UK politicians green-light plans to record every citizen’s internet history – The Verge

Surveillance legislation proposed by the UK last November has been examined in detail by the country’s politicians, with a new report recommending 86 alterations, but broadly approving the powers requested by the government. The parliamentary committee scrutinizing the draft Investigatory Powers Bill said that companies like Apple and Facebook should not be required to decrypt messages sent […]

UK’s gender pay gap explained – BBC News

Businesses with more than 250 employees will have to provide details of how much they pay men and women, the government has said. These statistics will then be compiled in a league table, in an attempt to tackle the UK’s gender pay gap. The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme looks back at how the issue has […]

UK envoy: British-Israel relationship ‘probably stronger and deeper than ever’ – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Israel’s exports to the United Kingdom doubled since London imposed a voluntary labeling scheme on products from the settlements, rendering hollow concern that labeling is the beginning of a boycott, British Ambassador David Quarrey said on Thursday. Quarry, interviewed by The Jerusalem Post at his residence in Ramat Gan, said Britain has […]

VTech ‘is responsible’ for kids’ data says UK watchdog – BBC News

Image copyright Argos Image caption Argos says it is holding conversations with VTech before it decides what action to take The UK’s data watchdog has said that VTech’s new terms and conditions would not absolve it of liability in the case of future hack attacks. It emerged earlier this week that the toy company had […]

Google defends UK tax arrangements – BBC News

Media captionGoogle UK boss Matt Brittin could not tell MPs how much he earned Google’s UK chief has defended the search giant’s tax arrangements in a hearing before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee. Matt Brittin said he understood public anger about the amount of tax it paid. However, he said Google was paying […]

EU reform will not deter UK-bound migrants – Jose Manuel Barroso – BBC News

Media captionEx-European Commission president says availability of jobs is more important Cutting benefits for new EU migrants would not put people off wanting to move to the UK, a former European Commission president has said. Jose Manuel Barroso said plans for an “emergency brake” on in-work benefits for migrants was a creative compromise but would […]

Game Rewind | Cats blow out Georgia – The Courier-Journal

UK head John Calipari talks to the team during the University of Kentucky basketball game against Florida at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Photo by Mike Weaver(Photo: Mike Weaver, Mike Weaver) Behind 24 points from Jamal Murray, No. 22 Kentucky (18-6, 8-3) dominated Georgia (13-9, 6-5) in an 82-48 victory. UK 74, UGA […]

UK industrial production shrank in 2015 – The Guardian

Britain’s industrial production slumped 1.1% in December after warm winter weather forced a sharp decline in energy output and the low oil price hit North Sea oil producers. The manufacturing sector suffered a further fall from an already weak November while mining and quarrying also dropped, fuelling concerns that the slowdown in the US and […]

NI ruling on widow payments ‘could have legal implications across UK’ – BBC News

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The ruling could change the lives of children across the UK A High Court ruling that a mother of four who was never married is entitled to widowed parent’s allowance could have implications for law in the UK. It has been hailed as “groundbreaking” and “a victory for children”. Mother […]

UK to send five ships to Baltic as part of Nato buildup against Russia – The Guardian

The UK is to send five extra ships to the Baltic as part of a Nato buildup against Russia. A sizeable contingent of British troops are also likely to contribute to a new Nato force of up to 6,000 to be stationed on a rotational basis in six countries bordering Russia. A decision on troop […]

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