CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the Labour party's election campaign in the U.K., talking to to Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham about the National Health Service.» Read More
*Britain is due to hold election in 2015. LONDON, Oct 5- Presiding over a fractious coalition amid a recession and derided by critics as an "out of touch" snob, British Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to take on a resurgent opposition at his party's annual conference next week. We know we have got to turn it around, "one Conservative Party official said."
By Tom Bill and Chris Vellacott. LONDON, Oct 5- The love affair between the global super-rich and London property is souring as UK politicians tap into a mood of public resentment of the wealthy, with tax increases and rhetoric playing up their own humble origins.
LONDON-- London's mayor says the British government is risking economic catastrophe by not quickly expanding airport capacity. Under pressure to build a third runway at Heathrow, London's busiest airport, the government has ordered a review into airport capacity.
By Guy Faulconbridge and Matt Falloon. MANCHESTER, England, Oct 2- Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband cast himself as a humble man of the people on Tuesday in a confident speech, seeking to win over doubters and portray Prime Minister David Cameron as the product of a snobby education who has hurt the economy.
In an attempt to cast himself as a humble alternative to Prime Minister David Cameron, UK opposition leader Ed Miliband will shortly unveil tax rises for the rich and measures to reform the British banking industry.
LONDON, Oct 1- The British government would be prepared to use its' golden share' to veto the proposed $45 billion merger between EADS and BAE Systems if the terms were not right for Britain, a defence ministry source said. Priorities for the British government include jobs and future security for BAE plants in Britain.
The new U.K. Business Minister, Michael Fallon, has promised a “drive to cut red tape” to boost business growth to help the country out of recession. For one ice cream man this can’t come soon enough.
Bad news for U.K. politicians clinging to the notion that the nation’s AAA debt rating indicates a clean bill of financial health. Morgan Stanley expects the British budget shortfall to earn the dubious distinction as Europe’s largest in 2013-14, surpassing even the deficit in troubled Greece.
Boris Johnson stole the show from David Cameron with a barnstorming speech at Mondays’ parade celebrating the sporting achievements of Britain’s Olympians and Paralympians, the FT reports.
Fast-growing technology companies would be allowed to float as little as 10 per cent of their business on the London Stock Exchange under proposals being weighed up by Downing Street, the Financial Times Reports.
The U.K. economy has got economists all a-flutter with a series of confusing data, causing more criticism of the coalition government’s policies as it prepares for a high-profile job swap.
How is it that the numbers of employed people are rising and unemployment claims are falling, while the UK economy is contracting? The Financial TImes reports
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Is the Olympic effect enough to turn GDP positive for the whole year? This will depend on the feel-good effect that arises after the games are over, writes Moorad Choudhry.
London Mayor Boris Johnson hit back at U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday, saying the city was as prepared as ever for the Olympic Games.
New figures showing the U.K’s growth domestic product falling by 0.7 percent in the second quarter from the first should be taken with a pinch of salt, and calls into account the credibility of this data, James Knightley, UK Economist at ING told CNBC.
David Cameron was accused on Monday of doing the “hokey-cokey” after he insisted he wanted Britain to stay in the EU but refused to rule out an in-out referendum if he was not able to negotiate a better deal with Brussels, the Financial Times reports.
As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.
The government appears to be taking the proposals of the Independent Commission on Banking, in the UK seriously and looks as if it may implement the majority of Sir John Vickers proposals, writes the Financial Times’ Martin Wolf.
The Lib Dems are set to deliver a blow to coalition unity on Wednesday by refusing to back the embattled culture secretary Jeremy Hunt in a vote in the House of Commons, the Financial Times reports.