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Abolish the 0.7% GDP target for Foreign Aid

Investing less than one percent of our national income in aid is creating a safer, healthier and more prosperous world. it is firmly in the UK’s and …

Government cuts have caused 'human catastrophe' for disabled, UN committee says

Government welfare cuts have created a “human catastrophe” for disabled people in the UK, the chairwoman of an influential United Nations committee …

UK trade deficit grows as oil price rise pushes up cost of fuel imports

December figures ‘pretty poor’ given weakness of pound since Brexit vote, City analysts says<p>Britain’s trade position with the rest of the world worsened in December as rising global oil prices pushed up the cost of importing fuel, while the continuing weak pound failed to lift sales of UK-made …

Economy

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

The Government is committed to improving the welfare of animals. The Government share the public’s high regard for animal welfare. We are proud to …

US weapon exports, between 2007 and 2016. ($ million) Saudi Arabia: 7479 S Korea: 7409 Australia: 6689 UAE: 6672 Iraq: 4047 Singapore: 3982 Japan: 3743 Turkey: 3424 Taiwan: 3042 UK: 3006 India: 2932 Pakistan: 2870 Egypt: 2834 Israel: 2803 Canada: 2394 (SIPRI) https://t.co/JWX3fxJPM5

UK's food and drink exports hit record £22billion after Brexit

BRITISH food and drink exports hit a record £22billion last year as Brexit sparked a boom in global demand.<p>Overseas demand hit an all-time high as …

UK GDP growth to accelerate on back of stronger services sector

Stronger order books for services sector companies will drive an acceleration in the UK economy, according to an index tracking major business …

US and UK GDP show mixed growth in Q4 | Money Talks

Consumption drives UK economy | FT World

Unemployment Rise - More Misery for Millions in the UK

Unemployment & Social Security: UK vs. Finland

British & - British and Unemployed

Majority of voters think Brexit will hit UK economy immediately, poll finds

A majority of voters think Brexit will harm the UK economy in the coming years, a new poll has found.<p>The survey, carried out by BMG exclusively for</i> …

Brexit Britain will stay strong even if we leave the EU without a deal, says Bank of England deputy

BREXIT Britain will stay strong even if we leave the EU without a deal, a senior Bank of England official said yesterday.<p>Speaking on BBC R4's Today …

Brexit wiped out £7.7bn of business investment, says Bank of England

Global Economy Week Ahead: Japan GDP, U.S. Inflation, U.K. Retail Sales

This week will feature inflation readings from the U.S. and U.K., while Japan is expected to report it ended 2017 with an eighth straight quarter of economic growth.<p>TUESDAY: Spurred by the pound’s steep depreciation since the Brexit vote in 2016, inflation in the U.K. has accelerated rapidly, …

Economics

Mortgage rates set to rise as cheap funding ends: should you fix your rate now?

<b>Aspiring home owners have benefited from rock-bottom mortgage rates for years – but the good times may be coming to an end, as the government</b> …

Brexit to mean widespread EU spending cuts: budget commissioner

© Reuters. Guenther Oettinger, speaks during the welcome night at the world's biggest computer and software fair CeBit in Hanover<p>VIENNA (Reuters) - …

Europe

Interest rate rise would hit millions in UK who depend on cheap credit

Almost half of low-income families are believed to be in debt distress already<p>The Bank of England’s warning that it plans to raise interest rates from as early as May will hit millions of low-income families who have only survived financially for a decade by using cheap credit.<p>The Resolution …

Economics

The Bank of England Would Do Better to Wait

The best strategy until Brexit is settled is a simple one: Do nothing.<p>The markets may have had bigger things to worry about last week than the Bank of England's statement that interest rates will rise earlier than previously expected. But they were still stunned by the announcement. Such a hawkish …