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UK growth falls to just 0.3%. Is more pain on the way? – CNNMoney

UK growth falls to just 0.3%. Is more pain on the way? – CNNMoney

Britain’s economy grew by just 0.3% in the first quarter as higher prices discouraged consumers from spending. The quarter on quarter growth rate was the worst in a year, and a major slowdown from the 0.7% expansion posted in the final quarter of 2016. It was also a weaker performance than economists had forecast. UK […]

UK GDP growth slower than expected as inflation bites – The Guardian

The UK economy suffered a sharp slowdown in the opening months of this year, as the post-referendum rise in living costs took its toll on British households and hit consumer spending. GDP growth fell more than expected to 0.3% in the first quarter from 0.7% in the previous quarter, the Office for National Statistics said. […]

All for One: Emboldened EU United Against U.K. Over Brexit – Bloomberg

All for One: Emboldened EU United Against U.K. Over Brexit – Bloomberg

Follow @Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter. European Union leaders are set to declare that when it comes to Brexit, 27 of them will stand as one against the U.K. A Saturday summit in Brussels called solely to discuss Britain’s departure from the bloc will serve […]

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is urgently drawing up new laws that will enable it to continue imposing sanctions on foreign countries after Brexit, the BBC has learned. Ministers began consulting on the plans last week after officials realised most of the powers to apply sanctions will disappear when the UK leaves the EU. […]

Merkel warns against UK ‘illusions’ over Brexit – CNN

(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Britain not to hold any “illusions” about what Brexit means for its future, adding that it “cannot and will not have the same rights as a member of the EU.” ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/04/18/uk-germany-intv-amanpour-norbert-roettgen.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: […]

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News – BBC News

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Bret Hartman/Ted Image caption Richard Browning took off beside the spectacular Vancouver harbour A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Richard Browning’s short flight took place outside the Vancouver Convention Centre in front of a large crowd. […]

Brexit not deterring Asian investors from UK property market – BBC News

Investing in property is a mainstay of most Asian portfolios and the UK has typically been among the most desirable of destinations. Recent data suggests that despite the uncertainty created by Brexit and the upcoming general election, Asian investors are flocking to the UK’s shores more than ever before. Research from property investment firm JLL […]

Uber will offer UK drivers (limited) sick and injury benefits – CNNMoney

Uber will offer UK drivers (limited) sick and injury benefits – CNNMoney

Uber is making a gesture that it cares about its drivers, albeit a small one. The company, and other similar startups like it, have been criticized for classifying their workers as self-employed contractors. The classification means that Uber doesn’t have to cover the cost of things like health care and paid vacation, even for drivers […]

Merkel warns against UK ‘illusions’ over Brexit – CNN

(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Britain not to hold any “illusions” about what Brexit means for its future, adding that it “cannot and will not have the same rights as a member of the EU.” ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/04/18/uk-germany-intv-amanpour-norbert-roettgen.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: […]

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News

Image copyright Bret Hartman/Ted Image caption Richard Browning took off beside the spectacular Vancouver harbour A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Richard Browning’s short flight took place outside the Vancouver Convention Centre in front of a large crowd. […]

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