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  • 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...

  • UK's David Cameron would not serve third term Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in central London, March 18, 2015.

    Cameron told the BBC that he would serve another five-year term if re-elected, but that he would not seek a third time around.

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • Miliband: A budget the public won't believe   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Miliband: A budget the public won't believe

    At the UK budget debate, Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour party, criticizes the speech by George Osborne, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, as a Budget no one would believe.

  • UK budget had crowd-pleasing measures   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    UK budget had crowd-pleasing measures

    Rob Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg, said there were a "few crowd-pleasing measures" in the UK budget speech.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • *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...

  • LONDON, March 16- Plans to ban branding on cigarette packaging in England passed their final legislative hurdle on Monday after lawmakers in Britain's upper house of parliament approved them, meaning firms will be forced to adopt plain, standardised packets. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government is introducing the measures after...

  • UK elections: Who do people trust?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    UK elections: Who do people trust?

    At a Labour party conference, CNBC's Wilfred Frost talks to delegates and members of the public about the upcoming U.K. general election.

  • LONDON, March 13- British left-wing leader Ed Miliband hoped to win more votes by inviting a TV crew into his home. "Exposed: Eddie Two Kitchens," said a headline in the right-leaning Sun newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, on Friday. The existence of Miliband's second kitchen only came to light after the Labor leader- whose personal popularity trails that of Prime...

  • LONDON, March 13- Britain said on Friday it believed its decision to become a founding member of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was in its own national interest, shrugging off U.S. anxiety about the move. Britain had previously said it had sought to become a founding member of the AIIB, making it the first Western nation to embrace the China-...