UK could remain in ‘looser’ EU – Lord O’Donnell – BBC News

UK could remain in ‘looser’ EU – Lord O’Donnell – BBC News

Image caption Lord O’Donnell: Public opinion could change A former head of the civil service has predicted that the UK might remain in a “more loosely aligned” European Union, despite the referendum vote to leave. Lord O’Donnell told the Times it would take Parliament “years and years and years” to separate fully from Brussels. “It […]

UN blames UK politicians for Brexit hate crime spike – BBC News – BBC News

UN blames UK politicians for Brexit hate crime spike – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Ewa Banaszak Image caption A Polish family targeted by arsonists in Plymouth in July received what police called a “hate-filled” letter “Divisive” and “anti-immigrant” rhetoric by UK politicians during the EU referendum helped to fuel a spike in race hate crimes in the weeks before and after the vote, a UN body has […]

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter – BBC … – BBC News

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter – BBC … – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Strong growth in spending by consumers helped to drive the UK economy ahead of the Brexit vote, official figures show. Consumer spending in the April to June period grew by 0.9% from the previous quarter, the fastest pace since 2014. A rise in business investment also helped growth, the Office for National […]

UN blames UK politicians for Brexit hate crime spike – BBC News

UN blames UK politicians for Brexit hate crime spike – BBC News

Image copyright Ewa Banaszak Image caption A Polish family targeted by arsonists in Plymouth in July received what police called a “hate-filled” letter “Divisive” and “anti-immigrant” rhetoric by UK politicians during the EU referendum helped to fuel a spike in race hate crimes in the weeks before and after the vote, a UN body has […]

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter – BBC News

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Strong growth in spending by consumers helped to drive the UK economy ahead of the Brexit vote, official figures show. Consumer spending in the April to June period grew by 0.9% from the previous quarter, the fastest pace since 2014. A rise in business investment also helped growth, the Office for National […]

Millions travel for bank holiday weekend – BBC News

Millions travel for bank holiday weekend – BBC News

Image copyright PA About 5.1 million people will be heading off on breaks within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, tourism agency VisitEngland has estimated. Officials said they are expected to generate about £1.3bn for the economy. The AA says traffic is likely to begin building up on Friday evening but the busiest single […]

Bank holiday weekend to see millions travel in UK and abroad – BBC News

Bank holiday weekend to see millions travel in UK and abroad – BBC News

Image copyright PA About 5.1 million people will be heading off on holiday within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, the tourism agency VisitEngland has said. This is expected to generate about £1.3bn for the UK economy. And travel organisation Abta estimates that two million Britons will head abroad from Friday to Monday. Heathrow […]

UK staycations grow in strength as pound weakens – The Guardian

The government is to launch a tourism action plan including cutting red tape for B&Bs and ready-made train tours as an increasing number of Brits take bank holiday breaks in the UK. Just over 5 million Britons are planning a staycation in the UK over the weekend, 6% more than last year, according to Visit […]