UK banks exposed to money laundering in South Africa – BBC News

UK banks exposed to money laundering in South Africa – BBC News

Image caption Lord Hain was Northern Ireland secretary from 2005 to 2007 UK banks may have been used to launder money stolen from South Africa, a former cabinet minister has alleged in a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond. Lord Peter Hain said a South African whistle-blower had indicated the banks “maybe inadvertently have been conduits […]

EU scholars fear right to stay in UK ‘jeopardised by study leave’ – Times Higher Education (THE)

Academics from European Union countries could lose their right to remain in the UK after Brexit if they spend extended periods of time on research leave abroad, ministers have indicated, triggering fresh warnings about Britain’s dwindling attractiveness as a destination for continental academics. Responding to a parliamentary question on whether the Home Office would introduce […]

Half of UK adults are financially vulnerable, City watchdog finds – The Guardian

Half of the UK population are financially vulnerable with one in six people unable to cope with a £50 increase in monthly bills, according to a survey of Britain’s personal finances by the City regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority’s biggest ever survey of households found that 4.1 million people are already in serious financial difficulty, […]

At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns UK Skies Red – NPR

At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns UK Skies Red – NPR

A woman stands as waves crash against the sea wall at Penzance, southwestern England, as the remnants of Ophelia begin to hit parts of the U.K. and Ireland. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption toggle caption Ben Birchall/AP A woman stands as waves crash against the sea wall at Penzance, southwestern England, as the remnants of Ophelia […]

Brexit: Does the UK owe the EU money? – BBC News

Brexit: Does the UK owe the EU money? – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The Claim: The UK could, in theory, walk away from the EU without paying any money at all. “We don’t as a matter of law owe anything at all” – David Jones MP, 15 October “We’re actually under no legal obligation to pay any money at all after we’ve left” – Bernard […]

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