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Costa Coffee owner welcomes plan for 'barista visas' after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:20:58 PM
.... She noted the importance of the hospitality industry to the UK economy – it is the fourth largest industry, accounts for 10% of GDP and employs 5 million people. Brittain said 80% of the company’s 50,000 staff were British nationals and the remainder EU citizens; Costa alone employs 14,500 people. ...
Deal to allow individual Britons EU rights must go both ways, Theresa May told image
....Sources close to Verhofstadt said that the European commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, was considering making such a “symbolic offer” by offering Britain the option during the negotiations. However it is understood that Barnier’s priority is to protect the rights of EU citizens already in the UK and British nationals already living in the rest of the EU. ...
Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants are British, says HR boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:36:24 PM
....“We are entirely accepting that the number of EU nationals will go down over time. We would love to increase the number of British nationals and we are excited about this,” she said, adding that one of her concerns was that the government was not doing enough to focus on solutions post-Brexit for low-skilled immigrant workers. ...
Government defeated on Brexit bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:06:57 PM
....". The government said its position had "repeatedly been made clear", saying it wanted to guarantee the rights of EU citizens and British nationals "as early as we can". ...
Middle-aged dog walkers to lead Mountain Warehouse across US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:35:52 AM
....On a blustery morning Germans reach for their trusty Jack Wolfskin jacket while the French typically throw on a Lafuma waterproof. But the default British national anorak brand these days is Mountain Warehouse. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
....”. The government’s economic strategy is being driven by “old fashioned, isolationist, British nationalism” and May’s negotiating tactics for Brexit “amount to nothing more than sticking her fingers in her ears and humming Rule Britannia”, according to Business for Scotland. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... You also have, at one point, a neat throwaway line: “Technology always embodies ideology. ” Do you see a connection in this evolutionary story between information technology and neoliberalism?The internet clearly embodied an ideological reaction to the mass media’s collectivist and nationalist ideology – particularly in broadcasting, whether it was the power of American and British national broadcasting or the propaganda media of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. ...
Sharm el-Sheikh flight ban decision urged by travel firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:56:23 AM
....A group of more than 30 travel firms is calling for a decision on when direct flights from the UK can resume. The government said British nationals' security was its "top priority". ...
New Zealand tops world house price increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:51:47 PM
....Spiralling prices – up NZ$20,000 a month over the past quarter – and the falling pound are likely to deter Britons hoping to emigrate. In the aftermath of the EU referendum result, Immigration New Zealand revealed a spike in the number of queries from British nationals. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of August 2016 05:59:00 AM
....My hopes were dashed when I was faced with the possibility of having to pay international student fees. I am not sure why, since I am a British national who has lived most of my life in the UK, working, paying taxes and attending school, college and university. ...
I'm British, so why should I have to pay international student fees for a master's? image
....My hopes were dashed when I was suddenly faced with the possibility of having to pay international student fees. I am not sure why, since I am a British national who has lived the majority of my life in the UK, worked, paid taxes and gone to school, college and university there. ...

Stuck on an allotment waiting list? Your prayers could be answered 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM
. It is a very British national shortage with waiting lists running into years and even, in a few cases, decades. ...

Four killed and at least 20 injured in string of explosions in southern Thailand
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.... . "We stand ready to provide assistance to any British nationals involved. ...

Australia blocks electricity deal with China for 'national security' reasons
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....The Australian move comes as the US authorities laid espionage charges against China General Nuclear Power (CGN), the state company which would have a one third stake in the Hinkley Point project. Theresa May has delayed a final decision on whether to allow this construction to go ahead amid concerns that China’s involvement could threaten British national security. ...

Joint UK-Spain operation busts gang using stolen British cars to transport cannabis via the Eurotunnel
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....Spanish police have announced that an investigation lasting almost a year has led to 22 arrests in various raids in both Spain and the UK. Among them are 12 British nationals - one of whom is originally from Singapore. ...

Two missing British climbers 'froze to death' on Matterhorn
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:25:40 PM
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Bolivian police seize more than seven tonnes of cocaine in raid 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:20:52 AM
....The cocaine was seized from a container delivered by ship from Brazil, said a senior police official who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. A British national and two Kenyans are being questioned, the official said. ...

Is Britain really safe from Islamist terror?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 06:01:00 AM
....A sensible society would take action long before young Muslims become radicalised. We have little idea how many British nationals are fighting for Isil in the Middle East, or trying to join them; a year ago it was suggested that 1,600 had left this country to fight, and that 500 had returned. ...

Tourists in France 'to get armed guards' as backpacks banned from beaches amid bomb fears
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....He said local government officials should cancel events "if conditions do not allow for optimal security". Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year. ...

British mother, Nazanin Ratcliffe, 'increasingly frail and desperate' in Iranian prison 
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....". It continues: "We ask you to do all in your power to secure the freedom of this entirely innocent and increasingly frail and desperate young woman, who is a citizen of London with (dual) British nationality, and to bring her and her two-year old British daughter back to England. ...

British grandfather held in one of Iran's most notorious jails on spy charges 'to be released within the week'
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.... . Iran is currently holding several British nationals, including mother and aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been accused of being a spy. ...

Two Cheltenham teenagers seriously injured after bus crashes in France after driver fell asleep
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.... Sixty firefighters also attended as passengers were helped from the wreckage of the coach. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are providing support to a group of British nationals following a coach crash in France. ...
The Guardian view on the EU debate: it’s about much more than migration | Editorial image
....It beggars belief that the leave campaign seriously embraces such an approach. If a post-Brexit Britain imposed a work permit requirement on EU nationals coming to Britain, it is hard not to assume that a post-Brexit-EU would impose equivalent restrictions on British nationals seeking to work in the EU. ...
Trinity Mirror reports 19% print ad slide as it confirms the New Day's closure image
....Alison Phillips, the editor of the New Day, said that despite its swift demise it was a worthwhile endeavour to try and stimulate newspaper readership in the UK. “To have not given this a go was to mean we were content to stand on the pavement and watch the decline of British national newspapers hurtle past us,” Phillips said in a Facebook post on Thursday. ...
Would Brexit make it harder to hire EU workers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 04:37:51 PM
.... But without such an agreement it may be far more difficult for businesses to recruit workers from the EU. British national law would apply, which means new arrivals could be subject to the points-based type system currently applied to non-EU nationals. ...
Bob Diamond may be considering bid for Barclays’ African assets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 01:02:05 PM
....The former chief executive of Barclays has already established a banking operation in Africa through Atlas Mara, which is listed on the stock exchange and has a stock market value of about £250m. He created the business with Ashish Thakkar, a British national now based in Dubai. ...
Money saving tips for the over 55s: 'I get discounted cinema tickets every week'  image
.... Free passport . If you are a British national and were born on or before September 2 1929, you can get or renew your passport for free. ...
Revealed: tax credit data exposes limits of Cameron's 'emergency brake' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 06:44:31 PM
.... HMRC considers a family to be an EU migrant family when at least one member of that family is a migrant from elsewhere in the EU. Given this broad definition, it remains unclear how many British nationals and their children could be hit by an emergency brake targeted at “migrant families”. ...
Easyjet boss Carolyn McCall made a Dame image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 10:30:05 PM
....5bn earlier this year when the business was taken over by its Italian rival YOOX. Massenet, who has dual American-British nationality, said: "I am thrilled and completely overwhelmed to be awarded this honour. ...
UK departure flights to Sharm el-Sheikh halted for two more weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 06:24:16 PM
.... The DfT confirmed that some of the baggage left in Sharm had now been returned on cargo planes. The spokesman added: “Our priority is bringing home the British nationals and guaranteeing their safety and security. ...
Tax credit claimants, nationalities and 'non-UK families' – the data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 11:58:07 AM
....There are more than 1. 1 million couples in the UK where one partner is a British national and the other a foreign national. ...
.... . "We have seen an interest in the referendum among British nationals living in Spain and what the outcome might mean," said a spokesman for the British Embassy in Madrid. ...
Brexit: what would it mean for your EU holiday home? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 05:53:15 AM
.... . British nationals do, however, need a visa to enter popular destinations that are not members of the EU, including Turkey and the United States – where many thousands of us also own property, apparently undeterred. ...
The Guardian view on George Osborne’s new economic strategy: it needs to be made explicit and debated | Editorial image
.... Yet in Mr Osborne’s part of the forest, sovereignty is an almost meaningless concept. China, Russia and the Gulf states can buy up British national assets with the active encouragement of a government that anxiously oils the deals with obliging conditions. ...
Why the 'productivity puzzle' matters image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 20th of September 2015 09:12:14 PM
.... . Mark Carney has said that there has been a been increase in the willingness of British nationals to work. ...
Figures do not prove EU migrants are taking new UK jobs or driving down pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 02:36:02 PM
.... Only a more in-depth study can tell us what has happened. What about the impact on wages? It is not hard to find anecdotal evidence of foreign workers accepting a professional job on a salary that a British national would only agree to take with a gun at their back, having slogged for five or seven years to qualify for it. ...
British citizens without passports being turned away by landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:20:01 PM
.... There are concerns that some documents are unfamiliar to landlords, are hard to verify and may be easy to forge. Refugee welfare groups monitoring the “right to rent” scheme in the West Midlands said they had found examples of some British nationals being stopped from moving into a private rented home because they could not afford the £72. ...
'Do I still need a foreign will to cover my European holiday home?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 07:02:12 AM
.... GM, via email . The short answer is that a British national no longer needs a Spanish will. ...
Curry on cooking: how long will UK's adopted national dish survive? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 06:00:04 AM
....The situation Salim describes reflects one of the great paradoxes of the immigration debate in the UK. Despite the perception that foreigners are taking jobs from British-born citizens, the roles migrants fill are often unwanted by British nationals. ...
Greek referendum: what the British national newspapers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of July 2015 08:05:40 AM
....Crisis, chaos, turmoil. Today’s British national newspaper headlines reflect the seriousness of the situation facing the European Union and the eurozone after the referendum vote in Greece. ...
Brexit would harm UK's £56bn aerospace and defence industry image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 04:30:49 AM
....” . The lack of British nationals working within the EU bureaucracy was seen to be harming the UK’s ability to have an effect on how the system operates, he added. ...
Sex, drugs and videotapes: British GSK investigator freed from Chinese jail image
....”. A spokesman for the British consulate in Shanghai said: “We have been notified by the Chinese authorities that a British national detained in China has been released. ...
British-born Glaxo investigator 'released early from Chinese prison' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 04:44:13 PM
....1 Intermediate People's Court inside a police vehicle on August 8, 2014. "We have been notified by the Chinese authorities that a British national detained in China has been released. ...
Former UBS investment bank co-chief 'present during Libor-rigging talks' image
....Minutes of meetings between Fulcrum Chambers and the SFO record how “word had reached [Hayes’ then barrister Lydia Jonson] that the DoJ are very angry with the SFO for taking [Hayes] away from them. ” Meanwhile, SFO case manager Stuart Alford noted in an email in April 2013, that the SFO’s desire to see British nationals tried in the UK courts for Libor offences “clearly presented some issues in our relationship with the DoJ, as they have indicted [Hayes] after an extensive investigation”. ...
'Sort out EU vote NOW' urges Bank of England boss Mark Carney image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 14th of May 2015 12:48:00 PM
....". He added: "The facts of this recovery have been there has been a huge growth in employment, one of the strongest job markets in the world, and we have seen a big increase in the willingness of the British people, British nationals, to work. ...
EU poll should take place 'as soon as necessary', says Bank of England chief image
.... He highlighted a jump in the number of older people wanting to work, as well as a rise in the number of people wanting to work more hours. He said: “The facts of this recovery have been there has been a huge growth in employment, one of the strongest job markets in the world, and we have seen a big increase in the willingness of the British people, British nationals, to work. ...
‘A 20% rent rise has forced us out of our home’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of May 2015 05:59:08 AM
....The Green party has announced a raft of measures, including five-year fixed-tenancy agreements, capping annual rent increases at the rate of CPI inflation, abolition of letting agent fees, creation of not-for-profit letting agencies, licensing of landlords, and the setting up of a “living rent commission”. UKIP talks about prioritising social housing for those with local connections and restricting right to buy to British nationals. ...
General Election Housing: Which party has the best policy for you? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 27th of April 2015 04:49:00 PM
....”UKIP• Build a million new homes on Brownfield land by 2025. This would amount to 100,000 new homes a year• Remove stamp duty on the first £250,000 of homes built on previously developed land• Prioritise social housing for people with local connections • Non-British nationals will not be able to apply to Help to Buy or Right to Buy initiatives • Protect the greenbelt by prioritising brownfield sites for development *Double the council tax on homes that are empty for more than two years (with the exception of those who are in the Armed forces)*Limit immigration and thus demand by leaving the EU and closing borders. ...
Pension freedoms: How can I claim back tax taken in the UK?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of April 2015 07:09:29 AM
.... Q. I am a British national resident who lives in Spain for half of the year. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of April 2015 12:39:11 PM
....". The non-dom system has also been accused of being easily manipulated to allow British nationals to shift earnings offshore and avoid paying tax. ...
British buyers pile into Dubai as prices slide image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of December 2014 07:58:38 PM
.... . British nationals were the second most significant property investor behind the Indians, who upped their levels of investment by 31pc to £1. ...
Rurik Jutting remanded in custody over Hong Kong murders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of November 2014 03:42:01 AM
.... . A spokesperson for the UK Foreign Office said: "We can confirm that a British national has been arrested in Hong Kong. ...
What Bradford’s ‘dark satanic mills’ tell us about immigration image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 05:21:09 PM
.... The measure would likely trigger the renegotiation of Britain’s existing relationship with Brussels. That could make the position of around 2m British nationals currently living and working in the EU untenable, theoretically forcing many to return the UK. ...
Ebola outbreak could cost West African economy $32.6bn, World Bank warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of October 2014 01:26:34 PM
.... The Spanish nurse, who is in quarantine, helped care for two elderly Spanish missionaries who died after being evacuated to Madrid for treatment. More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain each year. ...
Travel stocks tumble on Ebola fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of October 2014 08:52:47 AM
.... A Spanish nurse who tested positive on Monday helped care for two elderly Spanish missionaries who died after being evacuated to Madrid for treatment. More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain each year. ...
Bank of England holds rates despite robust recovery image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:37:59 AM
.... Any further escalation could have a tangible impact on economies across Europe, and therefore further delay the BoE's exit from record low rates. Further ahead, economists believe a British national election in May next year could influence the timing of a rate hike, even though MPC members are independent of political considerations. ...
In countdown to election, rate hike moves to centre stage image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 12:33:40 PM
....In theory, the date of the election should make no difference to the central bank: The BoE has enjoyed decision-making independence since 1998 and Governor Mark Carney said earlier this year that the political cycle would have no effect on the BoE's decision to raise rates. But history shows that interest rates almost never rise in the run-up to a British national election. ...
UK retail sales growth falls to 8-month low, public finances weak image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:51:09 AM
....6 billion in July 2013. A government spokesman said the greater year-to-date borrowing was due to a different pattern of receipts compared to 2013, when extra revenue came early in the year from a deal to recoup tax evaded by British nationals with bank accounts in Switzerland. ...
David Cameron rebuked over jobs claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of August 2014 06:53:52 PM
.... "This is something that has never been debunked so clearly. Not only is it the case that most jobs have always gone to British nationals, it is still the case," he said. ...
HSBC accused of closing UK bank accounts held by Syrians image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of August 2014 11:00:27 AM
....Manchester-based human rights group Rapar and the Syrian Rethink Rebuild Society, a not for profit organisation operating from the same city, said they have been working together to document cases in which Syrian nationals have been unfairly targeted by HSBC due to their nationality. On its website Rapar said: "The Syrian community of Manchester has been subject to various accounts of profiling based on nationality, including police visits, airport stops, and the revoking of British nationality from dual nationals who travel to Syria. ...
China charges GSK foreign consultants with illegal investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of July 2014 08:29:22 AM
....Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted a British-US couple on the charge of "illegally obtaining private information on Chinese citizens", one year after they were detained in connection with an increasingly murky bribery case against the British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. Peter Humphrey, a 58-year-old British national, and Yu Yingzeng, a 61-year-old US citizen, who ran a Shanghai-based corporate investigation consultancy for foreign businesses operating in China, will be tried in the city on 7 August, friends of the family have said. ...
Is Labour's plan for a state-owned rail company too risky? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of July 2014 05:58:48 PM
.... . As Mr Cruddas’s article suggests, it is likely that Labour will invoke a sense of British nationalism by pointing out that train operators owned by foreign governments - Keolis of France, Abellio of the Netherlands, and Arriva, owned by Germany’s Deutsche Bahn – are enjoying the benefits of the UK’s liberalised rail market but taxpayers in this country can’t. ...
World Cup tickets: Match Hospitality defends CEO Ray Whelan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of July 2014 03:19:04 PM
....Match Hospitality said in a statement that it expected Ray Whelan to be "exonerated". Mr Whelan, a British national, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. ...
Fifa partner's CEO Ray Whelan arrested over ticket scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of July 2014 10:54:21 PM
....Police say an international gang earned as much as $90m (£52m) per tournament and could have operated at four World Cups. Mr Whelan, a British national, was arrested at the Copacabana Palace Hotel on Monday. ...
Shale gas explorer IGas backs fracking image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 26th of June 2014 12:01:00 AM
. The AIM-listed company, which has agreed to buy rival Dart Energy in a deal to create a “British national energy champion” with a market value close to £400million, will drill one site in the East Midlands and one in the North-west subject to permits. ...
Businessmen and footballer jailed over match-fixing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 20th of June 2014 01:51:14 PM
....Sentencing, Judge Inman told Sankaran, 33, from Singapore, that he would be liable for deportation after his sentence, but it would be a matter for the Home Secretary. He told Sankaran and Ganeshan, 44, a British national originally from Sri Lanka, who lived in Hastings, East Sussex, that he was satisfied they were the "controlling minds" at the head of the conspiracy. ...
Pfizer's 'magic number' for AstraZeneca: £55 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of May 2014 07:06:23 PM
.... . Speaking on Sky News, he said: “I’ll stand up for British jobs and the British national interest, and if … that objective test concludes [the takeover] is not in the national interest, then of course the deal should be blocked. ...
Bank of England's Carney to tread fine line on growth, rates image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of May 2014 06:34:12 AM
....At that time, the Bank showed it was comfortable with expectations in financial markets that a first hike could come in the second quarter of 2015. Economists now think it is likely to signal that investors' bets on the first three months of next year - shortly before a British national election - are not unreasonable. ...

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