U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne presents the government’s annual budget amid calls to relax his deficit-reduction measures. Osborne, who speaks to Parliament at 12:30 p.m. in London, is constrained by his commitment to keep Britain’s AAA credit rating.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Scotland must relinquish the pound if voters back independence in a referendum this year, raising the stakes for nationalists as they gain in the polls.
Martin Wheatley, who leads London’s top markets watchdog, says he wishes he could bike to and from his home in Greenwich, a borough along the Thames. He can’t because he’s lugging too much paperwork around.