Rudd U-turns on proposal to cap child benefit

Amber Rudd has announced another U-turn on universal credit: she will not cap benefits for families with two or more children born before 2017. Child Poverty Action said this was “fantastically good news” but called for the two-child cap to be scrapped for all families. Rudd also said she was putting off rolling out universal credit.

May calls on union bosses to support Brexit deal

Theresa May has for the first time spoken to the heads of some of the country’s biggest unions, in an attempt to get Labour support for her EU exit agreement. The Prime Minister called Len McCluskey of Unite and Tim Roache of the GMB and told them the government might accept a Labour amendment guaranteeing workers’ rights.

Andy Murray in tears as he announces retirement

In a tearful press conference in Australia this morning, Andy Murray announced he will retire from tennis after this year’s Wimbledon – but fears next week’s Australian Open might be his last tournament because he is in such pain. The 31-year-old Scot said his hip injury means he sometimes struggles to put on his own shoes and socks.

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