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Bank warns no-deal could see UK sink into recession.

By Jill Treanor Business reporter, BBC News. A no-deal Brexit could send the pound plunging and trigger a worse recession than the financial crisis, the Bank of England has warned. It said the UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate aftermath if there was no...

May’s Brexit deal is already doomed. Here’s how the Christmas meltdown could play out.

Matthew d’Ancona Dark arts will be used to win support for the prime minister’s plan. But the key question is what happens when MPs reject it. It was a funeral masquerading as a baptism. In Brussels, Theresa May’s Brexit deal was welcomed into the world by the...

Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge.

Some of Britain’s biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work.  Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to...

Exclusive: universal credit linked to suicide risk, says study.

Research for Gateshead council finds system increases depression and anxiety. Patrick Butler Social policy editor Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.46 GMT. Universal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have said, after a study revealed that the stress of...

NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’.

Thinktanks say the the the crisis in health service will mean some of its £20.5bn boosts never gets spent. Denis Campbell Health policy. The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so fast that the service could be short of 350,000 key personnel by 2030, health...
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