LONDON/EDINBURGH The Scottish government is increasingly confident it can win a new independence referendum and is considering calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Edinburgh administration say.
BROAD HAVEN, Wales A woman was killed by flying debris on Thursday as storm Doris battered Britain and Ireland, disrupting travel and leaving thousands without power as it swept in from the Atlantic.
LONDON Constant government intervention in Britain's energy sector has led to a complex system of subsidies and an uncompetitive market that fails to deliver low-cost and secure electricity, a report by an upper-house parliamentary committee said on Friday.
LONDON Britons began voting on Thursday in two areas long seen as strongholds of the Labour Party for parliamentary elections expected to test whether leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn still commands the support of his working class power base.
John Lewis [JLP.UL] [JLPLC.UL], Britain's biggest department store chain, plans to cut hundreds of jobs in a reorganisation of its soft furnishings business and changes to the way it operates its in-store restaurants, it said on Thursday.
LONDON Britain must treat the Commonwealth with humility if it is to make the most of the opportunity to boost post-Brexit trade, the head of a Commonwealth business organisation said ahead of a trade meeting next month with many former British colonies.
LONDON Net migration to Britain has fallen to its lowest in more than two years, official data showed on Thursday, partly driven by an increase in the number of people from some eastern European countries leaving.
LONDON U.S. bank Morgan Stanley may initially move 300 staff from Britain following its exit from the European Union, and is scouting for office space in Frankfurt and Dublin, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
LONDON The British housing market, on a tear for more than two decades with only a brief correction during the financial crisis, appears to be set for a long pause as the government negotiates its exit from the European Union.
LONDON Another sign that British inflation may surge more than expected can be found in the Confederation of British Industry's latest report. The trade group noted a record increase in its gauge of retailer selling-price expectations.