Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling launches Better Together, the "no" campaign for the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns after being caught on CCTV breaking COVID-19 guidance that he had helped to create. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints former Chancellor Sajid Javid as his replacement.
"The Mail on Sunday" reports that British Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to abolish an Internet tax expected to raise £500 million ($654M) a year. The tax was introduced in April 2020 and could reportedly be an impediment to a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States.
Multiple cabinet members resign on the day of Johnson's ascension to premiership, or in the days preceding it, in response to Johnson's politics and views on Brexit, including Chancellor, Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, David Gauke, Sir Alan Duncan, Rory Stewart, Anne Milton, and Theresa May's de facto deputy the: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster & Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington.
After six days of debate, the House of Commons of the United Kingdom votes to approve, with 323 votes for and 309 against, the policies set out in the Queen's Speech. In order to avoid a 'regret' amendment, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says that England's National Health Service is to provide free abortions to women from Northern Ireland with funds from the Government Equalities Office.
The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May begins forming her ministry following the end of the Second Cameron ministry. The former Mayor of London Boris Johnson is appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond is appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd is appointed Home Secretary filling Theresa May's former position, Liam Fox is appointed as Secretary of State for International Trade and David Davis is appointed as minister for the newly created Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne hails the results as proof that the economy is going through a steady recovery, but opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband asserts that the recent spending review and budget cuts will harm economic performance.