Westminster News

Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May MP

A letter from Theresa May, Prime Minister

I have just been to Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty the Queen has asked me to form a new Government. And I accepted. In David Cameron, I follow in the footsteps of a great, modern Prime Minister. Under David's leadership, the Government stabilised the economy, reduced the budget deficit, and helped more people into work than ever before. But David's true legacy is not about the economy, but about social justice.

Summer Budget 2015

On 8 July 2015, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered the Summer Budget. This budget puts security first: the economic security of a country that lives within its means, the financial security of lower taxes and a new National Living Wage, and the national security of a country that defends itself and its values. It is a One Nation Budget from a One Nation Government: continuing to move Britain from a low wage, high tax, high welfare economy to a higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare society.

Boost for Local Democracy and a Free Press

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has signed an order allowing press and public to film and digitally report from all public meetings of local government bodies. He says local democracy needs local journalists and bloggers to report and scrutinise the work of their council.

Budget 2014

BUDGET 2014: building a resilient economyThis Budget is part of our long-term economic plan to give economic security to the families of Britain. The single biggest risk would be to abandon the plan and listen to Labour’s calls to borrow more, spend more and put up taxes. That would put families’ economic security at risk.  HELP FOR SAVERS - support for savers is at the centre of this Budget.