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I work 50 hours a week and I’m still in arrears on my council tax. What more can I do?

theguardian.com Thanks to Jeremy Hunt, council tax is going to rise by up to 5% and I am already in arrears. I don’t think I can cope with austerity again. It was so hard the last time: I…

The Long Backstory to Britain’s Sudden Bond Blowup

washingtonpost.com Britain broke all the wrong records in 2022, with its currency tumbling to an all-time low, the biggest-ever spike in government bond yields and the shortest-serving leader…

After years of arguing, are Britain and Europe about to get along?

economist.com After years of arguing, are Britain and Europe about to get along? The mood is much improved of late In a parallel universe, Britain and the European Union would be gearing…

Meet the brand-new European Political Community

economist.com Meet the brand-new European Political Community Forty-four European leaders meet in Prague When Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, called in a speech to the European…

Column: Britain's prime minister followed the GOP's economic plan. She lost her job in record time

latimes.com Column: Britain’s prime minister followed the GOP’s economic plan. She lost her job in record time. Fox Business talking head Larry Kudlow was over the moon on Sept. 23.…

The Decline and Fall of the Tory Empire

washingtonpost.com In a now-notorious 2012 pamphlet “Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity:,” Liz Truss and four other MPs elected in 2010 suggested that “the British…

Onshore wind: Grant Shapps criticised for 'nonsense' claims

bbc.co.uk Business Secretary Grant Shapps has been criticised after claiming wind turbines are now "so big" they cannot be built on land. Friends of the Earth said this was…

Energy suppliers risk failing with taxpayers’ cash onboard, Centrica chief warns

theguardian.com The chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica has warned that more energy suppliers could go bust this winter – with million of pounds of taxpayer cash on their balance…

Almost three-quarters of UK firms unaware of ‘Brexit freedoms’ plans

theguardian.com Most UK businesses have no interest in or understanding of the government’s flagship “Brexit freedoms” plan to scrap EU regulations, according to a survey of bosses. The…

UK confirms removal of Online Safety Bill’s ‘legal but harmful’ clause

techcrunch.com The UK government has completed a major revision to controversial but populist online safety legislation that’s been in the works for years — and was finally introduced to…

Sizewell C nuclear plant confirmed with £700m public stake

theguardian.com The government has confirmed the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk will go ahead, backing the scheme with a £700m stake. Ministers said the move, first announced in…

Why Did Trussonomics Fail So Quickly?

mises.org Whatever you make of it, Trussonomics didn’t detain us long. Liz Truss was appointed prime minister of the United Kingdom on September 6. A would-be Margaret Thatcher, Truss…

No 10 set to allow new onshore wind projects in England in U-turn

theguardian.com Downing Street appears set to allow new onshore wind projects in England following years of an effective ban, Grant Shapps has indicated, with ministers giving way in the…

UK housing market seen facing further 'mini-budget' fallout By Reuters

investing.com By Suban Abdulla LONDON (Reuters) - British property market activity stalled in October and house price growth slowed to its lowest quarterly level since February 2020 due…

Prices of Rare Scotch Whiskies are Surging

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UK Prime Minister Sunak vows to maintain military aid to Ukraine By Reuters

investing.com By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plans to promise on Monday to maintain or increase military aid to Ukraine next year, and to confront…

Fed speeches, Cyber Monday, and retail earnings will top week ahead

foxbusiness.com This week kicks off with Cyber Monday in a year when retail has been hit hard by inflation. Investors will be keeping an eye on online retail to see if it can help make up…

Sleeping in the office is making a comeback? Elon Musk would approve

theguardian.com It feels like we talk about work more than ever, but also that we’re ever more unsure what to think about it. I suppose the two go together: if we had reached a serene…

Brexit blow: exports to Japan slump after ‘landmark’ free trade deal

theguardian.com The first major free trade agreement signed by Britain after Brexit has been branded a failure after new figures showed exports had fallen since it came into force. Liz…

How the UK Plans to Get a ‘Big Bang’ Out of Brexit

washingtonpost.com Advocates of Britain’s exit from the European Union presented it as an opportunity to sweep aside unnecessary rules and regulations that were holding back economic growth.…

Sunak criticised for reappointing Jacob Rees-Mogg’s business partner

theguardian.com Rishi Sunak has been criticised over the reappointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s business partner as a trade minister after the Conservative peer suggested farmers could be…

Energy advice: Sunak to expand tips campaign to lower bills

bbc.co.uk Rishi Sunak's government is drawing up plans to expand a public information campaign aimed at helping households reduce their energy use this winter. A government source…

UK voters warm to new leader Sunak, but not to his party

apnews.com LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak has been Britain’s prime minister for a month. In the tumultuous world of U.K. politics in 2022, that’s an achievement. Sunak, who took office a…

Demand for rental homes in UK up by 23% in a year, as rents hit record high

theguardian.com Demand for rental homes across the UK has jumped by nearly a quarter in a year, research has found, piling more pressure on an oversubscribed market and pushing record…

High mortgage rates push UK first-time buyers towards rental market

investing.com By Suban Abdulla LONDON (Reuters) - Demand for rental homes in Britain rose in October as prospective first-time buyers put off purchases amid the surge in mortgage rates,…

How UK government plans to advise households to reduce energy bills

theguardian.com Ministers are finally going to issue advice to households on the best methods to cut their energy usage, and bills, this winter. The public information campaign, expected…

Scrapping EU laws would threaten economic growth, warn business leaders

theguardian.com A coalition of influential trade unions, business and environmental groups have urged Rishi Sunak’s government to scrap plans for a bonfire of EU regulations by the end of…

Annual UK energy bills would have hit £4,279 without emergency support, Ofgem says

theguardian.com The energy regulator Ofgem has said its price cap will reach £4,279 from January – but households will be shielded by the government’s emergency intervention to keep a lid…

The UK is starting to get real about Europe

politico.eu Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is…

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