UK manufacturing growth was stronger in October, says PMI survey – BBC News

UK manufacturing growth was stronger in October, says PMI survey – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images British manufacturers reported stronger growth in October, driven by higher domestic demand and export orders. The IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 56.3 last month, from 56 in September. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. It was the fifteenth consecutive month of expansion for the sector, and will fuel […]

Brexit fails to dent UK as a top place to do business – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has maintained its place as one of the top 10 countries in the world for ease of doing business despite worries that political turmoil and the Brexit negotiations could dent the country’s appeal to companies. The UK is the seventh best place to do business, according to the World Bank’s annual report on competitiveness. […]

UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

Media captionA British Virgin Islands residents describe the aftermath of two hurricanes Britain will now be able to spend official development aid on hurricane hit-islands after changes to international rules agreed in Paris. During this year’s hurricane season the UK government was not able to release funds to its Caribbean territories as they were deemed […]

Harvey Weinstein: UK woman ‘shaken’ after hotel encounter – BBC News

Harvey Weinstein: UK woman ‘shaken’ after hotel encounter – BBC News

Media captionBritish woman Sophie Morris says Harvey Weinstein harassed her when she was 19 years old A British woman who worked for Harvey Weinstein for a day says the movie mogul “intimidated” her after being sexually inappropriate in a hotel room. Sophie Morris, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, says a […]

UK interest rate rise would not hit house prices, says Moody’s – The Guardian

The UK’s property market will take this week’s expected rise in interest rates in its stride, according to ratings agency Moody’s, but it warned that the outlook for the buy-to-let market has worsened significantly. The agency, which along with Standard & Poor’s was widely condemned for awarding triple-A ratings to sub-prime mortgage books before the […]

UK police widen Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse investigation – The Guardian

The Metropolitan police have widened their investigation into Harvey Weinstein and are looking into allegations of sexual assault on seven women. Officers working on Operation Kaguyak are investigating alleged crimes said to have taken place between the late 1980s and 2015. They were all reported to the the Met between 12 and 28 October. The […]

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

Pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late on Monday after her defence secretary admitted to inappropriately touching a journalist, bringing the growing uproar about endemic sexual harassment at Westminster to the heart of her government. Michael Fallon said he apologized at the time for repeatedly touching the knee of Julia Hartley-Brewer at a […]