UK refers Facebook to EU watch dog over fake political ads

UK refers Facebook to EU watch dog over fake political ads

The United Kingdom’s information chief is calling on European regulators to probe Facebook over its ad targeting practices. Britain’s Information Commissioner had been investigating Facebook after it improperly obtained data from 87 million users as part of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The body said on Tuesday that it had found other issues relating to fake […]

German manufacturer Schaeffler to shut two UK plants after Brexit

German manufacturer Schaeffler to shut two UK plants after Brexit

German manufacturer Schaeffler has said Brexit is a factor in its decision to close two UK plants, with 500 jobs expected to be lost. The company, which employs just over 1,000 staff in the country, said uncertainty over the terms of the UK’s future relationship with the EU had helped shape a review of its […]

General Electric Hit By $1 Billion UK Tax Bill

General Electric Hit By $1 Billion UK Tax Bill

General Electric is in big trouble with Queen Elizabeth. As The Times reports, the U.K.’s tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, is looking into tax paid in the country by the American conglomerate going back to 2004 – and they’re coming up $1 billion (£770 million) short. The shortfall comes from an interest deduction […]

Credit Karma buys UK credit scoring platform from TransUnion in first expansion beyond North America

Credit Karma buys UK credit scoring platform from TransUnion in first expansion beyond North America

Credit Karma, one of the world’s most valuable financial technology (fintech) companies, is buying U.K. credit scoring service Noddle from TransUnion to make its first expansion beyond North America. The deal, announced Monday, will see Noddle’s more than 35 employees in the English cities of London and Leeds join Credit Karma. The San Francisco-based company, […]

Trafficked Europeans may have to pay to stay in UK post-Brexit

Trafficked Europeans may have to pay to stay in UK post-Brexit

Theresa May is facing a new storm of protest over the government’s post-Brexit immigration policies after ministers said that EU victims of human trafficking and modern slavery would have to pay a fee to remain in the UK after it leaves the European Union. The admission, which angered groups campaigning to curb trafficking, drew claims […]

Brexit deal will not jeopardise UK integrity, vows Raab

Brexit deal will not jeopardise UK integrity, vows Raab

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Brexit secretary expects to be able to answer MPs’ questions on Brexit on 21 November The Brexit Secretary has pledged that the government will not sign up to any deal which could threaten the UK’s constitutional integrity. Dominic Raab made the comments after a one-day visit to Northern Ireland. […]

Mark Wallinger wants football teams in the UK to kick his artworks

Mark Wallinger wants football teams in the UK to kick his artworks

Up to 2,000 artworks by the Turner prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger are to be distributed to grassroots football teams across the UK with the message – please do kick it. Wallinger was commissioned to create a new work of art by the Liverpool Biennial and 14-18 NOW, the UK arts programme marking the first world […]

UK weather forecast: Hurricane Oscar strengthening to EXTRA-tropical cyclone TONIGHT

UK weather forecast: Hurricane Oscar strengthening to EXTRA-tropical cyclone TONIGHT

Hurricane Oscar is accelerating across the Central Atlantic and is set to batter the UK this weekend. BBC footage shows the hurricane’s remnants swirling above the top part of Britain. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) also warned the hurricane would strengthen to an extra-tropical cyclone tonight. The weather service tweeted this morning: “Hurricane #Oscar Advisory […]