The combined wealth of the 1,000 richest men and women in Britain has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
The new GDP figures are expected to put pressure on George Osborne in the runup to the general election on 7 May. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters.
LONDON�The U.K. government told BP BP. -1.19 % PLC that it would oppose any potential foreign takeover of the company because it wants the oil giant to remain a British company with global clout.
The United States is poised to flood world markets with once-unthinkable quantities of liquefied natural gas as soon as this year, profoundly changing the geo-politics of global energy and posing a major threat to Russian gas dominance in Europe.
A quarter of the UK's voting population and 20% of 16- to 17-year-olds believe helping working households stay above the poverty line is the biggest issue for the next government, according to a new poll.