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UK enacts new visa law for Hong Kong residents seeking citizenship

Hong Kong residents can apply from Sunday for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens after Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in the Asian financial hub last year. The move comes as China and Hong Kong have said they will no longer recognise the British National Overseas (BNO) passport … Continue reading UK enacts new visa law for Hong Kong residents seeking citizenship

Irobiko Chimezie

Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Boris Johnson's plan to relax the UK coronavirus lockdown over the Christmas period is like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire" and will lead to a third wave of coronavirus deaths, according to a scientist advising the prime minister. The UK government on Tuesday announced that it had agreed with the devolved administrations to let … Continue reading Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

coronavirus immunity

How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

Covid-19 immunity could only last a few months following infection, after a study revealed a decline in protective antibodies. Research by Imperial College London estimated just 4.4% of adults had some form of immunity against Covid-19 in September, when cases began to increase again. This is compared with 6% found to have antibodies between June 20 … Continue reading How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

UK telecom companies won’t sell locked phones anymore

Mobile phone companies are to be banned from selling devices which are “locked” into specific networks, the UK communications regulator has ruled. Ofcom said the likes of BT/EE, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone will be told to follow their other big name rivals in only supplying phones which allow customers to switch from one network to another … Continue reading UK telecom companies won’t sell locked phones anymore

Boris: Get ready for no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the time has come for the UK to “get ready” for a no-deal Brexit on Jan. 1.  Reading a statement from Downing Street, Johnson said: “From the outset, we were totally clear that we wanted nothing more complicated than a Canada-style relationship based on friendship and … Continue reading Boris: Get ready for no-deal Brexit

Corobavirus

COVID-19: Death toll in the UK passes 40,000

As the number of deaths fall for the third week running, 10,000 more people than average have died at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of people in the UK who have lost their lives to coronavirus has now passed 40,000, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics. But the true death toll could … Continue reading COVID-19: Death toll in the UK passes 40,000

Irobiko Chimezie

UK threatens to boycott trade negotiations with EU

Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try to forge a new relationship following the … Continue reading UK threatens to boycott trade negotiations with EU

Article 50: Everything you should know about Brexit

Brexit has far-reaching consequences for the economy, the UK’s relations with Europe and the rest of the world and the integrity of the Union. As UK politicians try to navigate their way through these troubled waters, its lawyers are trying to steer their way through the equally choppy waters of Article 50 of the Treaty … Continue reading Article 50: Everything you should know about Brexit

Doing Business in the United Kingdom

The UK’s position, both geographically and in respect of business culture, puts it at the center of a diverse collection of markets and sectors. Its open market and diversified economy present opportunities for new investors to access a domestic market and to use the location as a gateway to the rest of the world. Based on the World Bank Doing Business survey, the UK is ranked top in … Continue reading Doing Business in the United Kingdom

UK food and beverage manufacturers warn government against “no-deal” Brexit

With the threat of the UK crashing out of the EU, Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has urged food and drink manufacturers to act on no-deal Brexit scenario contingency plans. In the first part of this exclusive video interview – filmed at the Food Manufacture​ Business Leaders’ Forum, sponsored by law firm DWF​​ – Coveney … Continue reading UK food and beverage manufacturers warn government against “no-deal” Brexit