When chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, got up to speak at the Conservative party conference on Monday, he knew he had to tread a fine line between optimism that the British economy could recover and wasn’t going to fall into a "double-dip" recession, versus facing down calls from the Liberal Democrats to ease public spending cuts and those on the right of his own political party calling for an end to the 50p tax rate at the very least.
The UK’s finance minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne vowed to continue the coalition government’s austerity program on Monday telling delegates at his Conservative party’s annual conference in Manchester, UK, that Britain would “ride out the storm.”
The UK needs a new economic plan for the 21st century that rewards the real wealth creators and not just "predators who are just interested in the fast buck", the Labour party leader - the UK’s main opposition party - Ed Miliband said on Tuesday.
The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.
The Bank of England (BoE) held interest rates on Thursday at their current historic low of 0.5 percent after weaker than expected gross domestic product (GDP) figures last week effectively killed off any hope of a rate rise this year.
he News of the World phone hacking scandal heaped further pressure on the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Monday as more questions were raised about his appointment of the paper's former editor Andy Coulson as his director of communications.
The British government will confirm proposals to raise the retirement age of up to six million public sector workers by six years on Friday from 60 to 66.
The UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, is coming under increasing pressure to reshuffle his cabinet just days after returning to work from a two-week break.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecast for the UK economy to 1.5 percent for 2011, but has said it continues to support the coalition government’s spending cuts.
The UK government will send a warning to unions Monday that it is prepared to change the law should it deem it necessary to avoid the threat of coordinated strikes.
The Bank of England (BoE) was warned by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday that raising interest rates before November risked damaging the recovery of the UK economy.
The UK’s business secretary Vince Cable has warned Britain’s banks they could face new taxes if they fail to meet lending targets for small businesses under the government Project Merlin agreement.
Britain isn’t cutting its structural deficit by enough or doing it quickly enough and may need a bailout from its European partners, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out any bid by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday, saying Brown was in denial about the economic crisis.
In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.
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With government deficits in Britain second in Europe only to those in Greece, whoever wins Thursday’s general election will be forced to make deep and unpopular cuts, the New York Times reports.
Simon Cowell, the man who made millions from being the front man of American Idol and the X-Factor, has intervened in the UK election race just 24 hours before Britain goes to the polls.
With two days to go before the UK election analysts at Bank of New York Mellon have found that David Cameron's opposition Conservative Party is ever more likely to form a majority government, albeit with a very small majority.