Politics

Britons' inflation expectations slide to lowest level in more than 13 years - Bank of England

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The British public's expectations for inflation over the next 12 months fell to its lowest level in more than 13 years last month, according to a survey on Friday from the Bank of England.

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UK broadcasters to go ahead with TV election debates without PM 06 Mar 2015

LONDON - British broadcasters said on Friday they would go ahead with a series of U.S.-style pre-election TV debates despite Prime Minister David Cameron's refusal to take part on their terms.

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Osborne wants quick RBS sale but could still take years - FT 06 Mar 2015

- The British government would like to "get rid of" its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland as quickly as possible, British finance minister George Osborne was quoted saying on Friday, but warned a sale could take years to complete.

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Cameron torpedoes TV debate plans before election 05 Mar 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron torpedoed plans for a series of U.S.-style TV debates before a close-fought national election in Britain, a spoiling tactic widely seen as a move to protect his own high personal ratings and to deprive rivals of publicity.

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UKIP pledges to end 'mass immigration' as election nears 04 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party promised on Wednesday to stop "mass immigration" if it has any influence in the next government, saying it thought less than 50,000 net immigrants a year was about the right figure.

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UK living standards lag 2010 levels as election nears - think tank 04 Mar 2015

LONDON - British living standards remain below those before the last national election in 2010, a leading think tank said on Wednesday, putting Prime Minister David Cameron's economic record back in the spotlight ahead of May 7's election.

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Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified 'national threat' 03 Mar 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said tackling child sexual abuse was a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures to prevent systematic abuse.

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UK construction growth unexpectedly surges in February - PMI 03 Mar 2015

Growth in Britain's construction industry jumped unexpectedly to a four-month high last month, adding to evidence Britain's economy started 2015 strongly, although building firms hired staff at the slowest pace in more than a year.

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Cameron seeks young vote with pledge of more cheap starter homes 02 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's Conservatives would double the planned number of cut-price new homes available to first-time buyers if re-elected, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday in a bid to woo voters ahead of a close national vote in May.

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UK manufacturing growth at seven-month high in February - PMI 02 Mar 2015

British manufacturing growth hit a seven-month high in February, according to a survey which adds to signs that Britain's economy started 2015 on a strong footing, albeit one based mostly on domestic demand.