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UK to start taxing big internet companies

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media as he holds up the traditional red dispatch box, outside his official residence 11 Downing Street before delivering his annual budget speech to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. London, Oct 30 : Britain’s Treasury chief unveiled Monday a new tax on big internet companies’ revenues, insisting it ...

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11th year celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community.

  Find out who the movers and shakers are in the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2018 London, Wednesday  24th October 2018 – The official launch of The Bangla Mirror Group British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2018 publication and award gala dinner will be held in the prestigious Meridian Grand on Tuesday 6th November 2018. The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the ...

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Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Theresa May has said she is prepared to “explore every possible option” to break the deadlock in Brexit talks.   She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking point”.  While willing to consider extending the UK’s transition period beyond 2020, she said this was “undesirable” and would have ...

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Saida Tasneem new Bangladesh envoy to UK

Saida Muna Tasneem. File photo Dhaka, Oct 22 : The government has appointed Saida Muna Tasneem, currently serving as Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand, as Bangladesh’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. A career diplomat, Tasneem belongs to BCS (Foreign Affairs) Cadre, said the Foreign Ministry on Monday. In her diplomatic career, Tasneem served in Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the ...

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UK’s May pleads for support, says Brexit deal almost done

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk after a group photo an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.   London, Oct 22 : British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging Parliament to support her as        Brexit looms, saying Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent compl May’s office says ...

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Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans ‘by Christmas’

Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May. London, Oct 21 : The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn’t greater clarity over the country’s exit from the European Union, a leading business lobby group warned Sunday. The Confederation of British Industry said these could include cutting jobs, adjusting supply chains ...

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People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People’s Vote campaign, will see a march ahead of a rally in Parliament Square.   Young voters will lead the march, which organisers are expecting ...

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Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period

The EU says it is ready to extend the proposed length of the post-Brexit transition period if the UK wants. The current plan is for a transition period of 21 months to smooth the path from Brexit to the UK and EU’s future permanent relationship.   But with the two sides failing to reach a deal yet, UK Prime Minister ...

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Brexit: UK ‘may consider longer transition period’

Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021. No. 10 refused to rule out an extension after a summit of EU leaders in Brussels failed to make progress.   The move could buy the two sides more time to come up ...

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Brexit: ‘Expectations low’ as PM heads to Brussels

Theresa May will urge other EU leaders to give ground on the issue of the Irish border when she addresses them at a summit in Brussels later. Brexit talks are deadlocked over the border, but the EU says it’s up to the UK to bring new ideas to the table.   BBC political correspondent Iain Watson says Mrs May will ...

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