Taskforce on energy efficiency disbanded.
Concerns over green policy overhaul.
Focus shifts from landlord regulations.
A taskforce aimed at expediting home insulation and boiler upgrades is being disbanded, raising concerns about the future of energy efficiency initiatives.
This taskforce, initiated in March and comprising experts such as Sir John Armitt, the chair of...
Jeremy Hunt: Tax cuts unlikely
UK's high debt challenges
Inflation and fiscal considerations
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has stated that delivering tax cuts will be "virtually impossible" until the UK economy shows signs of improvement.
With a less pessimistic economic outlook and the rising cost of living, there have been calls for tax reduction...
Rishi Sunak Faces Criticism for Weakening Climate Commitments
Prime Minister Emphasizes Commitment to Achieving Net Zero Emissions
Potential Changes to Gas Boilers and Vehicle Sales Policies Raise Concerns
Rishi Sunak appears prepared to water down some of the government's net zero commitments to ensure that they are "proportionate," a move that has...
Rishi Sunak Considers Weakening Key Green Commitments
Proposed Changes in Green Policy
Criticism and Political Implications of the Policy Shift
In a major policy shift, Rishi Sunak is contemplating weakening some of the government's most important green policies.
According to multiple sources, this could involve delaying a prohibition on the sale of new...
Conservative MP Contemplating No Confidence Over Net Zero Commitment
Government Considering Environmental Commitment Adjustments
Reaction to Proposed Delay of ICE Vehicle Ban and Boiler Phase-Out
At least one Conservative member of parliament is rumored to be "seriously considering" submitting a letter of no confidence in Rishi Sunak if he weakens his commitment...
Liz Truss Blames Swift Demise on Political and Economic Establishment
Truss Defends Her £45 Billion Tax Cut Program
Critique of Rishi Sunak's Administration and Truss's Proposed Tax Changes
In a speech on Monday, the ex-prime minister, who was only in office for 49 days, will attribute her swift demise to the "political...
HS2 Manchester link cancellation concerns.
Mayor warns of north-south divide.
Repercussions for Northern rail plans.
The mayor of Greater Manchester has expressed concerns that the cancellation of the HS2 connection between Birmingham and Manchester could "tear the heart" out of plans to improve rail services across northern England if the link is...
Aviva acquires AIG's UK business.
£460 million acquisition deal.
Strengthens UK protection market.
Aviva, a leading FTSE 100 insurer, has announced its acquisition of AIG's UK life insurance business for a substantial sum of £460 million. Aviva's CEO, Amanda Blanc, is likely to benefit strategically and financially from this greatest purchase.
KPMG faces record fine
Carillion audit lapses
Regulatory overhaul in progress
KPMG, one of the "big four" audit firms, is on the verge of incurring a record-breaking fine, expected to range between £20 million and £30 million, following serious lapses in its audit of Carillion, the construction giant that collapsed in 2018,...
Microsoft's Bid for Activision Nears UK Approval
"Call of Duty" Cloud Rights
CMA Reviews Restructured Deal
The UK's competition watchdog, the Competition Markets Authority (CMA), has expressed optimism regarding Microsoft's updated offer to acquire Activision Blizzard, the creator of the popular "Call of Duty" franchise. The CMA's recent statement suggests that this...
HMRC boosts compliance staff.
Tax revenue decline concerns experts.
Impact on small businesses anticipated.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has taken steps to bolster its compliance division, aiming to reverse a sharp decline in tax revenue. Recent data indicates that HMRC has hired over 3,000 additional personnel for its compliance department...
Next raises profit forecast.
Strong sales and cost control.
Positive outlook for retailers.
Next, the leading fashion and homewares retailer, has revised its annual profit forecast for the third time in four months, attributing the positive adjustment to robust sales and effective cost management in the first half of the fiscal year.
UK interest rates unchanged at 5.25%
Surprise decision amid slowing inflation
Uncertainty lingers for homeowners
In a surprising turn of events, the Bank of England has decided to keep UK interest rates at their current level, citing a faster-than-expected deceleration in price increases.
The interest rates have been maintained at 5.25%, which already...
Poland Halts Arms Supply to Ukraine Amid Diplomatic Dispute
Tensions Escalate Over Ukrainian Grain Exports
Uncertain Future for Arms Exports as Poland Focuses on Modernization
Amid a diplomatic dispute over Kyiv's grain exports, Poland, one of Ukraine's staunchest allies, has stated that it will no longer provide its neighbor with arms.
Oldest Wooden Structure: Zambia, 476,000 years.
Early Human Carpentry.
Archaeologists have made an astonishing find that sheds light on the earliest human craftsmanship, dating back...
Australian rugby faces deep crisis.
Wallabies' World Cup struggles continue.
Calls for reform grow louder.
Australian rugby union is facing a crisis, brutally highlighted by the Wallabies' 40-6 defeat to Wales in the Rugby World Cup. This loss confirmed what many already knew—the state of the 15-man code and the national team...
Portugal draws with Georgia in Rugby World Cup.
Missed penalties deny Portugal victory.
Georgia remains unbeaten against Portugal.
Portugal's Nuno Sousa Guedes missed a last-minute penalty, denying Portugal their first-ever Rugby World Cup victory. The thrilling Pool C match ended in a draw after Georgia scored a 78th-minute try but missed the...
Sheffield United Mourns Maddy Cusack
Long-Serving Player and Vice-Captain
Tributes and Support Offered
The Sheffield United football community is reeling from the devastating news of the passing of 27-year-old midfielder Maddy Cusack, who had just begun her sixth season with the club in the Women's Championship. Maddy, who was recently named vice-captain,...
France's Captain Antoine Dupont Injured
Facial Fracture Threatens World Cup
Replacement Options Under Consideration
France's Rugby World Cup prospects have taken a hit with the confirmation that Antoine Dupont, their captain and a globally recognized top player, sustained a facial fracture during the host nation's record-breaking 96-0 win over Namibia.
The 26-year-old scrum-half...
US provides ATACMS missiles to Ukraine.
Boosts Ukraine's counter-offensive capabilities.
Concerns over escalation with Russia.
US President Joe Biden is set to provide Ukraine with long-range ATACMS...
Indian authorities seize separatist's assets.
Diplomatic tensions over Sikh leader's killing.
Khalistan movement and historical context.
Indian authorities have taken action to confiscate the assets of Gurpatwant...