More than 2,000 mourners filled St. Paul’s Cathedral and church bells tolled as crowds and troops lined London’s streets for the final journey of Margaret Thatcher, with Britons still divided over the legacy of their only female prime minister.
More than 2,000 invitations will be sent out for former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral with full military honors next week, an event that will see roads closed and Parliament suspended to mourn her.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne should abandon his pledge to protect spending on the U.K. health service and development aid in his emergency budget next week, the British Chambers of Commerce said.
Monsters fly into the auditorium, the yellow-brick road tilts and turns over multiple hydraulic revolves and a tornado spins Dorothy’s shack about like a leaf in a gale. If ever there was a show that screams “money,” it’s “The Wizard of Oz.”
U.K. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will announce today that the British Chambers of Commerce will be the leading partner in a network of local enterprise partnerships that’s replacing regional development agencies, the Financial Times reported.
Most smaller U.K. companies do not export nor even see themselves as potential exporters, a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce reveals, the London-based Times reported. The survey of 8,000 smaller companies disclosed a lack of “exporting culture,” BCC Chief Executive Officer David Frost said, noting that government agencies such as the U.K. Trade and Investment and the Export Credits Guarantee Department must work with smaller companies as well as large ones to encourage and assist exporting.
A U.K. government report into long- term sickness will urge ministers to set up a panel to assess whether people are too ill to work, so that employers don’t have to rely on family doctors, a person familiar with the document said.
Hedge funds gained last month as global stocks rallied on speculation the Federal Reserve may take additional steps to boost the economy and Europe moved closer to containing its sovereign-debt crisis.