Boris Johnson is expected to attack George Osborne's plan to cut tax credits when he addresses the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.Read the full story ›
Jeremy Corbyn has urged activists to engage in "civilised debate" and not "personal abuse" after ugly scenes at demonstrations outside the Conservative Party conference.
The demonstration, involving about 60,000 people, was largely peaceful but some activists spat at journalists entering the Manchester Central venue and police made four arrests.
If we go into politics, we go into our union work, we go into our lives on the basis that what we say we hope is of value, what the other person says we hope is of value, and we engage in an intelligent, civilised debate, not responding to personal abuse and not making personal abuse."
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been urged to apologise for suggesting tax credit cuts will make Britons work harder.Read the full story ›
George Osborne has announced a "devolution revolution" giving councils full control over business rates.
The chancellor used his speech at the Conservative Party conference to lay out why the party should stay in power long term.
ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports from Manchester:
Business leaders welcome the announcement that councils will be allowed to keep rates totalling £26 billion which they raise from business.Read the full story ›
George Osborne thanked David Cameron for his support in a conference speech viewed by many as a pitch to be his successor.
The Chancellor gave a special thank you to the Prime Minister during his address in Manchester, thanking him for his support when some had doubted his abilities during the coalition government's five-year term.
"Let's face it, there were moments when lots of people had doubts about whether our plans would work - moments, as I was well aware, that people had doubts about me."
He added that "my friend" Mr Cameron had supported him both privately and publicly during that period.
New plans for councils to raise their own business rates may have saved the jobs of hundreds of workers at SSI's steel plant in Redcar if brought in earlier, ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand reports.
The measures, announced by the Chancellor today, will see councils given the power to raise or lower their own business rates - something which could have allowed the local authority to act to help the plant.
Shame these business rate powers won't be immediate - SSI long complained it faced rates way higher than other countries #cpc15
Business rates announcement answers the criticism that devolution just means devolving cuts. Councils could now increase their revenue.
Around 2,200 staff will lose their jobs after SSI went into liquidation, while the local economy is also likely to take a hit as a result of the plant's closure.
The singer and anti-austerity campaigner has apologised for abuse directed at journalists covering the Conservative Party Conference.Read the full story ›
George Osborne has announced that local councils will be allowed to keep the business rates they raise, providing them with £26 billion.
In exchange, the local government grant will be phased out - leaving councils with a surplus on what they had before, Osborne said.
Local authorities will be given the power to raise or lower business rates, as the single national rate is abolished completely.
Local government to keep £26bn of business rates rather than send to Whitehall, announces Osborne.
Local Govt grant to be phased out in return for allowing councils to keep all the money they raise in business rates