Budget 2016: Improving our schools

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.By providing extra money so every school in England becomes an academy, we are improving our schools so our children get the best start in life. We are also doubling sports funding in primary

Pledge to Vote Conservative on 5 May

On 5th May voters across Britain have a crucial decision to make: to vote for a strong Conservative who will stand up for you and your local area for the next four years, or for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party whose policies include printing money, raising income tax and scrapping our nuclear defenc

Devolving powers to Scotland

We are delivering for Scotland by devolving more powers to the Scottish Parliament. The fiscal framework agreed by the UK and Scottish governments will underpin the new powers being delivered in the Scotland Bill.This agreement shows that we are fulfilling our commitments and making devolution in

MP Dominic Raab to campaign for EU exit

Dominic Raab MP is to campaign for Britain to leave the EU, saying he thinks it is better for the country to be "masters of our own destiny".

Getting Britain Building

More than 130,000 people have been able to become homeowners since the launch of Help to Buy in 2013.New research found that 43% of new homes built under the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme since its launch would have not been built without introduction of the scheme.The report also found that 82

Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners are the democratic link between the police and the public.They are visible, public figures, elected in the most powerful way possible - at the ballot box - with the mandate to take executive decisions to improve policing in their area.PCCs help to cut crime by setti

The two things everyone needs to know about Sadiq Khan

There are two things everyone needs to know about Sadiq Khan: He backed Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour Leader He says he’d do it againThat’s right: Sadiq Khan backed Jeremy Corbyn to lead his Party – the man who wants to print money to fund more spending, ramp up taxes on working people

Tonight's Evening Standard hustings - what you need to know

Will you be watching tonight’s Evening Standard London Mayoral hustings, taking place at 6.30pm?It will be on London Live (Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117, Virgin channel 159, YouView channel 8) and you can also watch a webcast here.If you’re tweeting during the event, the hashtag is #ESHusti

Doubling free childcare for working parents

This Government is committed to supporting families at every stage of their lives – ensuring parents have access to high quality, affordable childcare is a priority.In our 2015 manifesto we committed to doubling the amount of free childcare for working parents to 30 hours a week – the biggest eve