Tuesday is the last day of the parliamentary term before the summer recess, and as usual the government used it to dump a huge number of announcements at the same time.
The wave of written statements from various departments largely dealt with the government’s decision to scrap the cap on public sector wages. But littered among them were some other important moves.
1. The Brexit department is no longer negotiating Brexit
When Theresa May became prime minister she created a new department – the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) – to lead negotiations with Brussels.
But today, the prime minister formally confirmed she was stripping the department,…