Hammond’s Brexit ‘dividend’ claim rejected as UK economy stalls

“The OBR already assumes an orderly Brexit, so there won’t be a ‘deal dividend’ beyond the forecast just by avoiding no-deal. Business confidence may improve with increased certainty, but it’s not credible to describe this… Read More

Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

Local news coverage could disappear unless the government provides direct financial support, according to an independent report on the future of the British media, which warns the industry’s collapse poses a threat to the “long-term… Read More

Reading University in crisis amid questions over £121m land sales

A major British university is in a financial and governance crisis, having reported itself to regulators over a £121m loan. The University of Reading has confirmed to the Guardian that it is investigating whether it… Read More