The UK Government says that packages sent to several army careers offices had "potentially viable devices bearing hallmarks of Northern Ireland related terrorism".
The British government announces that 600 troops will be deployed to Afghanistan on a short-term basis in order to help evacuate British citizens and protect Afghan staff and interpreters. Around 4,000 UK nationals are currently in the country.
British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says that the government is considering penalizing the BBC for its 1995 interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, in which an independent inquiry conducted by former Justice of the Supreme Court John Dyson, Lord Dyson found interviewer Martin Bashir to be guilty of deceit and breaching the network's editorial conduct to obtain the interview.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivers the 2021 Spring budget to the House of Commons, announcing the government's tax and spending plans for the year ahead, as well as further COVID-19 support measures, including extending the furlough until the end of September and increasing the minimum wage beginning in April.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces that the government will reduce the length of quarantines for people who arrive in England from other countries to five days beginning December 15, if they pay for a COVID-19 test.
The Government of the United Kingdom pledges to raise the issue of the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher, allegedly by a Libyan official outside the embassy in London in 1984, with the new government in Tripoli.