May Names New UK Defense Secretary as Harassment Scandal Widens – New York Times

Politicians now wonder whether a tipping point has been reached, one that will force lawmakers and officials to clean up their act as they did after a scandal broke in 2009 over inflated expense claims. On Wednesday night, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, likened British politics to the mythical Augean stables with, […]

UK interest rates rise for first time in 10 years – BBC News

UK interest rates rise for first time in 10 years – BBC News

Media captionGovernor Mark Carney: ‘Today’s decision is straightforward’ 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. It is likely to rise twice more over the next three years, according […]

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 […]

UK Probes Russian Social Media Influence in Brexit Vote – Bloomberg

The U.K. elections regulator is looking at whether Russia tried to use social media to illegally influence the Brexit referendum campaign. Bob Posner, the U.K. Electoral Commission’s director of political finance and regulations, said in a blog posted to the regulator’s website on Tuesday that it was speaking to Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. about […]

European nurses and midwives leaving UK in droves since Brexit vote – The Guardian

The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since the UK voted to leave the EU, figures have revealed. The sharp fall coincided with a sudden increase in qualified European medics leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register: from 2,435 in 2015-16 to 4,067 in […]

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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