Politics

By Nick Triggle Health correspondent Hospital bosses have urged ministers to re-open pay talks with staff as the NHS in England prepares its biggest-ever round of NHS strikes this week. NHS Providers chief Sir Julian Hartley said health bosses wanted to see fresh negotiations given walkouts have been suspended in Scotland and Wales following new
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Reuters By Becky Morton Political reporter MPs have backed plans aimed at enforcing minimum service levels for some sectors during strikes. Under the bill, some employees, including in the rail industry and emergency services, would be required to work during industrial action – and could be sacked if they refuse. The bill passed by 315
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Getty Images The chairman of the Conservative Party, Nadhim Zahawi, is coming under increasing political pressure to fully explain the circumstances of a multimillion-pound tax settlement. The BBC has been told Mr Zahawi paid a penalty over previously unpaid tax while he was chancellor. But despite acknowledging the tax issue, Mr Zahawi has left some
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