New Data Suggest UK Government Figures Are Getting Released Early – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

U.K. government-bond futures often move sharply in the 24 hours before sensitive economic reports are released, an analysis of trading data shows, a phenomenon that suggests some investors may be trading with knowledge of official statistics before they are made public. On average, between April 2011 and December 2016, U.K. government-bond futures correctly anticipated the […]

UK poised to trigger Brexit this week — Here’s what you need to know – CNBC

UK poised to trigger Brexit this week — Here’s what you need to know – CNBC

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UK average annual rents fall for first time in six years – The Guardian

Rents in Britain have recorded their first annual drop for six years, according to the UK’s biggest estate and lettings agency. In February, the average rent in Britain was £921 a month, £5 lower than a year earlier, and the first annual decrease since 2011. Countrywide, which compiled the figures, said the buying frenzy ahead […]

Malala has conditional offer from top UK university – BBC News

Malala has conditional offer from top UK university – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Malala told head teachers at the Association of School and College Leaders annual conference that she needed to achieve three A grades to meet the offer Nobel prize winning campaigner Malala Yousafzai has received a conditional offer from a top UK university. The 19-year-old, who is studying for A-levels, told […]

UK pro-Palestinian activist deported from Israel – BBC News

UK pro-Palestinian activist deported from Israel – BBC News

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Hugh Lanning was put on a flight back to the UK after he arrived in Israel A UK activist has been blocked from entering Israel because of his support for a movement urging a boycott of the country, Israeli officials say. Hugh Lanning, chairman of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, […]

UK sending Syrians back to countries where they were beaten and abused – The Guardian

Britain is using EU rules to send asylum seekers from Syria and other countries back to eastern European states where they were beaten, incarcerated and abused, the Guardian has learned. Migrant rights groups and lawyers say the Home Office is using the rules to send people back to “police brutality, detention and beatings” in several […]

Vodafone to create 2100 UK customer service jobs – BBC News

Vodafone to create 2100 UK customer service jobs – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Mobile phone giant Vodafone says it will create 2,100 jobs across the UK. The company is expanding existing customer service centres, with 800 additional posts in Manchester, almost 150 in Newark, more than 150 in Stoke-on-Trent and about 100 in Glasgow. Its third-party customer service partners will create another 600 jobs […]

UK looks to supercharge EU trade deals post-Brexit – Telegraph.co.uk

In that case Britain could decide to let in more Canadian dairy products, or reduce restrictions on Canadian chicken and turkey which the EU refused to consider at all, arrangements which could boost consumer choice in the UK and cut prices on the supermarket shelves. These deals could be concluded relatively quickly because templates are […]