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. The move reverses the cut in August of last year – made in […]

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 […]

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 bank accused of ‘criminal complicity’ in South Africa scandal – BBC News

UK bank accused of ‘criminal complicity’ in South Africa scandal – BBC News

Image copyright PA Lord Peter Hain has said a UK bank should be investigated for “possible criminal complicity” in connection with corruption allegations in South Africa. Lord Hain told the House of Lords he had sent print-outs of transactions and named the bank concerned in a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond. He said the bank […]

National Audit Office to examine UK’s Brexit divorce bill – The Guardian

Whitehall’s spending watchdog will scrutinise Britain’s Brexit divorce bill to make sure it represents value for taxpayers’ money, ministers have been told. Sir Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, told the Treasury select committee that he will examine whether the bill, which is estimated to cost anything between £30bn and £90bn, represents value […]

UK defense minister Fallon resigns, citing past behavior – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – British defense minister Michael Fallon resigned from his position on Wednesday saying he accepted his conduct in the past had fallen below high standards. Fallon was named in an a newspaper article earlier this week which said he had touched a radio presenter’s knee in 2002. The BBC reported on Monday that […]

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