Job centre

Benefit claimants to be made to work longer hours to avoid job centre visits

A pair of wedding rings

Wedding guests ‘thinking creatively’ about ways to save on costs

Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwarteng to shoot down prospect of electronic strike ballots

Rail and Tube strikes

Abbott and McDonnell urge Starmer to ‘come off the fence’ over strikes

Strikers on picket line

Further strike action possible as latest walkout cripples rail services again

Edinburgh Waverley

Passengers face disruption on third day of rail strikes

Simon Clarke

We cannot tolerate ‘wildly excessive’ public sector pay claims, Clarke says

Rail and Tube strikes

RMT boss calls on Shapps to ‘tone down the rhetoric and get on with his job’


PM not ruling out cutting VAT on energy bills to ease cost-of-living crisis

An aeroplane

Sun, sea and spend: Holidaymakers expect to increase resort budgets this year

Trains sit in sidings in Newcastle

Rail chaos continues as workers stage third 24-hour strike in a week

Passengers at Paddington station, west London

New rail strike alert over fears of weekend travel chaos


Strong gains for FTSE 100 as consumer firms push higher

Ticket barriers at Waverley Station

Scotland’s hospitality industry could lose £50m due to rail strikes, body warns

B&M store

B&M in line for sales fall but looks set to benefit from switch to budget brands

An RMT Union Steward at Nottingham Station

RMT Twitter account adds 60,000 followers – but union says ‘not all support us’

Belgium EU Summit

‘The dream comes true’: Croatia to start using euros in January

Tourists outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Dropping Covid travel rules led to surge in overseas visitors, stats show