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Today โ€” May 31st 2020SkyNews Politics

PM's stand-in 'unaware' of Cummings lockdown trip

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has admitted he did not know Boris Johnson's top aide had travelled to Durham during lockdown while he was standing in for the prime minister.

  • May 31st 2020 at 13:57

'Too soon' for children to return to school, government warned

It is "too soon" for primary children to return to school when lockdown measures are relaxed from tomorrow, the government has been warned.

  • May 31st 2020 at 12:37

'We can't just stay in lockdown forever,' says Raab as rules relaxed

The UK "can't just stay in lockdown forever", Dominic Raab has told Sky News as he defended a gradual easing of the coronavirus rules despite concerns raised by some government scientific advisers.

  • May 31st 2020 at 11:37

Labour MP steps down as whip after admitting lockdown breach by meeting partner

A Labour MP is no longer in a frontbench role after breaking lockdown rules, Sky News understands.

  • May 31st 2020 at 00:52

Two million vulnerable 'shielders' will be allowed to meet loved ones from Monday

Boris Johnson is easing more lockdown rules, this time allowing those vulnerable to coronavirus who are shielding to leave home and go outdoors.

  • May 30th 2020 at 23:57
Yesterday โ€” May 30th 2020SkyNews Politics

Coronavirus lockdown rules are clear and 'apply to everybody', top medic says

The coronavirus rules are clear and apply to everybody, England's deputy chief medical officer has warned.

  • May 30th 2020 at 18:56

Britain faces 'very dangerous moment' as lockdown eased

Britain is facing a "very dangerous moment" with the easing of lockdown restrictions, says the deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

  • May 30th 2020 at 11:32

What is next for Dominic Cummings?

From the moment Boris Johnson arrived in Downing Street, one key figure was lurking in the background.

  • May 30th 2020 at 15:28
Before yesterdaySkyNews Politics

Businesses must pay towards furloughed staff from August - as chancellor reveals end date

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled plans for employers to start paying towards the wages of their furloughed staff .

  • May 29th 2020 at 15:54

Current lockdown plans are 'confusing' for the vulnerable millions shielding, govt warned

Millions of vulnerable people shielding during the coronavirus outbreak must get more clarity about when their lives can start to return to normal as lockdown across the UK eases, a group of charities has demanded.

  • May 29th 2020 at 11:55

Chancellor to ask employers to pay 20% of workers' wages - reports

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to make an announcement on the furlough scheme, with reports suggesting employers will be asked to pay 20% of workers' wages as well as national insurance and pension contributions.

  • May 29th 2020 at 06:18

PM's brute effort to save Dominic Cummings appears to have succeeded

The answer from the government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance on Dominic Cummings was actually entirely sensible, if not the one the svengali's critics might have wanted to hear.

  • May 28th 2020 at 22:55

'Trumpesque' PM stops top experts answering questions about Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson has been accused of "Trumpesque" behaviour after intervening to stop the government's top experts from answering questions about Dominic Cummings.

  • May 28th 2020 at 18:03

Tory MPs call for 'urgent action' to save aviation jobs

A cross-party group of MPs - including more than 20 Conservatives - are calling for the government to take "urgent action" to save jobs in the aviation industry.

  • May 28th 2020 at 17:13

Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules - Durham police

Dominic Cummings may have committed "a minor breach" of lockdown rules but will face no further action, Durham police have said.

  • May 28th 2020 at 13:43

'World beating' test and trace system launches amid reports of 'crashes'

The government's coronavirus test and trace programme has launched but there were reports of crashes amid suggestions it may not be fully ready.

  • May 27th 2020 at 17:13

Hancock laughs off claims test and trace brought forward to distract from Cummings row

Matt Hancock has warned people could be forced to self-isolate under the new coronavirus test and trace system if they do not follow the rules voluntarily.

  • May 28th 2020 at 08:29

Hancock warns self-isolating could be mandatory as he laughs off Cummings row

Matt Hancock has warned people could be forced to self-isolate under the new coronavirus test and trace system if they do not follow the rules voluntarily.

  • May 28th 2020 at 08:29

Saving his Rasputin has cost Tsar Boris the public trust

Dominic Cummings has long been the talk of the political club in Westminster, fascinated by this Rasputin-like figure and devastatingly effective campaigner at the centre of the Downing Street machine. 

  • May 28th 2020 at 03:13

Cheers! Johnson hints at pubs opening before July

Boris Johnson is announcing his second major review of coronavirus lockdown rules, 66 days after he introduced them in late March.

  • May 28th 2020 at 00:11
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