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LONDON (Reuters) – Japan warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that its companies would have to leave Britain if trade barriers after Brexit made them unprofitable. Japanese firms have spent more than 40 billion pounds ($56 billion) in Britain, encouraged by successive governments since Margaret Thatcher promising them a business-friendly base from which to
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LONDON (Reuters) – News that billionaire financier George Soros is a backer of a campaign group seeking to keep Britain in the EU added fire to Britain’s Brexit debate on Thursday, with supporters of quitting the bloc accusing opponents of plotting a “coup”. The Best of Britain campaign group confirmed it had received 400,000 pounds
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Senior EU figures have told Reuters Britain will not be ready to make a full break from the European Union by the end of 2020 as Brexit transition plans foresee and the bloc is bracing for a much longer goodbye. The British government may be thinking on similar lines. Several diplomats and
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LONDON (Reuters) – Supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case. If the claim is successful it could have huge implications for British industry. However, it is
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LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices recorded modest growth last month, though they are still falling in London where expensive property is struggling to sell for its asking price, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ house price survey held at +8 in December, beating economists’ expectations in a Reuters
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LONDON (Reuters) – George Soros, the billionaire who earned fame by betting against the British pound in 1992, contributed 400,000 pounds through his foundations to a campaign group which is seeking to halt Brexit, the group’s chairman said on Wednesday. “George Soros’s foundations have along with a number of other major donors also made significant
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AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britons dismayed by the loss of their European Union citizenship next year as a result of Brexit will have their complaints reviewed by the EU’s top court following a ruling by a Dutch judge on Wednesday. The Amsterdam court referred the case of five British residents of the Netherlands who sought protection
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LONDON (Reuters) – Supermarket group Tesco (TSCO.L) is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case. If the claim is successful it could have huge implications for British industry.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot tell businesses for certain what its future relationship with the European Union will be once it leaves the bloc, business minister Greg Clark said on Wednesday, ahead of government talks on its approach to Brexit. Businesses want more clarity from the government over what Britain’s trade and customs arrangements with
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Wednesday it would launch a consultation into workplace rights after mounting criticism from some unions and lawmakers that those in the “gig economy” are being exploited. The self-employed in Britain are entitled to only basic protections such as health and safety whilst workers receive the minimum wage, holiday pay
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LONDON (Reuters) – “Be yourself” and not a “stereotype of a man” is the advice British Prime Minister Theresa May would have given her younger self, she said on Tuesday, calling for more women to enter politics 100 years after they first won the vote. At a speech in the northern English city of Manchester,
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LONDON (Reuters) – The former finance director of collapsed British construction firm Carillion (CLLN.L) denied being “asleep at the wheel” on Tuesday as lawmakers questioned whether the company had taken on too much risk, putting thousands of jobs on the line. Carillion, which employed nearly 18,000 people in Britain, collapsed on Jan. 15 when its
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LONDON (Reuters) – Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, poses only a fraction of the health risk of tobacco smoking and should be encouraged among smokers to reap substantial health benefits, British public health experts said on Tuesday. In a review of evidence on e-cigarettes commissioned by the government-backed authority Public Health England, experts said e-cigarettes could
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