Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in UK Parliament – New York Times

Politics, like the world of entertainment, is a highly competitive profession in which senior, mainly male, individuals have the power to make or break careers. Recent days have produced a blizzard of accusations against lawmakers of varying degrees of seriousness, with all suggesting a degree of sexism or complacency about inappropriate behavior. Last week the […]

UK Demands More Frequent Brexit Talks to Force Progress – Bloomberg

U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis will brief Theresa May’s cabinet on plans to ramp up talks with the European Union on Tuesday as the prime minister steps up efforts to break the deadlock and force the agenda on to trade. David Davis Davis has proposed a different structure to the negotiations in the hope that […]

Touts threaten UK’s £4.5bn music industry, survey reveals … – The Guardian

The UK’s £4.5bn music industry is under threat because fans’ cash is being diverted from their favourite acts, as they fork out for tickets sold by touts at vast mark-ups, according to a survey. The survey, released by anti-tout campaign group FanFair Alliance on Monday, found that two-thirds of respondents who had paid more than […]

Free-to-use Link ATMs across the UK at risk of being closed down – The Guardian

Hundreds of free-to-use cash machines are at risk of being closed down on high streets across the UK as a result of proposals being published this week to overhaul the 70,000-strong Link network. The ideas are being put forward by the board of Link, ten months after a row over the fees the members of […]

Touts threaten UK’s £4.5bn music industry, survey reveals – The Guardian

The UK’s £4.5bn music industry is under threat because fans’ cash is being diverted from their favourite acts, as they fork out for tickets sold by touts at vast mark-ups, according to a survey. The survey, released by anti-tout campaign group FanFair Alliance on Monday, found that two-thirds of respondents who had paid more than […]

Surge in UK consumer borrowing fuels likely interest rate rise – The Guardian

Consumers maintained their borrowing habit in September, as a near-double-digit increase in lending to households left the Bank of England on track to raise interest rates on Thursday. The pace of annual consumer credit growth was 9.9% last month, according to figures from the central bank, as borrowing on credit cards, overdrafts and unsecured loans […]

UK faces new £20bn budget black hole – business live – The Guardian

“In March 2019, unless some form of deal is agreed, the UK will have to negotiate trade deals with the majority of its current trading partners. This would be a major challenge as complex trade agreements are not easy to negotiate and often take years to agree to. If the UK finds itself outside the […]