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Ford shuts down last UK assembly plant

Jul 26, 2013
After a hundred years of production in the U.K., the U.S. auto giant is closing its last vehicle assembly operation in Britain.
Posted In: Ford, Britain, Auto, Europe, manufacturing

Britain's welfare crackdown draws criticism, praise

Jul 25, 2013
Welfare payments account for a third of Britain's public spending. Now, radical cuts in welfare spending are drawing impassioned reactions among both critics and supporters.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.), welfare

Forget the hype, Britain's royal baby will only have a small economic impact

Jul 23, 2013
As we await the name of the new British royal baby, let's take a look at the economics of the birth.
Posted In: United Kingdom, Britain, royal baby, Prince William

Prince William to receive paid paternity leave

Jul 19, 2013
The Royal Prince will be paid paternity leave. Yes, he gets paid.
Posted In: Britain, Prince William

Cheerio! Why it's good to be British right now

Jul 8, 2013
With a British winner of the men's title at Wimbledon and a royal baby on the way, the mood of gloom in Britain is lifting.
Posted In: Britain, British

Britain's new bank chief takes the helm

Jul 1, 2013
Canadian Mark Carney takes over running the Bank of England today. Carney looks good and has star power, but some wonder whether the current adulation will last.
Posted In: Britain, Bank of England, england, banking, Europe

Amidst austerity, Britain spends to commemorate a war

Jun 28, 2013
Britain is spending $75 million on next year's commemoration of the outbreak of World War I. Some historians insist that for the money to be well spent, the commemoration must get the tone right.
Posted In: World War I, Britain

Britain under pressure over tax havens

Jun 14, 2013
Britain is coning under pressure to rein in its overseas territories in the Caribbean which many say are a base for tax evasion and storing illicit profits.
Posted In: Britain, tax haven, Taxes

Setting up a bank in Britain gets easier

Apr 29, 2013
Despite the recent global banking crisis, UK regulators have decided to cut down application approval times for new banks and lower the capital requirements. An American starting a bank there says this will stimulate competition.
Posted In: bank, metro bank, United Kingdom, Britain

Britain celebrates its Huguenot heritage

Apr 24, 2013
Immigration is a contentious issue in Britain, but the country recently celebrated one of the most successful immigrant groups -- French Protestants or Huguenots.
Posted In: Britain, Huguenot, history

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