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Ending austerity could push UK tax to highest since 1940s - IFS

Oct 15 2018

LONDON British taxes would need to rise to their highest since just after World War Two to sustainably meet Prime Minister Theresa May's goal of ending the austerity squeeze on public services, a think tank said ahead of her government's annual budget.

Ending austerity could push UK tax to highest since 1940s - IFS

Oct 15 2018

LONDON, Oct 16 British taxes would need to rise to their highest since just after World War Two to sustainably meet Prime Minister Theresa May's goal of ending the austerity squeeze on public services, a think tank said ahead of her government's annual budget.

RPT-INSIGHT-UK automation picks up as flow of European workers slows ahead of Brexit

Oct 15 2018

* UK industry lags behind peers on automation and productivity

UK automation picks up as flow of European workers slows ahead of Brexit

Oct 14 2018

REDDITCH, England At Muller Precision Engineering's plant in Redditch, south of Birmingham, James Gibbs is in charge of three clattering pieces of machinery older than he is.

UK surveyors see weakest house price outlook since Brexit vote: RICS

Oct 10 2018

LONDON British surveyors are the most downbeat about house prices since the Brexit vote in 2016 with some unsettled by reports that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned ministers of a possible house price crash if Britain leaves the EU with no deal.

'New dawn' breaking for UK pay growth, says BoE's Haldane

Oct 10 2018

LONDON Signs of a "new dawn" in British wage growth are growing after years of stagnation but the pick-up in pay is likely to be limited, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, said on Wednesday.

Big change to UK inflation-linked gilts would risk legal challenge - BoE's Broadbent

Oct 10 2018

LONDON Britain's government would risk being sued by bondholders if it made major changes to the outdated inflation index used to calculate their payments, Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Second Russian blamed for Skripal poisoning named as GRU doctor: Bellingcat

Oct 09 2018

LONDON The second of two Russians who Britain blames for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was named by investigative website Bellingcat on Monday as a military doctor for Russia's GRU intelligence service. | Video

Brexit uncertainty is "starting to bite" for UK firms - surveys

Oct 07 2018

LONDON Britain's businesses are suffering from Brexit-related uncertainty as exports slow, recruitment difficulties mount and investment plans are scaled back, two surveys showed on Monday.

UK productivity grows at fastest rate since late 2016

Oct 05 2018

LONDON British workers' productivity grew at the fastest pace since late 2016 in the three months to June and labour cost growth slowed, suggesting the home-grown inflation pressures that the Bank of England is watching closely remain muted.

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