Tackle UK’s north-south divide with pledge on infrastructure, say experts – The Guardian

Britain’s north-south divide should be tackled by a government pledge in its new industrial strategy to provide every citizen with decent transport, schools, hospitals and digital access, an expert body says. The independent industrial strategy commission on Wednesday urged ministers to tackle Britain’s regional imbalances by committing to universal basic infrastructure – a guaranteed standard […]

UK manufacturing growth was stronger in October, says PMI survey – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images British manufacturers reported stronger growth in October, driven by higher domestic demand and export orders. The IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 56.3 last month, from 56 in September. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. It was the fifteenth consecutive month of expansion for the sector, and will fuel […]

Bad weather knocks out Freeview TV across the UK – Engadget

In a statement, the company put the signal issues down to high air pressure: “TV and radio signals can be affected by atmospheric conditions, including high air pressure (which brings fine weather), heavy rain or snow,” said a spokesperson. “We’re aware that high air pressure is currently affecting TV and radio signals for some viewers. […]

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

While publishers in the U.S. have “pivoted to video” in droves, those in the U.K. haven’t done so to the same degree, due to a smaller market, fewer VC-backed publishers and comparatively less reliance on Facebook. The much-mocked term “pivot to video” has become a catch-all phrase for replacing text-based journalists with video specialists. Since […]

Brexit fails to dent UK as a top place to do business – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has maintained its place as one of the top 10 countries in the world for ease of doing business despite worries that political turmoil and the Brexit negotiations could dent the country’s appeal to companies. The UK is the seventh best place to do business, according to the World Bank’s annual report on competitiveness. […]

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Many economists expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade on Thursday. With low unemployment and stable economic growth – and after being nearly zero for nearly 10 years, rates are due to rise. But, there are a number of reasons why the Bank may wait for […]

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

Pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late on Monday after her defence secretary admitted to inappropriately touching a journalist, bringing the growing uproar about endemic sexual harassment at Westminster to the heart of her government. Michael Fallon said he apologized at the time for repeatedly touching the knee of Julia Hartley-Brewer at a […]