Dods at Party Conference 2020

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By Kate Forrester
29 September 2020
Fewer civil servants will work from Whitehall even when the coronavirus crisis is over, the Cabinet Office permanent secretary has said.
By Georgina Bailey
29 September 2020
After a bitter internal Tory row over the government's long-awaited response to the Gender Recognition Act, Crispin Blunt has vowed to carry on what he sees as a vital battle for trans rights. Georgina Bailey speaks to him
By Alain Tolhurst
28 September 2020
Tory MPs have accused the country’s chief scientists of attempting "to terrify the British people” as they attacked the government’s coronavirus restrictions.
By Eleanor Langford
28 September 2020
The Department for Education is at odds with universities over who should be responsible for refunding unhappy students paying full fees for online-only tuition.
By Kate Proctor
28 September 2020
Manchester charity RECLAIM has complained to the Electoral Commission about actor Laurence Fox using the same name for his new political party, which they describe as a cynical attempt to "import American culture wars".
By Kate Forrester
27 September 2020
Gavin Williamson must come to the Commons next week to explain what the government is doing to tackle the Covid university crisis, Labour says.
By Alain Tolhurst and Kate Proctor
25 September 2020
The leader of a growing band of Tory rebels, Sir Graham Brady, says Matt Hancock must offer “explicit guarantees” MPs will get to vote on new coronavirus restrictions before they come into force or the government faces defeat on its flagship pandemic...
By Kate Proctor
25 September 2020
Modern slavery reports dropped by a quarter during the coronavirus lockdown, according to Home Office figures, with fears from workers' organisations the pandemic has provided a cover for exploitation.
By Alain Tolhurst
25 September 2020
The government has changed its message on the key areas of the coronavirus response multiple times in the last six months, leading to confusion, anger and a loss of support from the public.
By Kate Proctor
25 September 2020
Pubs, restaurants and hospitality venues account for around 20 percent of all Covid transmissions, according to the government's deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam.