MPs to debate Budget details
MPs will drill down into the detail of the Budget today after George Osborne’s statement for an “aspiration nation” yesterday.
Detailed debate on a raft of measures to kick-start growth, including ploughing billions into boosting home ownership, amid gloomy economic forecasts will resume in the Commons this morning as polling showed a mixed response from voters.
Research for consumer group Which? carried out immediately after the Budget found 89% of voters backed the rise in the personal tax allowance to £10,000 and 87% supported moves to scrap the fuel duty rise.
Welby to be enthroned as Archbishop
RELIGIOUS leaders from across the globe will join royalty and senior politicians today for the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Most Rev Justin Welby will formally begin his public ministry as head of the Church of England, spiritual leader of the 77-million strong Anglican Communion and 105th Archbishop of Canterbury at a service in Canterbury Cathedral.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as Prime Minister David Cameron will be among around 2,000 people attending the ceremony.
Court to rule on Huhne case costs
A COURT hearing will be held today to decide how much former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce should pay for their points-swapping prosecution.
The disgraced MP and his former wife are each serving eight months in prison for perverting the course of justice when she took three speeding points for him a decade ago.
Approximately £117,500 was spent by prosecutors pursuing the former couple, Attorney General Dominic Grieve has said.
Le Vell due in court on sex charges
CORONATION Street actor Michael Le Vell will make his first appearance in Crown Court accused of child sex offences.
The star, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, will appear at Manchester Crown Court under his real name of Michael Turner.
The 48-year-old has been charged with 19 offences including six counts of raping a child, six allegations of indecently assaulting a child and seven counts of sexual activity with a child.
Davidson ‘vigorously denies’ claims
COMEDIAN Jim Davidson has “vigorously” denied the allegations made against him, after the star was rearrested over further alleged sex offences.
The 59-year-old faces allegations from “several women” over offences which date back up to 35 years, his solicitor said last night.
Davidson answered bail yesterday and was rearrested after police had received further complaints.