2013 good year for Britain's commercial aerospace sector

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A British aerospace industry group said 2013 was a record year for commercial aerospace in the country, with orders for aircraft rising 28 percent over 2012.

Cameron plans to lead trade delegation to China next month

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he will be leading a trade delegation to China in December.

Scottish government criticized for immigrants ad campaign

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Scotland's Home Office is getting more heat for its advertising targeting immigrants, with critics saying it "borders on racism."

Ads aimed at illegal immigrants split Britain's governing coalition

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- The office of Prime Minister David Cameron Monday defended an ad campaign that encourages illegal immigrants to leave Britain.

London restricts arms exports to Egypt

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- The British government said Friday it was revoking licenses for arms exports to Egypt in response to political violence claiming civilian lives.

British government want new oil, gas life

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Efforts to green up the U.K. economy don't relegate the oil and natural gas sector to the sidelines, British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said.
Group hits British government over spyware

Group hits British government over spyware

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- Rights group Privacy International says it's taking legal action against the British government over the sale of surveillance technology to repressive regimes.

Shareholders' CEO pay complaints welcomed

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- British Business Secretary Vince Cable said he welcomed shareholder challenges to excessive pay for company executives.

Edinburgh hosts green investment bank

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 8 (UPI) -- Edinburgh is the ideal location for a green investment bank given Scotland's commitment to renewable energy, the country's leader said.

Court upholds tuition policy in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Two British teenagers lost a court battle against a government decision to raise university tuition fees -- a move they called "a barrier" to higher education.

RBS chief gives up his bonus

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Royal Bank of Scotland should use "restraint" in handing out bonuses, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.

Plan to trim Parliament angers many

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Politicians on both the right and the left in Britain say they are upset by a proposal to slim down the government by cutting 50 parliamentary seats.

Britain: No execution drugs to U.S.

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- Britain says it will ban export to the United States of three pharmaceutical drugs used in lethal-injection executions.

Britain: Huge protest won't change policy

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- A Saturday march by as many as 500,000 people in London protesting government cutbacks won't change economic policy, a British minister said Sunday.

British minister questions immigration cap

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The British government's limit on non-European immigration is damaging to industry, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Government wants changes for Royal Mail

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The British government plans to give Royal Mail employees "a real stake in the business" while seeking private investment, a Cabinet member said Friday.

Bonuses at Northern Rock stir debate

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Bonuses paid to staff members of Britain's nationalized Northern Rock bank have provoked criticism from some corners, support from others.

British credit card has staggering rate

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Officials in England are condemning a credit card with a 227 percent annual rate of interest being marketed to families hard-pressed to pay for Christmas.

British budget gap may reach $14.7 billion

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) -- The British Treasury is looking at a budget deficit of nearly $15 billion next year, due to the nation's sliding economy, a research group said.

U.K. approves payout for injured Iraq teen

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- British officials have approved a hefty settlement to an Iraqi teenager left paralyzed when a soldier's rifle went off accidentally.

Mortgage rate hike worries Britons

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Lenders in Britain are raising rates and tightening restrictions as the pace of new mortgages has fallen by one-third.

Pay rising for civil servants in Britain

LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The number of employees working in Britain's public sector who earn at least $195,000 a year increased more than three-fold in the last five years.

LibDems unveil 'alternative budget'

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Britain's Liberal Democrats plans for the economy ahead of the coming election include an increase in the top rate of tax.

Blair: Re-elect Labor on economic success

CHATHAM, England, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Britain under Labor is experiencing the greatest economic growth and stability in generations, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday.

Britain slashes 104,000 civil servant jobs

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Britain's Labor government announced Monday its plan to slash 104,000 government jobs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the BBC reported.