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'I feel more optimistic than I did a couple of weeks ago': UK's Hammond on Brexit

'I feel more optimistic than I did a couple of weeks ago': UK's Hammond on Brexit

With only six months to go before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the pace of the Brexit negotiations has been stepped up, the U.K.’s finance chief told CNBC on Friday, adding that he feels “more optimistic today” compared to a few weeks ago. However, there are still some “very intractable differences” between both sides […]

UK Regulator Lands Heathrow Slots as First Target Post Brexit

UK Regulator Lands Heathrow Slots as First Target Post Brexit

UK Regulator Lands Heathrow Slots as First Target Post Brexit  Bloomberg UK competition regulator to study British Airways trans-Atlantic alliance  Business Insider UK competition watchdog probes BA transatlantic route deal  Financial Times Full coverage Source link

Now Brexit really is threatening to tear the UK apart

Now Brexit really is threatening to tear the UK apart

Theresa May cannot say she has not been warned. Brexit poses a mounting threat to the unity of the UK. Nor can she dispute the eminence of those who have been doing the warning. During the referendum campaign in 2016, John Major counselled that a British exit could “tear apart” the UK. This past summer, […]

UK's most expensive home valued at £160m

UK's most expensive home valued at £160m

King Property tycoon Nick Candy has sold himself his own penthouse in One Hyde Park for £160m – smashing records for Britain’s most expensive home ever sold. Candy, who developed One Hyde Park with his brother Christian, has owned the two-storey B.10.01 penthouse since the luxury Knightsbridge development was completed in 2009. It can now […]

Girls in the UK Report Being 'Fetishized' and Sexually Harassed in Their School Uniforms

Girls in the UK Report Being 'Fetishized' and Sexually Harassed in Their School Uniforms

A new report found that one in three girls wearing school uniforms in the United Kingdom has been sexually harassed in public, while two-thirds say they’ve received unwanted sexual attention. “It’s simply not acceptable that girls as young as 12 are being wolf-whistled at in public, touched against their will, stared at or even followed,” […]

Facebook's UK tax bill rises to £15.8m – but it is still under 1% of sales

Facebook's UK tax bill rises to £15.8m – but it is still under 1% of sales

Facebook paid £15.8m in tax in the UK last year after making a profit of £62.7m on record British sales of £1.27bn. The social media giant’s accounts show that while Facebook increased its UK income by more than 50% in 2017, its pre-tax profits remained similar to 2016. Accounts filed at Companies House show that […]

UK weather forecast: FORGET WINTER! Temperatures to soar to 77F – 'SUMMER'S LAST HOORAH'

UK weather forecast: FORGET WINTER! Temperatures to soar to 77F – 'SUMMER'S LAST HOORAH'

Despite a chilly few days, the UK weather is set to improve dramatically this week in one “last hoorah” for summer. Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said temperatures will soar and urged Britons not to “put the BBQ away” just yet. He said: “It’s summer’s last hurrah, with Indian Summer-style weather through mid-October shown on […]

Uber's UK turnover hits £60m despite year of regulatory battles

Uber's UK turnover hits £60m despite year of regulatory battles

Uber faces a further court battle later in October against drivers who have claimed further workplace rights from the company. Uber has maintained its drivers are self-employed. An Uber spokesman said: “We continue to invest in expanding across the UK with more than five million riders and 60,000 licensed drivers now using our app. Over the […]

Reality Check: Does the UK export many of its services?

Reality Check: Does the UK export many of its services?

The claim: The vast majority of services produced in the UK economy are not traded internationally. Reality Check verdict: That is true. But the vast majority of goods produced in the UK are not traded internationally either. Chancellor Philip Hammond was on BBC Radio 4 on Monday morning talking about the proposals in Prime Minister […]

Cuadrilla to revive UK fracking drive within days at Lancashire well

Cuadrilla to revive UK fracking drive within days at Lancashire well

The UK shale industry’s long-delayed fracking drive will begin again next week, after the leading company Cuadrilla confirmed it will start working on a well in Lancashire within days. The well at Preston New Road, between Blackpool and Preston, will be the first to be fracked in the UK since 2011, after years of hold-ups […]