Britain’s foremost economics think tank has urged Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to use next month’s budget to announce a targeted extension of government support to tackle a “triple challenge” to the economy from Brexit, COVID and global heating.
Britain’s economy is suffering the most damage since the first wave of COVID-19 as persistently high infection rates and renewed lockdown measures delay the economic recovery from the pandemic, according to a Guardian analysis.
Unaccompanied child refugees will no longer be given sanctuary in the UK, the British immigration minister said – sparking claims that Britain has “turned its back” on vulnerable youngsters in need of protection.
Britain will ban “buy one get one free” promotions for food high in fat, sugar or salt and free refills of sugary soft drinks in restaurants from April 2022, the government said on Monday, its latest step in its plan to tackle obesity and improve public health.
The United Kingdom was stuck in COVID-19 isolation on Tuesday after much of the world cut off travel ties due to a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, halting one of Europe's most important trade routes.
Britain will pay individuals who suffer any severe side effects from COVID-19 vaccines under an existing program, the government said ahead of a rollout of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine in the country following emergency approval.
Germany, France and Britain urged the administration of US President Donald Trump in late October to reconsider broad, new sanctions against Iran’s banks, arguing that the move would deter humanitarian trade and hurt the allies’ common interests, Reuters reported citing diplomatic correspondence.
Britain and the European Union cautioned each other on Monday that time was running out for a Brexit trade deal as negotiators sparred over state aid, enforcement and fishing in a bid to avoid a tumultuous exit in just a month’s time.
British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from high speed mobile networks.