Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Economy News

Labour warns of NHS ‘disaster’ as 100,000 jobs across organisation lie empty

Theresa May has been warned over a deepening crisis in the health service as new figures show more than 100,000 NHS posts are lying vacant. New analysis...

UK leads the way in Europe for coffee as chains grow at unprecedented rate

The UK led growth in branded coffee shops in Europe for a third straight year amid an expansion of chains from Starbucks to Costa Coffee. The number...

Russia ‘could cut UK’s undersea internet cables’, defence chief warns

Britain’s military has prioritised the protection of undersea cables from Russia because if they are cut or disrupted there would be an immediate and “potentially catastrophic”...

Saudi Arabia set to hike domestic petrol prices by 80% in January

Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom...

Brexit: Chief EU negotiator says the City of London will have ‘no place’ in...

The EU’s chief negotiator has warned there will be “no place” for the City of London’s financial services in any Brexit trade deal struck between the...

Grenfell Fire: Accountability must be built into the housing sector

A little over six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, an event that shocked and shamed a nation and in which 71 people died in horrendous...

Jayda Fransen: Twitter suspends Britain First leader retweeted by Donald Trump

The deputy leader of far-right party Britain First, who was retweeted by Donald Trump, has been suspended from Twitter. Jayda Fransen was the subject of headlines around the...

Gig economy: One in three zero-hours workers juggle at least two jobs at same...

One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance...

Eurozone GDP growth forecasts ‘substantially’ upgraded by ECB as Brexit Britain set to struggle

The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the...

Flights: more winter mayhem at Manchester and Heathrow

An estimated 20,000 airline passengers are learning their flights to and from UK airports have been cancelled because of freezing fog. On Monday night Manchester airport, Britain’s...