BBC News - UK Politics 8 February 2018

Council tax hikes planned 'across England'

Most English councils are planning to raise taxes and charges amid fears for their stability, a survey suggests.

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MPs face tougher sanctions for sexual harassment and bullying

MPs will also be offered "consent training" in plans to stamp out bullying and harassment.

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Bank of England hints at earlier and larger rate rises

Interest rates could rise by a "somewhat greater extent" than previously thought, the Bank of England says.

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Haringey Council row: High Court backs £2bn housing project

The decision comes after the scheme caused a split within the local Labour party.

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May to tell Japanese firms she wants EU deal as soon as possible

Theresa May to tell Japanese investors in the UK she wants a Brexit transition deal as soon as possible.

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National Audit Office asked to look into Motability

The government request follows reports about the charity's reserves and chief executive's pay.

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'Tensions' within Labour during by-election campaign

There were problems during the Alyn and Deeside by-election campaign, the economy secretary admits.

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Pet shop puppy sale ban considered by ministers

Puppy buyers in England would need to deal with a breeder or rehousing centre under proposals.

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Brexit: Official forecasts suggest economies throughout UK will be hit

Government assessments predict the biggest hit for regions that voted to Leave.

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John Humphrys put on spot over Carrie Gracie remarks by Jo Swinson

The Today presenter is asked by Jo Swinson if he has apologised to Carrie Gracie over remarks he made about the gender pay gap.

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