Gordon Brown's decision to scrap dividend tax credit in his first Budget has been defended by a Treasury official amid criticism from charities and the Conservatives.
The UK is set to become on of the first countries to commit to promoting the human rights of people with disabilities.
The UN security council has voiced its "grave concerns" over Iran's capture of 15 British sailors, in statement calling on Tehran to allow UK consular access to the detainees.
MPs have robustly criticised the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK, concluding many applicants lack advice and support and the overall experience can be "inhuman and degrading".
British workplaces need to promote flexibility for the benefit of employers and employees, the prime minister has argued.
The Welsh Conservatives have unveiled their manifesto for the forthcoming Welsh election, billed as their most comprehensive and ambitious yet.
The chancellor Gordon Brown has met with British troops in Afghanistan, where he praised their "great courage and bravery".
Tony Blair has been forced to defend the government's handling of the ongoing Iranian hostage crisis, as Iran releases a second "confession" from one of the 15 captured sailors.
The House of Lords last night voted against the government order on casinos, leaving culture secretary Tessa Jowell struggling to claim plans are "very much alive".
The Home Office is to concentrate on security and counter-terrorism, creating a slimmer department to "meet the challenges of today's world", the home secretary confirmed today.
The compulsory pension savings scheme must be simple and cheap if it is to succeed, MPs have told parliament.
Rising carbon emissions underscore the need for the UK to take "swift and decisive action" on climate change, the environment minister David Miliband has claimed.
Gordon Brown has denied last week's Budget offered workers a "tax con" and insisted the majority of people will be better off under his budget.
The Conservative party see David Miliband as an increasing rival to David Cameron, as the environment secretary moves to enhance his media profile.
The government's treatment of failed asylum seekers goes against "human decency" and needs to be reformed, a report published today has argued.
Foreign nationals will be forced to carry ID cards, as part of new measures to strengthen border controls, the Home Office announced today.
Negotiations with Iran to secure the release of 15 personnel have entered the "next phase" the prime minister and foreign security said today.
Plaid Cymru today unveiled its manifesto ahead of May's Welsh assembly election.
The SNP have achieved a ten point lead over Labour ahead of the upcoming Scottish election.
MPs will be able to scrutinise the decision to site the UK's first super casino in Manchester, the culture secretary Tessa Jowell has conceded.
Parliament will today rush through legislation in order to delay devolution to Northern Ireland ahead of a power-sharing executive on May 8th.
Schools should not blame the victim for bullying, by encouraging them to change their behaviour or excluding them for retaliation, a report has warned.
The prime minister has launched a comprehensive review of crime, designed to focus on the offender not the offence.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are on course to miss their targets on child poverty, as new figures show the number of children in relative poverty has increased.