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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Hedge fund manager Chris Hohn's marital split may recast UK divorce law

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 10:17pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Fund manager's split may recast UK divorce law Chris Hohn, one of the most successful UK hedge-fund managers, may recast the country's divorce law if he wins ... in the US$4.3 billion charitable foundation they created with their fortune. The case could change the law for the super rich if the judge accepts Hohn's argument that his financial talents ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Vietnam-born Muslim convert goes to top British court over UK decision to strip him of citizenship

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... argued on Tuesday that the decision by Britain's interior minister to remove his citizenship was a breach of international law because it would leave him without a nationality. British ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    New powers eyed for Bank of England over mortgages

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 04:04am by Reuters

    ... such limits legally enforceable. With a view to implementing the laws before a general election in May next year, the consultation will run until November 28. It was aimed at gathering the views of consumers and the finance industry, particularly on how debt should be defined for the purposes of the new laws, the finance ministry said. In June, the committee urged banks to issue no more than ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Leading Washington poll consultants take key posts for British election

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... Thanks to the influence of Messina and Axelrod, the increasing role of online campaigning and new laws that clear the way for a longer election, poll watchers think the campaign in May will mark ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Conservatives vow to crack down on tax-avoiding tech firms

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... to claw back money for the public purse, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced plans to stop companies using loopholes in the law to avoid paying tax. He said: "Some technology ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... and education. A policy paper due in November will outline these steps. They are likely to include greater control over taxation and welfare payments. Draft laws on decentralisation could be ready ... on English laws. Currently lawmakers representing constituencies in Scotland vote on issues affecting England, Wales and Northern Ireland, yet Westminster has no say in matters devolved ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Former BBC Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis convicted of indecent assault

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:20am by The Guardian

    ... deeply invasive but also against the law. We thank the jury for their careful consideration in this case and we respect all the verdicts of the court. “The prosecution of sexual offences is often ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... minister, Gordon Brown, was a Scot. It is hard to see a quick consensus emerging within months among major parties about a reform that could cost a future Labour government the power to pass laws ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British government vows conscience vote on assisted-suicide law

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... the law. But a ministry spokesman said: "The government believes that any change to the law in this emotive and contentious area is an issue of individual conscience and a matter ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Denied a vote, frustrated expat Scots watch as homeland's fate decided

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and British Prime Minister David Cameron legal opinion arguing that the terms violated Scottish expats' right to freedom of movement under European law ...




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