Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights – The Guardian

Airports have joined forces to press the government to urgently strike a post-Brexit deal on flights between the UK and the EU, warning that the current uncertainty alone would be enough to see bookings drop by up to 41%. A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City […]

UK public finances notch up first July surplus since 2002 – The Guardian

The government ran the first July budget surplus in more than a decade last month, as Britain’s public finances recorded an unexpected leap back into the black with help from an increase in self-assessed tax payments. Public sector net borrowing last month, excluding the nationalised banks, was in surplus by £184m, the first surplus in […]

Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK’s seventh biggest grocer – BBC News

Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK’s seventh biggest grocer – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Lidl has beaten Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket chain, according to latest grocery market share figures. The German discount food retailer has increased its market share to 5.2%, up by 0.7% year-on-year, Kantar Worldpanel reports. Families are driving its sales as they tend to buy more items in one […]

Brexit: UK seeks ‘close co-operation’ on legal disputes deal – BBC News

Brexit: UK seeks ‘close co-operation’ on legal disputes deal – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is to call for “close co-operation” with the EU to resolve cross-border legal disputes after Brexit. An agreement will be needed on how divorces, commercial disputes and consumer claims that span multiple countries are handled. Currently EU regulations specify how the appropriate court is chosen. Lawyers have warned that […]

UK’s Brexit Trade Stance Leaves Irish PM Confused and Puzzled – Bloomberg

UK’s Brexit Trade Stance Leaves Irish PM Confused and Puzzled – Bloomberg

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he remains “confused and puzzled” about the U.K.’s global trading plans after Brexit, as the clock ticks down in talks on the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union. The U.K. government seems to be suggesting it wants all the advantages of being in the EU, but none […]

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously – NBCNews.com

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously – NBCNews.com

LONDON — British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people. New guidelines issued Monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the […]

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