UK financial progress price edges greater

UK economic growth rate edges higher The UK economic system grew by zero.three% within the three months to June, pushed partly by a booming movie business, stated the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS). The preliminary estimate confirmed progress selecting up from the primary quarter of the 12 months, when it was zero.2%. The ONS stated the expansion was pushed by providers, notably retail, which greater than offset falls in output

Electrical Mini to be in-built Oxford

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford A totally electrical model of the Mini will probably be constructed on the Cowley plant close to Oxford, BMW has mentioned. The carmaker said the mannequin would go into manufacturing in 2019, with Oxford the primary “manufacturing location” for the Mini three-door mannequin. Nonetheless, the electrical motor will probably be in-built Germany earlier than being shipped to Cowley for meeting. BMW mentioned it

Greater than 2,500 merchandise topic to shrinkflation, says ONS

More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation, says ONS As many as 2,529 merchandise have shrunk in measurement over the previous 5 years, however are being bought for a similar value, official figures present. The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) mentioned it was not simply chocolate bars which have been topic to so-called “shrinkflation”. It mentioned rest room rolls, espresso and fruit juice have been additionally being bought in smaller

Brexit: Liam Fox units election deadline for EU transition

Brexit: Liam Fox sets election deadline for EU transition Media playback is unsupported in your machine Any transitional association with the EU after Brexit should finish by the point of the subsequent election, Liam Fox has mentioned. The worldwide commerce secretary advised the BBC he had no ideological objection to interim preparations to minimise disruption after the UK’s exit in 2019. However he mentioned he didn’t need them to “drag

First-class may very well be lower on busy trains, says Grayling

First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling Prepare corporations may very well be pressured to scale back top notch seats on busy commuter traces to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has stated. He stated individuals will see “much less top notch sooner or later” with busy suburban trains having “one class” as a substitute. Mr Grayling urged operators could also be pressured to scrap top notch

Financial institution of America picks Dublin for EU hub

Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub Financial institution of America has chosen Dublin as its new base to service EU purchasers as a part of its Brexit contingency plans. It’s the first US financial institution to substantiate the Irish capital as its most popular website. Citigroup has picked Frankfurt as the bottom for its EU buying and selling operations, and stories say Morgan Stanley has additionally chosen the

AlphaBay and Hansa darkish net markets shut down

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down Two of the most important darkish net marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” worldwide legislation enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa websites had been related to the commerce in illicit gadgets reminiscent of medication, weapons, malware and stolen knowledge. In accordance with Europol, there have been greater than 250,000 listings for unlawful medication and poisonous chemical compounds on AlphaBay. Hansa

State pension age rise introduced ahead

State pension age rise brought forward Six million women and men should wait a yr longer than they anticipated to get their state pension, the federal government has introduced. The rise within the pension age to 68 will now be phased in between 2037 and 2039, quite than from 2044 as was initially proposed. These affected are presently between the ages of 39 and 47. The announcement was made within

UK inflation unexpectedly slows to 2.6% in June

UK inflation unexpectedly slows to 2.6% in June The UK’s inflation price dropped unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in Could, official figures have proven. It’s the first fall within the price since October 2016 and was largely right down to decrease petrol and diesel costs. Gas costs fell for the fourth month in a row in June, in accordance with the Office for National Statistics. Economists say

HS2 seeks assure on crisis-hit Carillion

HS2 seeks guarantee on crisis-hit Carillion The federal government was compelled to hunt assurances from Carillion’s companions on the HS2 challenge that they’ll step in to ship on the work if vital after the corporate warned on earnings. Carillion is a part of a three way partnership that has received a bid to design and construct a part of the £56bn excessive pace rail hyperlink. However last week its chief