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EU Ready to Give UK a Say on Trade in Customs Union

EU Ready to Give UK a Say on Trade in Customs Union

By April 25, 2018, 12:00 AM EDT The European Union would be prepared to offer Britain a better trade deal than the one it gave Turkey if it decides to stay in the customs union after Brexit, and would listen to U.K. views on trade policy, according to an EU official. The official, who spoke […]

Santander's 10% profits jump overshadowed by disappointing UK results

Santander's 10% profits jump overshadowed by disappointing UK results

Martin Arnold, Banking Editor April 24, 2018 Print this page Shares in Banco Santander fell on Tuesday after disappointing results from its UK business overshadowed strong performances in most of its other operations that contributed to a 10 per cent rise in first-quarter profits. José García Cantera, chief financial officer at the Madrid-based lender, said […]

Home Office data exemption sparks fears of further Windrush scandals

Home Office data exemption sparks fears of further Windrush scandals

The Home Office is to be given sweeping data protection exemptions that will prevent anyone seeking information about their immigration status in future, campaigners for the Windrush generation are warning. The changes due to be brought in by the data protection bill will deprive applicants of a reliable means of obtaining files about themselves from […]

UK weather forecast: Britain is to rewind back to winter

UK weather forecast: Britain is to rewind back to winter

Monday is set to bring an abrupt end to the glorious weather, which saw Britons bask in sunshine and highs of 23C on Sunday, making the London Marathon the hottest in its 37-year history. The relentless mercury rise saw temperatures peak at a dangerous 23.2C as runners battled the balmy temperatures on the gruelling 26.2-mile […]

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is to accuse Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush generation controversy by setting a deliberately unreachable bar with her “hostile environment” immigration policies. The Labour leader will tell the party’s Welsh conference on Sunday that “lives have been ripped apart” by the crackdown. Separately, Labour MP David Lammy has called […]

UK weather forecast: April heatwave could be followed by SNOW next week, forecasters warn

UK weather forecast: April heatwave could be followed by SNOW next week, forecasters warn

Tumbling temperatures could prompt snow and frost in the north of the country, according to the Weather Channel, which warns subzero temperatures could return in parts of Scotland. It will come as a shock to Brits who had been enjoying a blast of hot weather, with the mercury soaring to 29C (84F) on Thursday. Thursday was […]

Alfie Evans' parents lose latest legal battle at UK's highest court

Alfie Evans' parents lose latest legal battle at UK's highest court

The parents of a seriously ill baby who want to take him to Italy for treatment have lost the latest round of their legal fight after the UK’s highest court ruled that almost all of their son’s brain had been destroyed. Judges at the supreme court have approved a plan for withdrawing treatment to 23-month-old […]

Windrush generation tell of holidays that led to exile and heartbreak

Windrush generation tell of holidays that led to exile and heartbreak

When Leighton Joseph Robinson, 58, went to Jamaica for his 50th birthday, it was the first time he had been back to the Caribbean since arriving in Britain aged six. But what was supposed to be a once in a lifetime holiday turned into a nightmare when, on his way home, he was stopped at […]

Trans Mountain debate follows Trudeau to UK as activists unveil 'Crudeau Oil' props

Trans Mountain debate follows Trudeau to UK as activists unveil 'Crudeau Oil' props

Activists protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline project confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he left the Canadian High Commission in London on Wednesday. Campaigners from Greenpeace UK — a group that has staunchly opposed the expansion project in Canada — built a fake pipeline around the building, which sits next to the iconic Trafalgar Square in the city centre. […]

UK inflation hits one-year low of 2.5%, and London house prices fall – business live

UK inflation hits one-year low of 2.5%, and London house prices fall – business live

Though the impact of a weakened pound appears to be dropping out of the inflation numbers, three other factors are likely to exert an offsetting upward pressure on the pace of price increases. Productivity growth remains sluggish, with GDP rising not much above the rate of employment growth. Wage increases are also picking up – […]

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