British Government

LONDON | The Latest: May loses another Cabinet minister over Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:30 a.m. More ministers have quit the British government, piling pressure on embattled Prime Minister Theresa May. Junior Brexit Minister Suella Braverman and Anne-Marie Trevelyan, a junior education minister, have quit. They follow Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May loses another Cabinet minister over Brexit

BRUSSELS | EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

BRUSSELS— The British government and the European Union began the fraught process of selling a Brexit deal that they hope will ensure Britain leaves the bloc next March in as orderly a manner as possible. On Thursday, European Union chief Donald Tusk has called for a summit of leaders to take place on Nov. 25 … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

LONDON | The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will start on a campaign to sell a Brexit deal agreed with the European Union to Britain’s divided Parliament. May, who has persuaded a majority of her cabinet to back the deal, is addressing … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON | UK economy gets World Cup lift in face of Brexit uncertainty

LONDON — A spike in consumer spending driven by warm weather and England‘s surprise advance to the semifinals of the soccer World Cup helped the British economy post its best growth in nearly two years during the third quarter, official figures showed Friday. However, the 0.6 percent quarterly rate may not be sustainable. It was … Continue reading LONDON | UK economy gets World Cup lift in face of Brexit uncertainty

LONDON | Jeremy Heywood, who ran Britain’s civil service, dies at 56

LONDON — The British government says Jeremy Heywood, who ran the country’s civil service until illness forced him to step down, has died of cancer. He was 56. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Heywood, who died early Sunday, “worked tirelessly to serve our country.” She called his death “a huge loss to British public … Continue reading LONDON | Jeremy Heywood, who ran Britain’s civil service, dies at 56

LONDON | Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON — The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. Prime Minister Theresa May says revealing the figures might “uncover some uncomfortable truths.” She says “too often ethnic minority employees feel they’re hitting a brick … Continue reading LONDON | Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

LONDON— The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint was unworkable. European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Thursday that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while French President … Continue reading LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan