First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than �300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say.
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.
THE new owner of clothing and homewares group BHS is to hire 250 staff and form two strategic food partnerships to help kick-start a turnaround after its takeover from retail billionaire, Sir Philip Green.