the wages of employees who work at least a third of their normal hours. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer has announced a new wage subsidy scheme as the country recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus cases si(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: Employers who bring back someone furloughed and keeps them on the payroll until January will receive a £1,000 bonus.  Photograph: Jessica Taylor

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer has promised a further £30 billion to prevent the return of mass unemployment, offering direct support to employ(...)

 A circus performer in  Whitehall, London.  Circuses have  handed a petition to Downing Street  asking   Boris Johnson to allow  them to reopen. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday announce billions of pounds in further spending in an attempt to ease the economic(...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak at a remote press conference in 10 Downing Street, May 29th. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/AFP via Getty

British employers will have to contribute to the cost of the coronavirus furlough scheme from the start of August, taking on a bigger share of the bur(...)

Labour is deeply split over the issue of a second referendum, with a letter signed by 25 MPs on Thursday arguing against another public vote. Photograph: PA Wire

Eighty Labour MPs have told Jeremy Corbyn to secure a guarantee of a second referendum in any Brexit deal he reaches with Theresa May. A letter sign(...)

Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)