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Rising food prices are inevitable as sanctions hit

The writer is chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation The world is uniting against Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. The UK government’s decisive sanctions action has the support of the entire food and drink industry as we watch the escalating human tragedy unfold before our eyes. We agree …

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Economic Crimes Bill passed and UK and Russian sanctions

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Economic Crime Act As expected, the Economic Crimes Bill was passed and became the Economic Crimes (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 on 14 March 2022 (the Act). Simplified sanctions regime Importantly, the law simplified the standard sanctions procedure by removing a series of hurdles that a …

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New sanctions issued against Russia and Belarus by EU and UK | Pillsbury – Global Trade Law and Sanctions

The EU and UK have imposed additional export controls and sanctions on Russia and Belarus linked to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Below is a summary of the main developments in recent days since our last blog post on EU and UK developments. [here]. This is a rapidly developing area …

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Main items that will not be included in your travel insurance if you catch coronavirus

Travel is back on the agenda as many Britons race to return to some form of normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic. Fully vaccinated people traveling to the UK no longer have to take Covid tests when entering and leaving the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also announced that he …

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UK ‘weakens threat to Kremlin by failing to close ownership loophole’ | Foreign Police

Britain has frustrated its EU allies and weakened the West’s financial threat to the Kremlin by failing to close a loophole that will ensure London property remains a safe haven for Russian money, sources say diplomats in Brussels. The new legislation, described as the ‘toughest ever’ by Foreign Secretary Liz …

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The economic case for Scottish independence has completely collapsed

The fantasies behind the idea of ​​Scottish independence were highlighted last week when David Lockwood, chief executive of engineering firm Babcock, suggested his firm would move its manufacturing facilities from Rosyth to England if it felt unwelcome in an independent Scotland. His observation drew praise from nationalists. They argued that …

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NatWest: the bailed-out bank has become an economic indicator | NatWest Group

IIt took 14 years but a small miracle is about to happen, probably within months: the state’s stake in NatWest will drop below 50%. We will no longer need to refer to the former Royal Bank of Scotland as ‘majority owned’ by the government. Alleluia. NatWest’s full-year 2021 figures, to …

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Gove calls for devolution of commercial tariff control to England’s mayors

Control of England’s main commercial property tax should be given to directly elected mayors to boost investment, according to the minister overseeing the UK government’s ‘race to the top’ program to tackle regional inequality. Following the launch of his long-awaited policy white paper outlining plans to improve ‘left behind’ parts …

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What does 2022 hold for the UK economy and its households? | Economic growth (GDP)

The UK economy is starting 2022 on the back foot as a record number of coronavirus infections and tighter restrictions driven by the Omicron variant cloud growth prospects. It comes after a slower pace of growth at the end of last year as businesses and households face increasing pressure from …

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Brexit news: UK to overtake all other G7 economies in 2022 – beating US and Germany | United Kingdom | News

Boris Johnson: Brexit will fix ‘broken’ British economic model Goldman Sachs economists predicted the UK economy to jump 4.8% next year, significantly exceeding the 3.5% forecast for the United States, 4% for Germany and 4.4% for the United States. behemoths of the European Union, France and Italy. In a further …

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£ 75million boost to modernize UK fishing industry and level coastal communities

Fishing communities across the UK will benefit from better infrastructure, strengthened supply chains, new jobs and an investment in skills with £ 75million boost to the sector announced today ‘hui by the British government. The investment will strengthen the industry’s ability to land more fish in the UK and get …

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UK government borrowing rises again as Covid cases skyrocket | Economy

The UK government borrowed £ 17.4 billion in November, beating economists ‘forecasts and suggesting that debt could far exceed authorities’ forecasts if the Omicron coronavirus variant slows the economy as expected. This was the highest loan in November since comparable records began 30 years ago, except last year. During last …

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Covid news live: UK warned of 2 million infections per day; Germany restricts travel from UK | World news

8:58 am GMT 08:58 British minister criticizes refusals of vaccines UK Health Minister Sajid Javid said unvaccinated people were “taking hospital beds” which could be used for someone else. Speaking on Sky News, Javid said that 10% of the population – more than 5 million people – still had not …

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PM announces electric vehicle revolution

World-class regulations for new homes and buildings in England announced as government pursues electric vehicle revolution At the CBI, the Prime Minister expected the Green Industrial Revolution to be the greatest opportunity to unite and upgrade the UK, government and business working in partnership. Comes as the government invests nearly …

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FirstFT: US, China discuss nuclear arsenals

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa or Americas edition to receive it directly to your inbox every morning of the week Joe Biden and Xi Jinping have agreed to hold talks aimed at reducing tensions, as US anxiety …

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How will insurance work with self-driving cars?

None of us need to remember that every year on UK roads there are over 1,700 fatalities and 180,000 more injured. But it should be remembered that although more than 90% of these problems are caused by human error, even the most attentive driver has only a few seconds to …

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Bank of England inflation problem becomes embarrassing

IInflation is increasingly difficult to ignore. From central bankers to ordinary consumers grimacing over their energy bills, the rate at which prices are rising has become a pressing concern. Investors are also worried. Financial markets are betting that the Bank of England’s key interest rate could reach 1% by the …

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Why are the UK and the EU still arguing over Brexit?

LONDON – ‘Get Brexit done’ was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slogan when he ran for office two years ago. Since then, the UK has withdrawn from the European Union after more than four decades of membership and several years of wrangling over divorce terms. And yet the bickering continues: …

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UK trade deals should prioritize economic growth over environmental protection – government document leaked | UK News

Britain should prioritize economic growth over environmental protections in trade deals, according to a leaked government document obtained by Sky News. Environmental guarantees should also not be treated as a red line when other countries demand that they be broken. commercial agreements, according to the document prepared by officials of …

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Why quitting your job is good for the economy

They call it the Big Quit. More Americans are quitting their jobs than at any time since the turn of the millennium. Much has been written about the reasons, from burnout during the pandemic to a “big re-evaluation” of what people expect from their jobs. But this is not just …

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UK begins talks on joining Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

British Secretary of State for International Development Anne-Marie Trevelyan is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain February 14, 2020. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls LONDON, Sept.28 (Reuters) – Britain will begin talks with the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Tuesday to join the pact it sees as …

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A week for travel industry news

Updates on the global economy Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about global economic news. This article is an on-site version of our The Week Ahead newsletter. Sign up here to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox every Sunday Welcome (back) to the …

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MPs slam UK government’s plan for economic recovery

A cornerstone of the UK government’s efforts for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic lack clear direction, ministerial responsibility or methods to measure its success, MPs warned in a report released on Monday. The House of Commons Trade, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee expressed concern about the government’s growth plan, …

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Coronavirus (UK): The next step in the leave scheme – key points for employers in the hospitality industry | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

In our recent blog, we highlighted the UK government’s announcement on June 14, 2021 regarding the likely four-week delay in triggering Stage 4 of the lockdown roadmap. This announcement, however, was not accompanied by a further extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), despite many hotel and hospitality companies …

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UK government sells upcoming £ 1bn stake in NatWest

The UK government will reduce its stake in NatWest for the second time in two months, taking advantage of a recent rebound in the bank’s share price to bring it closer to a full return to private ownership. UK Government Investments, which manages the government’s shareholding, said on Monday after …

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UK takes slow road to escape risk in Scotland

Scottish First Minister and Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon launches her manifesto in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain on April 15, 2021. The UK is taking the slow road to balkanization. Last week’s regional elections saw Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party …

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