Powerful group of cross-party MPs demands chancellor brings forward full economic forecast and budget

Sky News Thursday, 29 September 2022
A powerful group of cross-party MPs has demanded the chancellor release a full economic forecast by the end of October - a month earlier than planned.

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Transport secretary urges rail unions to 'keep talking' [Video]

Transport secretary urges rail unions to 'keep talking'

Transport Secretary Mark Harper urges rail unions to "keep talking" with train operators and "call off" strikes planned for over Christmas. Speaking to MPs at the Transport Committee, Mr Harper says union leaders should "put those deals to their members with at least a neutral recommendation". Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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Officials talking to MPs about onshore wind ban amid growing Tory rebellion

Officials are in discussion with MPs about onshore wind farms amid a growing Conservative rebellion to lift the ban, a minister has confirmed.
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Gove 'absolutely determined' to meet 300,000 homes target [Video]

Gove 'absolutely determined' to meet 300,000 homes target

The Government is set to water down housebuilding targets after "well over 100 Tory MPs" threatened to rebel over planning reform. In a letter to MPs on Monday, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill would be amended to abolish mandatory housebuilding targets. Speaking on Monday evening, Mr Gove said: "It's a manifesto commitment to build 300,000 homes and it's one we're absolutely determined to meet." Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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Gove to drop house building target after Tory MP backlash

Michael Gove is set to drop the government's target to build 300,000 homes every year following an angry backlash from his own party's MPs.
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How does the number of MPs planning to step down compare to previous years?

As of Sunday night, 26 MPs had said they intend to stand down at the next general election - 13 Conservatives, 12 Labour and one Plaid Cymru.
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