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New chancellor keeps March 11 budget date

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Rishi Sunak said he will stick with the March 11 date for the government’s first post-Brexit budget, dispelling speculation that the plans, likely to entail a big increase in spending, would be delayed. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is seen outside Downing Street in…

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Johnson’s adviser chides critics after aide’s resignation

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser on Tuesday hit back at “political pundits” who had questioned the appointment of an aide forced to resign over racist remarks. Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaves his home in London, Britain February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tom NicholsonWhen asked whether he…

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Storm Dennis: Woman rescued by Virginia Crosbie MP

Image copyright Virginia Crosbie Image caption Virginia Crosbie won the hotly contested seat of Anglesey by more than 1,900 votes in December’s general election A woman who has repeatedly “bad-mouthed” her MP on Twitter was rescued by her during Storm Dennis in an “awkward” encounter.Constituent Siobhan Davies flagged down a car in Rhosneigr, Anglesey, on…

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Cayman Islands, Panama land on EU tax haven blacklist

The Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory | David Rogers/Getty Images Cayman Islands, Panama land on EU tax haven blacklist Blacklisting a British overseas territory should be a warning to the UK. By Bjarke Smith-Meyer 2/18/20, 10:55 AM CET Updated 2/18/20, 11:09 AM CET Finance ministers today added four countries to the EU’s blacklist…

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Kate Forbes appointed new Scottish finance secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kate Forbes was formerly public finance minister, but has now been promoted Kate Forbes has been appointed as the Scottish government’s new finance secretary following the resignation of Derek Mackay.The 29-year-old became the first woman to set out a budget at Holyrood or Westminster when she stepped in for…