Forced migration was UK’s worst child abuse scandal, says Brown – The Guardian

The former prime minister Gordon Brown has described the forced migration of British children as a bigger sex abuse scandal than that perpetrated by Jimmy Savile. Giving evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Brown said the mass transportation of 130,000 British children overseas between the 1940s and 70s amounted to “government-enforced trafficking”. […]

SSE loses 230000 customers in ‘highly competitive’ UK market – The Guardian

SSE lost nearly a quarter of a million customers in the three months to June as it warned that it faced “complex challenges” this year. The UK’s second biggest energy supplier has been shedding customers at a faster rate than before, with the exodus of 230,000, and 210,000 households switching to rival suppliers in the […]

Hot weather boosts UK retail sales – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK retail sales rose by more than expected in June, rebounding from May’s decline, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The quantity of goods bought rose by 0.6% in June from May, which was stronger growth than economists had been expecting. The rise was driven by strong sales of […]

UK will be at the back of the queue for a trade deal, warns top EU commissioner – CNBC

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UK can replicate current trade arrangements – Fox – BBC News

Media captionInternational Trade Secretary Liam Fox says an EU trade deal “should be one of the easiest in human history” The UK can “replicate” its existing international trade arrangements outside the EU, cabinet minister Liam Fox has said. The international trade secretary told the BBC the UK had had a “very positive response” from the […]

How can I buy bitcoin in the UK? –

However, the process isn’t always entirely straightforward. Legal bitcoin services are heavily regulated, given the currency’s association with online black markets, and its cryptographic nature means security protocols can be complicated. Step 1 – Set up a bitcoin wallet A bitcoin wallet is where you hold your bitcoins. Alternatively you can download the entire bitcoin […]

The UK just banned sexist ads — should America follow? – CBS News

While debate rages over the portrayal of gender on television and in movies, there is one region of the media world that’s drawn less scrutiny for the persistence of sexist stereotypes: commercials.  Some experts and regulators are now taking a look at how women and men are depicted in TV advertisements, and the findings aren’t […]