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  • It also offers a chance for Osborne to boost his chances of becoming Britain's next prime minister if David Cameron steps down before the next election in 2020 as he has said he will. In the last government, the Conservatives' Liberal Democrat coalition partners claimed to have prevented some painful welfare cuts as the two parties tried to wipe out Britain's...

  • LONDON, July 7- Britain's largest energy suppliers could face a price cap after a competition watchdog found they overcharged households by around 1.2 billion pounds each year between 2009 and 2013.. Britain's biggest supplier, Centrica's British Gas, even faced the threat of being broken up after a former energy minister raised the idea in a letter to the...

  • LONDON, July 7- Britain's competition watchdog is proposing a cap on energy prices after it found the country's largest energy suppliers overcharged households around 1.2 billion pounds each year between 2009-2013.. "We are proposing a transitional price cap which would actually protect those who are disengaged and indeed those who are most disadvantaged,"...

  • Evans eavesdropped on the voicemail messages of celebrities including actress Sienna Miller, soccer star Sol Campbell and boxer Amir Khan. The July 2011 revelation that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid had eavesdropped on the voicemails of a teenage murder victim— as well as celebrities, politicians and the royal family— rocked Britain's media, political...

  • LONDON, July 6- British firms' appetite for risk has increased since a national election in May, a survey of finance directors showed on Monday, with businesses confident that Prime Minister David Cameron will be able to negotiate better ties with the European Union before holding a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave. Chief Financial Officers "are...

  • LONDON, July 5- If Greece's' No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. "The EU project is now dying," said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, an anti-EU party which won 12.6 percent of the vote-- but just one seat-- in Britain's May 7...

  • *Heathrow plan provides greatest benefits, commission says. Proposals to expand Heathrow in densely populated west London are politically divisive and likely to fuel tensions in the ruling Conservative party. Cameron set the deadline after a government-appointed commission selected Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport, as the preferred location for...

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS WILL MAKE DECISION ON WHERE TO BUILD NEW LONDON AIRPORT CAPACITY BY END OF THE YEAR.

  • *Heathrow plan provides greatest benefits, commission says. Proposals to expand Heathrow in densely-populated west London are politically divisive and likely to fuel tensions in the ruling Conservative party. After a three-year study, the Airports Commission, as expected, selected a new runway at Heathrow over two other shortlisted options, arguing that it...

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations. The deal was welcomed as "fantastic news" by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised a referendum on his country's future in the EU...

  • LONDON, June 30- A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday. The group represents Britain's financial industry, widely known as "the City." Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's relationship...

  • LONDON, June 29- Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior policymakers will discuss on Monday how Greece's debt crisis might affect UK banking and whether it might need to help British holidaymakers and residents there. Cameron's spokeswoman said he would chair a meeting attended by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and senior ministers including...

  • LONDON, June 29- British Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a top level meeting on Monday to discuss the government's contingency planning over the Greek debt crisis, his spokeswoman said.

  • ATHENS, Greece— The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals:. Osborne said several thousand Britons who live in Greece but receive British pensions would continue to get their payments. He said British tourists who go to Greece should take more euros than usual.

  • LONDON, June 29- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he thought it would be hard for Greece to stay in the single currency if Greeks voted to reject a deal from international creditors in a forthcoming referendum. But it's for the Greek people to decide, "Cameron told BBC radio. He said he wanted to see a deal struck between Athens and the EU for the sake...

  • BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS WANTS AGREEMENT BETWEEN GREEK GOVERNMENT AND EURO ZONE FOR SAKE OF STABILITY.

  • LONDON, June 28- A British exit from the European Union would set the country back half a century and be catastrophic for its trade and economic prospects, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Sunday. Branson, whose Virgin Group empire ranges from airlines to banking and space travel, was speaking after Prime Minister David Cameron told EU leaders...

  • British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started— with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead. Britain will hold a referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017, and Cameron wants major changes to the U.K.' s relationship with the 28- nation bloc as a condition of remaining in.