MPs will vote again on how much of a say Parliament should have on Brexit, after another House of Lords defeat for the government.

Peers decided MPs should have to approve whatever the government decided to do next if there was no final agreement with the EU.

Their amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill was backed by 354 votes to 235.

It means the issue is sent back to the House of Commons for a debate on Wednesday.


The auditing work of one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms has been sharply criticised by the industry’s watchdog.

KPMG audits had shown an “unacceptable deterioration” and will be subject to closer supervision, the Financial Reporting Council said.

The FRC added all the Big Four – which also include PwC, EY and Deloitte – needed to reverse a decline.

KPMG said it was “disappointed” and was taking steps to improve audit quality.