Mortgage lenders close deals after pound falls amid market chaos

Mortgage lenders close deals after pound falls amid market chaos

Three lenders have so far withdrawn some of their products amid the uncertainty (Image: Dinendra Haria/LNP/REX/Shutterstock) Banks and building societies have withdrawn some of their mortgage deals from sale after the government’s mini-budget sparked huge market turmoil. Virgin Money and Skipton Building Society have temporarily withdrawn their entire range, while Halifax said it would scrap … Read more

UK’s super-wealthy non-residents avoid £3.2bn in tax a year, report finds | The super rich

UK’s super-wealthy non-residents avoid £3.2bn in tax a year, report finds |  The super rich

Super-wealthy foreigners in the UK registered as non-residents are legally entitled to avoid paying more than £3.2bn of tax on at least £10.9bn of offshore income a year, according to a report. An analysis by academic economists found that 26,000 people granted offshore tax status by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) amass an average of … Read more

New Met police chief Sir Mark Rowley vows to be ‘ruthless’ in ousting corrupt officers | UK news

New Met police chief Sir Mark Rowley vows to be ‘ruthless’ in ousting corrupt officers |  UK news

Scotland Yard’s new commissioner has vowed to be “ruthless” in ousting corrupt, misogynistic and racist officers, but admitted he will need help. Sir Mark Rowley wrote in an open letter: “I took over as leader of an organization that was too weak to stand up to those who undermine the honest and dedicated majority who … Read more

Labor is committed to giving UK citizens abroad a legal right to help at the Foreign Office | Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Labor is committed to giving UK citizens abroad a legal right to help at the Foreign Office |  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

British citizens abroad will have a statutory right to receive Foreign Office consular assistance under a Labor government under plans proposed by shadow foreign secretary David Lammy. The proposals come in the wake of repeated complaints by British prisoners abroad of Foreign Office indifference or a determination to put British diplomatic interests ahead of individual … Read more