The British government said it will go ahead with plans to build the second phase of a high-speed rail line that will run from London through Birmingham in central England to cities such as Manchester and Leeds.
Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber said Bank of England Governor Mervyn King ’s speech this week will attract “a lot of interest” from his members after one union leader pledged to boycott it.
News Corp. was asked to reveal who at its News of the World tabloid hired an ex-policeman to follow the leader of Britain’s transportation union after surveillance practices were analyzed at a judge-led inquiry into the press.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King will face questions on bonuses and tax policy from a “stony” audience at the Trades Union Congress today, according to the leader of Britain’s fifth-biggest labor union.
Sienna Miller’s phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp. ’s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc .
David Cameron ’s government has switched its focus in talks with U.K. banks to boosting business lending from cutting pay, officials familiar with the situation said, marking a retreat from public statements last year.