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01 MAR 2024 Explainer

MPs' security

Increasing levels of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia have seen a rise in threats made to MPs. So what security do they receive and how is this funded?

29 JAN 2024 Explainer

Spending reviews

What are spending reviews and how do they work?