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Independent review recommends reforms to UK Listing rules to boost growth and markets

  • UK Listing Review, chaired by Lord Hill, forms part of Chancellor’s plan to strengthen UK’s position as a world-leading financial centre
  • key recommendations include updating rules around free float requirements and dual class share structures, with safeguards to maintain UK’s high standards
  • reforms will make it easier for the world’s most successful...Read More »

Budget day

There have been many mini  budgets over the last year. Never have the official figures for the outlook changed so drastically so rapidly, as forecasters rushed to bring their estimates in line with the big lurches in activity created by anti pandemic policies. Today we await new forecasts from the...Read More »


Working towards a just global transition to clean energy

The co-chairs of the Powering Past Coal Alliance Minister Trevelyan, Minister Wilkinson, distinguished guests.

2021 is going to be a momentous year for climate action.

And the Powering Past Coal Alliance has a vital role to play.

The clock is ticking. And the window we have to protect our precious planet from the...Read More »


Birmingham man jailed for longer

A man from Birmingham has had his sentence increased following an intervention by the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.

Leigh Robinson and Sabeel Nazir, both 34, engaged in a high-speed car chase which ended with the death of Robinson’s passenger, Anthony Moran.

The incident took place on 8 December...Read More »


New Solicitor General appointed

Lucy Frazer QC MP

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Lucy Frazer QC MP has been appointed as Solicitor General

The Prime Minister has appointed the Lucy Frazer QC MP as Solicitor General. Commenting on her appointment, Lucy...Read More »


New Attorney General appointed

Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP

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The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP has been appointed as Attorney General

The Prime Minister has appointed the Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP as Attorney General...Read More »


Construction work to start on new section of York flood scheme

The work will see more than 500m of new flood defences installed in sections between Skeldergate Bridge and Millennium Bridge on the Rowntree Park side of the River Ouse.

It will include:

  • new flood gates at the bottom of Clementhorpe
  • construction of seven flood walls
  • an embankment
  • 240m of below ground seepage mitigation under Terry...Read More »

Reservist Tracy Llewellyn combines being a military musician, mum and farmer

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