Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom and Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers all leave the government.
The United Kingdom and United States governments announce they have agreed to protect the wreckage of the RMS "Titanic". The agreement, signed by the British government in 2003, has come into effect after being ratified by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. An official also says the UK will work with Canada and France to bring "even more protection" to the wreckage.
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announces that the UK government is planning to introduce new legislation in the aftermath of Thomas Cook's collapse in order to allow "more orderly" bankruptcies by travel agencies and airlines.
The British government issues a statement saying it is "highly likely" the Assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people, and that since such an action could not go unchallenged, Britain would work with United States and France to coordinate an international response, without specifying what measures the United Kingdom would take.
Citing security concerns because of recent terrorist activity, the American and British governments impose a ban affecting inbound-passengers flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa. The ban includes airplane cabin passenger-accessible items such as laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices which are larger than a smartphone. Larger such electronic devices will still be allowed on board in checked baggage which is thus more closely screened and passenger-inaccessible.
There is no plan for Brexit, according to a critical leaked memo from the consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. The document indicates Whitehall is working on 500 Brexit-related projects. Both Deloitte and the British Government confirm the document is an internal working document from Deloitte that was compiled without government approval or assistance.
The Scottish Government announces that it plans to hold the referendum on Scottish independence in the autumn of 2014, but Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore tells the House of Commons that the power to hold a referendum is "reserved" to Westminster.
In the United Kingdom a disagreement emerges between the Westminster and Scottish governments over a referendum on Scottish independence, after Prime Minister David Cameron tells a Sky News interview that a quick decision is needed on the matter for the sake of the economy.