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UK house prices pick up but still under pressure, says Nationwide – The Guardian

UK house price growth edged up to a three-month high in October, but pressure on household budgets is weighing on the market according to Nationwide. Annual growth in house prices picked up to 2.5% from 2.3% in September, as a shortage of homes on the market and low mortgage rates propped up prices, the lender […]

Most of UK’s fruit and veg is from other EU nations ‘so Brexit impact may be dramatic’ – The Guardian

The UK faces serious health implications if the government fails to agree a Brexit deal, finds a report that says of 35 portions of fruit and vegetables, a figure relating to the five-a-day recommendation for individuals, just one “portion” is grown in the UK and picked by British or non-EU workers. The report, to mark […]

Tackle UK’s north-south divide with pledge on infrastructure, say experts – The Guardian

Britain’s north-south divide should be tackled by a government pledge in its new industrial strategy to provide every citizen with decent transport, schools, hospitals and digital access, an expert body says. The independent industrial strategy commission on Wednesday urged ministers to tackle Britain’s regional imbalances by committing to universal basic infrastructure – a guaranteed standard […]

UK manufacturing growth was stronger in October, says PMI survey – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images British manufacturers reported stronger growth in October, driven by higher domestic demand and export orders. The IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 56.3 last month, from 56 in September. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. It was the fifteenth consecutive month of expansion for the sector, and will fuel […]

Brexit May Cost 75000 UK Finance Jobs, Top Regulator Says – Bloomberg

Follow @Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter. Sam Woods, Britain’s top banking regulator, said a consultancy’s estimate that Brexit could cause as many as 75,000 job losses in banking and insurance is “plausible” if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal. About 10,000 U.K.-based […]

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

While publishers in the U.S. have “pivoted to video” in droves, those in the U.K. haven’t done so to the same degree, due to a smaller market, fewer VC-backed publishers and comparatively less reliance on Facebook. The much-mocked term “pivot to video” has become a catch-all phrase for replacing text-based journalists with video specialists. Since […]

Most of UK’s fruit and veg is from other EU nations ‘so Brexit impact may be dramatic’ – The Guardian

The UK faces serious health implications if the government fails to agree a Brexit deal, finds a report that says of 35 portions of fruit and vegetables, a figure relating to the five-a-day recommendation for individuals, just one “portion” is grown in the UK and picked by British or non-EU workers. The report, to mark […]

Brexit fails to dent UK as a top place to do business – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has maintained its place as one of the top 10 countries in the world for ease of doing business despite worries that political turmoil and the Brexit negotiations could dent the country’s appeal to companies. The UK is the seventh best place to do business, according to the World Bank’s annual report on competitiveness. […]

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Many economists expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade on Thursday. With low unemployment and stable economic growth – and after being nearly zero for nearly 10 years, rates are due to rise. But, there are a number of reasons why the Bank may wait for […]

No surgery for smokers or the obese: Policy in UK stirs debate – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. No surgery for smokers or the obese: Policy in UK stirs debate – CNN

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