The City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has shelved plans for an inquiry into the culture, pay and behaviour of staff in banking.
Source: Banking culture inquiry shelved by regulator FCA – BBC News
BBC political correspondent Chris Mason looks at three stories likely to loom large in the world of politics in 2016.
Source: Politics 2016: Jeremy Corbyn, migration and the EU – BBC News
A year ago Labour members felt they could be just months from victory – now it is under very different leadership.
Source: 2015 political review: Labour divisions follow election defeat – BBC News
Parliament has “better things to be concerned with” than the government’s pledge to hold a vote on repealing the Hunting Act, the sports minister says.
Source: Fox hunting: Parliament has ‘better things to do’ than repeal Act – BBC News
A man of peace had this to say. Sad days.
Justin Welby endorses use of force in Syria
Source: Justin Welby endorses use of force in Syria | Christian News on Christian Today
David Cameron has described Britain as “a Christian country” with “important religious roots and Christian values”. Christians haven’t always appreciated the Government’s policies, however.
Source: 8 times religious leaders didn’t think David Cameron’s policies were very Christian | UK Politics | News | The Independent
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson says the corporation should not have to bear the cost of free TV licences for the over-75s.
Source: Ex-BBC director general criticises licence fee deal – BBC News
Five of the largest investment banks in the UK paid no corporation tax in 2014, an analysis by Reuters news agency has shown.
Source: Five large banks paid no corporation tax in 2014, analysis shows – BBC News
The Green Party says it will challenge the BBC’s decision not to offer it a party political broadcast – while UKIP is to be allocated three annual slots.
Source: Greens challenge TV broadcast omission – BBC News