As we sign off for the night, a quick round-up of the day's main stories.
- Chancellor George Osborne told a CBI dinner in London that he'll be unveiling a productivity plan ahead of the Budget in July
- He also revealed that "unprotected" Whitehall departments had today been asked to find "underspends"
- Responding to a call from CBI president Sir Mike Rake call for businesses to "speak out early" in favour of staying in a reformed EU, Mr Osborne said it was time to "confront some hard truths about Europe"
- The UKIP leader Nigel Farage told the BBC that his party was 100% united for the UK's forthcoming EU referendum
- After much speculation about his intentions, Labour's Tristram Hunt said he would not be standing for the party leadership and backed Liz Kendall's campaign
- Home Secretary Theresa May told the Police Federation to "stop crying wolf" and scaremongering over cuts