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Manchester to Leeds rail route: Boris Johnson pledges funds for new project to boost growth in N-England
Sat, Jul 27, 2019
The route would be the first step in the so-called Northern Powerhouse Rail and would be considered in detail after a government review into the cost of the High-Speed 2 project which will connect London, the Midlands and northern England using trains capable of travelling at 250 mph.
Brexit delayed - What happens next? 6 things to watch out for
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Britain's exit (Brexit) from the European Union was postponed by a late night agreement in Brussels last week that gave Prime Minister Theresa May until Oct 31 to persuade parliament to approve the terms of the country`s departure.
Britain tightens noose around social media, makes bosses personally liable for harmful content
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
The proposed regulations would see social media companies accept "duty of care" obligations that require them to identify and remove "online harms".
EU expects UK request to help avoid food shortages under hard Brexit
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
"I don`t think they will want a situation where they will have a logistical problem at their ports, that they will have food shortages and food prices going up in the shops," Hogan added.
UK immigration policy: Britain will be open to best and brightest from India, says minister
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
The UK officials on Wednesday visited New Delhi for the Migration Dialogue with the Indian government about a month after the British government unveiled its post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy that seeks to remove cap on highly-skilled migrants.
Brexit deal: British MPs to vote on Theresa May's divorce agreement on January 15
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
May confirmed the House of Commons will cast its judgment on her withdrawal deal next week, a month after she postponed the vote in the face of certain defeat. But she is still struggling to convince both opposition lawmakers and her own Conservative party to back the divorce agreement, heightening fears Britain could leave the EU on March 29 without a deal.
UAE seeks rich, educated foreigners with long-term visa scheme
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
The United Arab Emirates will offer long-term visas to rich property investors, senior scientists and entrepreneurs in an effort to support its economy and real estate market, which have been hurt by low oil prices.
Brexit deal: British, EU negotiators reach a framework agreement
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
A European source said a technical agreement had been struck but still needed political approval both on the British and European sides. Ireland's public broadcaster RTE cited two government sources saying a text crucially resolves the Irish border issue -- a key sticking point.
Going to UK? Get set to be slapped with this massive visa payment
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
The UK government is all set to double the immigration health surcharge (IHS) from December, which will increase the overall visa fees for the citizens, students, professionals and family members from the non-European Union countries, including India.
British MPs question financial aid to India
Mon, Sep 03, 2018
Some of Britain's MPs from the ruling Conservative party on Monday questioned the UK government's financial assistance programme for India, which will involve 52 million pounds for 2018-19 and 46 million pounds for 2019-20.
Bengalis in Britain may build trade ties with India: Buckneil
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
The meet was organised by British Deputy High Commission and 'powered' by The Dialogue, a think tank dedicated to drive policy and governance reforms through public opinion.
Brexit: UK foreign secretary warns against messy divorce with European Union
Wed, Aug 01, 2018
Britain is due to leave the EU in March, but the two sides have not agreed on their future relationship and concerns are mounting that no deal will be reached in time. Differences persist over the terms of a new trade setup and how to regulate the border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland.
UK visa row: Peers demand end to 'national scandal' over Indian professionals
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
UK visa row: During a debate on 'Immigration: Hostile Environment' in the House of Lords yesterday, Lord Dick Taverne, a Liberal Democrat peer said, "This treatment is a national scandal every bit as outrageous as the treatment of the Windrush immigrants. A monstrous injustice is being perpetrated by our government in our name."
Britain's Brexit laws: What's changed and what happens next?
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is being finalised in parliament after more than 250 hours of debate. It repeals the 1972 laws which made Britain a member of the European Community and provides the basis for existing EU law to be transferred into British law.
Global banks in Britain seek special exemptions for foreign staff after Brexit: Sources
Fri, May 11, 2018
Business leaders have repeatedly expressed concern that a crackdown on immigration from the EU could hamper their ability to find staff with the right skills. As a result, the finance industry is demanding a new system where international staff posted to Britain for less than six months will be able to come and go freely without having to apply for a work visa before they travel, the sources said.
WhatsApp not to share British users' data with Facebook
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
The European Union (EU) is introducing the GDPR in May to harmonise data privacy laws. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new data privacy option in compliance with the new legislation.
Facebook, Google making profits from 'pop-up' brothels: Report
Mon, Mar 05, 2018
The British government is seeking new laws that make internet firms responsible for content on their platforms. The US government is already working on a legislation aimed at cracking down on sex trafficking on Internet platforms.
Murdoch's Fox extends Sky News guarantee to secure bid approval
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
On Tuesday Fox pledged to maintain and fund a fully independent Sky-branded news service for 10 years, five years longer than it proposed last week when it set out the concessions it was willing to take to secure the deal.
Disorderly Brexit would renew pressure on Britain credit rating: S&P Global
Mon, Feb 05, 2018
S&P cut Britain`s previously triple-A rating by two-notches to AA with a negative outlook, after the mid-2016 Brexit vote.
Rolls-Royce shares jump as commercial marine unit goes on the block
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Britain`s Rolls-Royce said on Wednesday it was considering the sale of its commercial marine business, which has been hit by weak demand in offshore oil and gas markets, as part of a restructuring of the company into three core units.