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Dame Karen Pierce becomes first female ambassador to US

The government has appointed Dame Karen Pierce as the new ambassador to the US, making her the first woman to hold the post.

Leaders Council reports on Barnier comments

The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has published a report on the chief EU negotiator's comments that customs checks on some goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain will be an inevitability after Brexit.

74% of UK workers support four-day working week

According to a report published by Indeed today, 74 per cent of Britons believe they could do their job to the same standard if a four day working week was imposed. The report, The Meaning of Work, analysed jobseeker trends from the last five years alongside new insights from a YouGov survey of over 2,000 full-time employees.

UK goes two weeks with coal-free electricity

The UK has gone two weeks without the use of coal to produce electricity- a record going as far back as the late 1800s.

UK economic growth up in first quarter of 2019

The UK posted 0.5 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2019 the ONS confirmed today.

Cyberattacks against businesses rise by 15 per cent in 2019

Fifty-fiive per cent of UK firms reported they had faced a cyberattack in 2019, an increase of 15 per cent, according to research published by Hiscox. In their annual Cyber Readiness Report, Hiscox found that while the number of cyberattacks had increased, the average level of readiness displayed by UK firms had declined.

Foreign secretary says UK avoiding EU elections is a priority

The UK reaching a deal to leave the EU before the European elections next month is an absolute priority according to Jeremy Hunt today.

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