IMF says UK economy is likely to contract 0.6% as rising interest rates and higher taxes take toll Britain is expected to be the only major industrialised country to see its economy shrink this year after the impact of Liz Truss’s brief premiership prompted a sharp growth downgrade from the […]

House of Lords votes against flagship public order bill on day when Extinction Rebellion protesters disrupted proceedings in chamber A government bill aimed at cracking down on protest has suffered a number of setbacks in the House of Lords, setting the stage for a tense showdown between parliament’s two chambers. […]

Report by children’s commissioner for England finds worrying amount of content involves violence One in 10 children have watched pornography by the time they are nine years old, according to “disturbing” new research by the children’s commissioner for England. The report found a quarter of pupils in their final year […]

PM’s judgment in question as Zahawi fails to apologise after inquiry finds breaches of ministerial code Analysis: a narrowing window to win back trust Rishi Sunak has sacked the Conservative party chair, Nadhim Zahawi, for serious breaches of the ministerial code over his tax affairs, after weeks of damaging headlines […]

Exclusive: from physical and mental health to education and careers, two studies detail ways in which young still suffer ‘We’re on permanent catch-up’: how Covid has changed young Britons’ lives Young people have been “disastrously” affected by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, according to two pieces of research that […]