Gavin Williamson Named New UK Defense Secretary – New York Times

The Cabinet Office is investigating the behavior of Mark Garnier, an international trade minister, who has admitted that he had asked a female member of his staff to buy sex toys before he took up his ministerial post. Damian Green, a senior cabinet minister and one of Mrs. May’s closest allies, has described as completely […]

UK hikes interest rates for first time in 10 years – CNNMoney

UK hikes interest rates for first time in 10 years – CNNMoney

U.K. interest rates are doing something they haven’t done in a decade: Going up. The Bank of England hiked its key rate on Thursday from a record low of 0.25% to 0.5%, a shift that economists widely expected. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement […]

May to laud UK role in creation of Israel at Balfour centenary dinner – The Guardian

Theresa May is expected to say that Britain is “proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the state of Israel” at a gala dinner in London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration. The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and a host of dignitaries are attending the dinner on Thursday evening […]

Verso Group data hoarder fined by UK watchdog – BBC News

Verso Group data hoarder fined by UK watchdog – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICO said that Verso had helped fuel the nuisance call industry A company that specialises in asking the public to take part in “surveys” in which the answers are then used to target respondents with unsolicited marketing calls has been fined. An investigation found Verso Group had not […]

First UK interest rate rise in 10 years – BBC News

First UK interest rate rise in 10 years – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Governor Mark Carney said banks should pass on the rate rise to savers For the first time in more than 10 years the Bank of England has raised interest rates. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. The move reverses […]

EU nurses ‘turning their backs on UK’ – BBC News

EU nurses ‘turning their backs on UK’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The decline in EU nurses and midwives wanting to work in the UK since the referendum is continuing, figures show. The trend was first noticed earlier this year, and now a new batch of figures released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have reinforced the idea that Brexit is having an […]

UK interest rate decision looms – BBC News

UK interest rate decision looms – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The Bank of England will deliver one of the most closely watched interest rate decisions since the financial crisis later on Thursday. Economists and investors are expecting the first increase in a decade. In September, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) laid the groundwork for an increase “over the coming months” if […]

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