Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tag Archives: UK

PM May says UK must act against race inequality

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LONDON: Theresa May has warned public services there will be “nowhere to hide” if they treat people differently on the basis of their race. A new government website shows disparities in educational attainment, health, employment and treatment by police and courts between ethnicities. The PM said institutions must “explain or ...

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Call to end Scotch supertax as whisky sales tumble

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SCOTCH whisky sales have fallen by one million bottles in the UK in the wake of the spirits tax. Official HM Revenue & Customs figures show 36.7 million bottles were sold in the world’s fourth biggest market for Scotch in the first six months of 2017 – down from 37.7 ...

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Ofgem says will work with government to lower energy prices

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LONDON: May stunned the industry last week when she announced a plan to impose price caps on standard variable tariffs (SVT), the basic rate that energy suppliers charge if a customer does not opt for a specific fixed-term deal. Around 70 percent of households are on SVTs. Regulator Ofgem had ...

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Trade mission: London Mayor Sadiq Khan to visit Pakistan, India

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LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan will visit India and Pakistan later this year to promote the UK capital and build trade and cultural links, his office said in a statement. The London mayor will tell the governments and business leaders that London is still open to people from across the ...

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UK attracting record number of tourists

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Tourism is booming in the UK with nearly 40 million overseas people expected to have visited the country during 2017 – a record figure. Tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. Britons are ...

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Mesmerising air show marks 70 years of PAK-UK ties

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LONDON/KARACHI: The UK’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, commonly known as the Red Arrows, put on a dazzling air show in Karachi, marking 70 years of friendship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The event took place at Sea View Beach and was open to the public. The Red Arrows are ...

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Toyota plans to build new Auris in UK

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LONDON: Toyota intends to build the next version of its Auris car at its UK car plant on the assumption that the government secures a transitional Brexit deal, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The final decision is due to be made by the end of the year, ...

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RBS Head Says Banks Need Brexit Transition Details by Early 2018

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MANCHESTER: Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc Chairman Howard Davies said details of a post-Brexit transitional deal with the European Union need to be outlined in the next five months to stop more financial-services jobs from leaving London. “If there are no details by the first quarter of next year, ...

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Food safety probe extends to Scunthorpe chicken factory

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BRADFORD: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has extended its investigation into alleged safety failures by the 2 Sisters poultry group to the company’s Scunthorpe factory on the Foxhills Industrial Estate. The move follows an initial inspection by the FSA into the hygiene and labelling concerns raised by an undercover investigation ...

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UK house prices hit their highest on record

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LONDON: The average UK house price hit £225,109 in September – its highest on record, according to a closely-watched survey. Halifax’s house price index showed prices grew at their fastest rate since February in the three months to September, rising 1.4 per cent on the previous three months. On an ...

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