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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon calls for second independence referendum without delay

In a speech at Holyrood today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second Scottish independence referendum to commence “within this parliamentary term.”

Government allows Huawei to assist with new UK 5G network

Huawei will help build the UK's new 5G network after plans received government approval yesterday.

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.

London Assembly report questions capability of Crossrail boss

In a report investigating Crossrail's delays, the London Assembly have recommended that TfL commissioner Mike Brown should consider if "he is fit to fulfil his role".

Retail sales rise despite high street troubles

The three months leading up to March 2019 have seen the quantity bought in retail sales rise by 1.6 per cent compared to the previous three months. This first quarter growth has been supported by sustained rises throughout the first three months of the year.

Big Four under scrutiny amid proposed audit adjustments

Following a series of recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK government is considering new regulations which will require leading companies to hire smaller firms as auditors.

Farage's Brexit Party firmly in the lead for European elections, polls say

The new Brexit Party, led by former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, is in the lead for May's European Parliament elections, according to a new poll.

Pressure eased on Bank of England to increase interest rates following house price growth and inflation revelations

The Bank of England has received a boost as the Office for National Statistics announced a six- year low in house price growth today, coinciding with a stable 1.9 per cent rate of inflation.

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