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  • A prize of 100,000 euros ($130,000) will be given to the best plan for the U.K. to leave the European Union, a free market think tank announced on Tuesday.

  • Has UK inflation peaked?

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says the latest U.K. inflation data should prompt an even more dovish message from the Bank of England.

  • UK recovery hasn't got 'much legs': pro

    Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at RBS and Luciano Janelli, chief economist at MIG Bank, question the sustainability of the U.K. recovery and whether more stimulus is needed in Europe.

  • Can housing prices threaten UK recovery?

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, talks about the U.K., its recovery, employment "success" and how the price of housing is a "big problem".

  • UK's Cable Discusses New Rules for Firms

    Vince Cable, UK business secretary, discusses new rules to hold people who have "recklessly endangered institutions on which the economy depends" to account.

  • U.K. employees are world leaders at claiming sick leave, taking more than four times as many days off work than their global colleagues, according to research by PwC.

  • Is the UK recovery finally underway?

    Peter Spencer, professor of economics and finance at the University of York, talks about the U.K. recovery as business confidence is returning and companies are now in a "position to spend cash".

  • How to trade European bonds

    John Wraith, fixed income strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains that he would rather own U.K. bonds than euro zone ones due to "genuine risks" in the single currency bloc.

  • Why UK SMEs are growing in confidence

    Hann-Ju Ho, director of proprietary data analytics at Lloyds Bank, discusses business confidence among UK SMEs which is at its highest in 5 years.

  • The U.K. economy will expand significantly more than forecast in 2013, according to an economic forecasting group, which has become the latest organization to up its growth outlook for Britain.

  • Investigators started work on Saturday to establish the cause of a fire on a Boeing Dreamliner at London's Heathrow airport.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with Chief Scout Bear Grylls (2nd L) and Sea Scout Rob Butcher (2nd R) as she attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013.

    As royalists eagerly await the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby, Britain’s businesses have jumped on the royal bandwagon.

  • The Treasury said on Friday it will postpone enforcement of a new law that cracks down on offshore tax avoidance by Americans.

  • File photo of Nataliya Magnitskaya holding a portrait of her son, Sergei Magnitsky.

    The court also sentences British investment fund head William Browder in absentia to nine years in prison in a case that will further undermine President Vladimir Putin's reputation in the West.

  • Royal Mail IPO to Include Employee Stake

    CNBC reports on the privatization of the U.K.'s Royal Mail, whose IPO could raise up to £3 billion, and would include an employee scheme.

  • Sainsbury's Portfolio Investment Pays Off

    CNBC's UK Business editor, Helia Ebrahimi, discusses the outlook for Sainsbury's ahead of its AGM.

  • Why Has Libor Been Sold?

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, comments on the sale of Libor to NYSE Euronext, and why the U.S. stock exchange was chosen.

  • What to Expect From Sterling

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, explains why it should be an interesting week for sterling, and how a lot depends on dollar strength.

  • IMF's Blanchard: UK Needs 'Flexibility'

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, says that despite the upward revision to the U.K. growth outlook, the country still needs "fiscal flexibility".

  • 3-D printer by Makerbot for sale on

    3-D printers are being sold in stores in the U.K. for the first time, bringing the technology which enables users to print solid objects to the masses.