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  • LONDON, March 25- Lawmakers on Wednesday accused the British government of burying a major review into Britain's relationship with the European Union meant to inform public opinion ahead of a possible referendum on membership of the bloc. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties before holding a referendum by the end of...

  • ROCESTER, England, March 25- A leading British industrialist and political donor has channelled more than half a billion pounds through an obscure company that isn't required to file financial accounts, a Reuters analysis of corporate filings shows. Lord Anthony Bamford made the payments as head of the family-owned JCB group, which is one of the world's top...

  • Lopez-Belio's husband, Pawel Pracz of Manchester, England, said his wife and son had traveled to Spain for a family funeral. He was with family in Manchester, and in close contact with family in Spain. He was flying back to Britain via Dusseldorf to meet with his mother.

  • LONDON, March 24- Leaving the European Union would be disastrous for Britain and harm its economy, Standard Life Chairman Gerry Grimstone said on Tuesday. "It would be disastrous for London and the UK if the UK were to leave the single market," Grimstone told a conference on how to maintain Britain's competitiveness as a financial centre. Grimstone, who also chairs...

  • INSCH, Scotland, March 24- Scotland may have said' No' to independence last year, but Alex Salmond, who has campaigned for 30 years to break away from the United Kingdom, believes a tie-breaker British election next month could offer a chance to put the question again. Since Scots voted 55-45 percent to preserve the United Kingdom in last September's referendum, the...

  • BRUSSELS— Top leaders of the European Union emerged from a meeting with the Greek prime minister early Friday telling him much what they have for weeks: Come up with a reform plan if you want more money to stay solvent. The EU leaders said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras committed to providing a list of specific reforms in the coming days that would improve his...

  • *Dublin seen as possible venue for relocation. Faced with the prospect of a Labour government that would hike the top rate of income tax to 50 percent and extract a levy from their bonuses, most financiers are rooting for the re-election of David Cameron's Conservatives, even though that would mean a potentially damaging referendum on Britain's membership of...

  • BRUSSELS— European Union leaders, losing patience with Greece's leftist government, warned Thursday that it needs to improve its balance sheet much faster if it wants their urgently needed money. "A deal is a deal," said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, reflecting exasperation among many leaders about the pace at which Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is...

  • LONDON, March 18- British finance minister George Osborne sought to court voters ahead of a May 7 election by pitching an earlier end to austerity, faster economic growth and lower taxes in future. In his last budget statement before May's national election, Osborne said Prime Minister David Cameron's government had saved Britain's economy and would bring...

  • Osborne: Britain is working again   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Osborne: Britain is working again

    At the last Budget before May's general election, George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, reveals forecasts for the UK economy.

  • Osborne: We want to lower national debt   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Osborne: We want to lower national debt

    In this year's Budget, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, explains how the government plans to lower the national debt.

  • 'Britain is walking tall again': Osborne   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    'Britain is walking tall again': Osborne

    At this year's Budget, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, discusses the progress the country's economy has made over the last five years.

  • UK 'must stick' to economic plan   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    UK 'must stick' to economic plan

    George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, says the U.K. must stick to its long-term economic plan, in this year's Budget statement.

  • UK budget: What was the stand out figure?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    UK budget: What was the stand out figure?

    Ruth Lea, economic adviser at Arbuthnot Banking Group, gives her reaction to the U.K. Budget.

  • Osborne: We will abolish annual tax return   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Osborne: We will abolish annual tax return

    George Osborne, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, talks about the corporation tax in his annual Budget speech, adding that the annual tax return will be abolished.

  • LONDON, March 18- The British government is still considering Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's acquisition of North Sea gas fields, but has made clear it has the power to require him to sell the assets, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said on Wednesday. Fridman, whose fund LetterOne bought 11 UK gas fields as part of a 5 billion euro takeover of...

  • Umunna: How to judge the UK budget   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Umunna: How to judge the UK budget

    Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary of the U.K. Labour party, discusses what he and his party want to happen in the U.K budget today.

  • Osbourne: A 'lucky' or 'failing' chancellor?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Osbourne: A 'lucky' or 'failing' chancellor?

    When asked if the U.K. Chancellor is a "lucky" man, Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary of the U.K. Labour party, explains why he prefers to use the word "failing."

  • LONDON— The British budget to be unveiled Wednesday will be driven by three certainties: death, taxes and the desire of incumbent governments to win re-election. Treasury chief George Osborne will, as tradition dictates, carry a battered red briefcase containing his budget into the House of Commons before outlining his tax and spending plans— a piece of annual...

  • *Britain faces close national election on May 7. LONDON, March 17- Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to win a May 7 national election and form a minority government, but his grip on power could be so tenuous that Britain will hold a second ballot this year, the leader of the UK Independence Party warned. Farage, a 50- year-old former metals trader who wants Britain...