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Spending review: Chancellor warns of 'lasting' damage to UK economy

Official forecasts warn the UK economy will shrink 11.3% this year due to the impact of the virus.
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UK: New UK National Security Investment Screening Regime - Fasken

On November 11, 2020, the United Kingdom introduced the National Security and Investment Bill (NSI Bill) directed at improving its national security screening regime for investments.
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'We made a promise': fallout from UK's cut in overseas aid remains to be seen

David Cameron’s commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income to help world’s poorest in tattersUK’s foreign aid budget to be reduced to 0.5% of gross national incomeThe former prime minister David Cameron’s political legacy will be permanently dominated by Brexit, an event he misjudged and abhorred. But until now he could at least comfort himself with one positive foreign policy achievement to his name. He was prime minister when the UK for the first time met its goal of spending 0.7% of it...
Tags: Politics, UK, David Cameron, Conservatives, UK News, Poverty, Britain, Foreign Policy, Aid, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Rishi Sunak, Spending review 2020

Von der Leyen: EU willing to be 'creative' to seal Brexit deal

EU’s chief negotiator expected to head to London on Friday for a last-ditch push for agreementUrsula von der Leyen has said the EU is willing to be “creative” to get a deal with the UK, as she counselled MEPs that European interests would be served by the bloc’s leaders backing any compromise that emerges.While warning in a speech to the European parliament that she was unable to guarantee that a trade and security deal would be struck in the “very little time ahead of us”, the European commissi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen, von der Leyen, Michel Barnier

Hays Travel: Hundreds line streets for John Hays' funeral

John Hays, who founded the UK's largest independent travel agent, died on 13 November.
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UK’s foreign aid budget to be reduced to 0.5% of gross national income

Chancellor announces £4bn cut in spending, breaking Tory pledge to keep to 0.7% targetBritain’s overseas aid budget is to be cut from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%, slicing more than £4bn from the annual package and breaking a Tory manifesto commitment made only a year ago.The cut was announced in the spending review by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, which also saw a large three-year increase for the defence budget. Sunak clearly decided to brush aside warnings from across the political sp...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Aid, Global development, Tory, Foreign, Rishi Sunak, Sunak, Commonwealth and Development Office

UK immigration officials accused of using coercive tactics to access homes

Officers allegedly bypassing need for search warrants by demanding entry to homesImmigration officials have been accused of using coercive tactics to gain access to people’s homes and businesses without search warrants.Campaigners claim that rather than convince a judge of the need to perform a search, uniformed immigration officers often simply demand to be let into the premises they are targeting. Continue reading...
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North Sea US jet crash caused by 'pilot error'

Airman Lt Kenneth Allen, 27, died when the F-15C jet crashed off the Yorkshire coast.
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Biden piles pressure on Boris Johnson at Brexit crunch time

US President-elect Joe Biden has cranked up the pressure on Boris Johnson to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, as negotiations between the UK and Brussels enter what could be their final few days.
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Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see?

Restrictions will be temporarily eased around the UK, but there are still rules about what you can do.
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Spending Review: Chancellor outlines government spending plans

Rishi Sunak's spending review comes amid a difficult economic backdrop caused by the pandemic.
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Father jailed for killing two-month-old Ava Ray

Joseph Ray, 33, admitted violently shaking his baby daughter at their flat in East Lothian.
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Boris Johnson's plan to let families mix at Christmas is 'throwing fuel over the COVID fire' and will trigger new coronavirus wave, his scientific advisor warns

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson HENRY NICHOLLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The UK plan to relax coronavirus rules this Christmas will trigger a third wave of the virus and lead to more unnecessary deaths, a scientist advising Boris Johnson has warned. Professor Andrew Hayward on Tuesday night said the plan was like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire." "It's likely to lead to a third wave of infections, hospitals being overrun, and more unnecessary deaths," he said. Visit Business Insider's h...
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Biden issues Boris Johnson with new Brexit warning, saying the UK's border with Ireland must remain open

Joe Biden and Boris Johnson Getty President-elect Joe Biden has issued Boris Johnson with a further warning about his Brexit plans, saying wants to avoid the emergence of any border between Ireland and the United Kingdom. 'We want to make sure — we've worked too long to get Ireland worked out ... The idea of having a border north and south once again being closed is just not right, we've just got to keep the border open,' Biden said. Biden was echoing concerns from other senior Democrats t...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Biden, Brexit

Covid Christmas rules: Caution urged over household mixing

The UK's five-day relaxation of rules will throw "fuel on the Covid fire", scientists warn.
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UK: Financial Recovery Post-COVID: What Is Next For IHT & CGT? - Wrigleys Solicitors

Proposed reforms to IHT & CGT: How might the government balance its books in the long term & attempt to recover some of the financial costs of COVID?
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Coronavirus: Three NI households allowed to meet over Christmas

The executive agrees to relax coronavirus restrictions over Christmas in line with the rest of the UK.
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Great British Bake Off winner Peter Sawkins' 'absolute dream' victory

Student Peter Sawkins watched last night's GBBO final with his unsuspecting flatmates in Edinburgh.
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UK scientists warn of third wave of Covid after Christmas

Fears easing restrictions over festive period will lead to rise in cases and overwhelm NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment scientists have warned the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions over Christmas could lead to a third wave of the pandemic, with increased transmission and unnecessary deaths.Families across the UK will be able to gather in three-household groups of any size over Christmas, the government has announced, prompting warnings from scientist...
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Covid-19: Bradford boy, 10, becomes one of youngest Covid-19 victims

Fehzan Jamil is believed to be one of the youngest victims of the pandemic in the UK.
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Covid: Call for UK-wide rules after Christmas

Mark Drakeford says restrictions brought in after Christmas should be agreed by the four nations.
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Artistic Bristol couple use window to display work

Robin and Emma-Jane Richards hope that it will "brighten people's day".
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Families bereaved by Covid say UK plan to allow Christmas mixing is ‘sheer madness’

Support group warns that large gatherings are too risky and calls for low-key festive period Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople bereaved by Covid-19 have warned that allowing families in the UK to get together over Christmas is “sheer madness” and urged the public to have a low-key festive period rather than risk the grief they have endured.Members of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group told the Guardian that large family gatherings were too high-risk...
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Spending Review: Chancellor to set out government spending plans

Rishi Sunak's spending review comes amid a difficult economic backdrop caused by the pandemic.
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"I've put all my money in... now I'm stuck"

A BBC investigation has found that some people have been left with huge debts and escalating costs after buying homes through the government's shared ownership scheme.
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UK: Are You Ready For The Plastics Tax? - Walker Morris

A new tax being introduced will have a significant impact on those industries who deal with plastic packaging.
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New £55m Southampton cruise terminal set to open in 2021

Much of the cruise industry worldwide has been shut down since March because of the pandemic.
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Covid Christmas rules: UK leaders urge caution over household mixing

The UK's five-day relaxation of rules will throw "fuel on the Covid fire", scientists warn.
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Newspaper headlines: '12 rules of Christmas' and Sunak's 'New Deal'

News that three households will be able to meet for a five-day Christmas dominates the front pages.
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Windrush generation: UK 'unlawfully ignored' immigration rules warnings

The treatment of people who came to the UK from the Caribbean added to historic injustices, a report says.
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