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 […]

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 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 […]

More than 140000 told by UK immigration they face removal – watchdog – The Guardian

More than 140,000 people, including 60,000 declared as “absconders”, have been told by UK immigration authorities that they face detention and removal from Britain, an official watchdog has revealed. Two reports from the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration give the first official indication of the number of people in Britain without legal status […]

UK requests extradition of Hashem Abedi over Manchester Arena attack – The Guardian

An extradition request has been made to the Libyan authorities for the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber to return to the UK to face trial for mass murder. Hashem Abedi, 20, was arrested in Libya shortly after his older brother, Salman Abedi, blew himself up, killing 22 concertgoers at the Manchester Arena on 22 […]

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 […]

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