Gavin Williamson Named New UK Defense Secretary – New York Times

The Cabinet Office is investigating the behavior of Mark Garnier, an international trade minister, who has admitted that he had asked a female member of his staff to buy sex toys before he took up his ministerial post. Damian Green, a senior cabinet minister and one of Mrs. May’s closest allies, has described as completely […]

UK hikes interest rates for first time in 10 years – CNNMoney

UK hikes interest rates for first time in 10 years – CNNMoney

U.K. interest rates are doing something they haven’t done in a decade: Going up. The Bank of England hiked its key rate on Thursday from a record low of 0.25% to 0.5%, a shift that economists widely expected. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement […]

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 […]

First UK interest rate rise in 10 years – BBC News

First UK interest rate rise in 10 years – BBC News

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 the wake of the vote to leave the […]

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 […]

EU nurses ‘turning their backs on UK’ – BBC News

EU nurses ‘turning their backs on UK’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The decline in EU nurses and midwives wanting to work in the UK since the referendum is continuing, figures show. The trend was first noticed earlier this year, and now a new batch of figures released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have reinforced the idea that Brexit is having an […]

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