Members of the public could block council tax increases under proposals unveiled by the coalition government.
Defence secretary Liam Fox faces being forced to make sweeping cuts to conventional forces after the Treasury repeated its refusal to pay for Britain's nuclear deterrent from its own coffers.
A comprehensive shake-up of the welfare system which would see Labour's tax credits potentially replaced by a 'universal benefit' is being outlined today.
Three former MPs and a peer's bid to avoid a criminal trial over their expenses claims has failed.
David Miliband continues to hold off his brother Ed Miliband in the race for the Labour leadership, a poll suggests.
Intelligence used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq has been dismissed as "tittle-tattle" by John Prescott.
Michael Gove has been forced to defend rushing legislation revolutionising the schools system through parliament after the government admitted only 153 schools had applied to become academies.
David Cameron has defended his frank comments about Pakistan, after ruffling diplomatic feathers in Islamabad and beyond.
David Cameron and Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh have hailed the British trade delegation's visit a success, after meeting for talks.
Present arrangements for local authority pensions are not sustainable, the Audit Commission has warned.
David Cameron has denied misleading Conservative MPs during coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats, insisting he did not tell them Labour was offering Nick Clegg's party electoral reform without a referendum.
Employers will not be able to force 65-year-olds to retire from October 2011, the government has announced, giving older people the opportunity to continue working as long as they like.
A former aide to Tony Blair has been cleared of wrongdoing after allegations that she would take cash to exercise parliamentary influence.
A protestor who threw eggs at senior Conservative Muslim Sayeeda WArsi in Luton has been jailed for six weeks.
A government waste review has been greeted with pessimism by local representatives, who have warned of the enormity of the task ahead.
The Scottish government may have to abandon some of its most distinctive policies in the face of sweeping spending cuts, an independent budget review has concluded.
Leading government and opposition figures have come forward to defend their stance on the voting reform bill following Labour's U-turn.
The British Army nearly "seized up" in 2006 as it faced a "perfect storm" of challenges, its former head has told the Iraq inquiry.
The strongest British trade delegation to India for decades is beginning its three-day visit, as the UK seeks a new "special relationship" with one of the world's largest emerging economies.
The coalition government's plans for energy security and meeting climate change targets are facing growing concern from environmental groups.
Britain's introduction of an immigration cap is the subject of an ongoing debate within the coalition government, Vince Cable has said.
The refusal of key players in the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to give evidence to the US Senate's foreign relations committee is attracting criticism in Washington.
A like-for-like replacement for Britain's nuclear deterrent may not be worth the huge cuts in conventional forces which will be required, an influential thinktank has warned.
The home secretary has announced a review of antisocial behaviour measures after declaring attempts to moderate drinking had "failed".