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UK non-Christian claims 'absurd'
The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves" and ignoring "reality", say two senior Conservative MPs.


UK Economic Recovery Threatened by Gaping Trade Deficit
Britain's yawning current account deficit is threatening the UK's gathering economic recovery, according to the Bank of England. Policymakers on the BoE's rate-setting monetary policy committee (MPC) highlighted the current account deficit, which has grown to the equivalent of 5.5% of GDP, as a significant concern at their monthly meeting at the beginning of April. The BoE and Chancellor George ...


UK retailers welcome relaxed visas for Chinese visitors
Simplification of visitor paperwork could boost UK revenues generated by Chinese shoppers by an estimated £1.2bn UK retailers and tourism bosses have welcomed the chancellor's pledge to relax visa restrictions to make it easier for wealthy Chinese shoppers to splash their cash in the UK. The simplification of visitor paperwork could boost UK revenues generated by Chinese shoppers by an estimated ...


UK government hits borrowing target
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.


VIDEO: UK debt wall 'falling down'
The UK economy may be starting to recover, but the country's levels of debt still remain among the highest in the developed world.


UK students stuck in educational doldrums, OECD study finds
Influential Pisa report says Britain's mid-table position is virtually unchanged from 2009 as attainment gap persists A stubborn gap in attainment between Britain's best- and worst-performing students has pinned the UK to the middle of international education rankings, despite years of effort by successive governments to raise standards. The latest edition of the programme for international ...


UK Recovery Will Suffer Without Looser Immigration Rules, Warns Recruitment Chief
The comments come as the Conservative Party attempts to reduce annual net migration levels down to "tens of thousands" by 2015. The coalition government partner has capped the number of people employers are allowed to bring to the UK from outside the European Union (EU) to work in skilled professions. But Kevin Green, the chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC ...


UK firms go on shopping spree to acquire more overseas assets
UK COMPANIES had a healthier appetite for buying and merging foreign companies in the first quarter of this year, spending $3.3bn (£1.96bn) more than they did last year on overseas deals.Businesses headquartered ...


UK Economic Recovery Paves Way for £7bn in Tax Cuts
The Centre for Economics and Business Research has revealed that the UK economic recovery could pave the way for £7bn in tax cuts. According to CEBR economists, the Chancellor could slash taxes in the lead up to the 2015 general election as the improvement in the economy has been better than expected. "The main constraint on the Chancellor introducing crowd-pleasing measures is the likely ...


UK a great place to live and work, says OECD
Thinktank ranks UK above average on jobs, earnings and housing in its Better Life Index - but below average on education, skills and income equality The UK is one of best places to live and work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, although income inequality has risen by more than in other countries since the global financial crisis struck in 2007. The Paris ...








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