City of London

Brexit Will Mean Job Losses In The City Of London, Warns RBS Chairman

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Politics

'We will lose jobs in the City and at RBS as a result of Brexit' - @RBS Chairman says damage in banking will be "considerable" #Paterson pic.twitter.c...

Investor Money Leaving City 'Bigger Risk To London's Status Than Bank Moves'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

Investors pulling money out of The City pose a greater risk to London’s financial dominance than banks exiting the UK because of Brexit, according t...

EU Negotiator Wants Special Deal With The City Of London Post-Brexit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK

The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit has offered the first hint of a compromise from Brussels to ensure member states continue to have easy access to...

HSBC Planning To Shift 1,000 Jobs To Paris Because Of Brexit Confusion

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

HSBC is preparing to move 1,000 workers from London to Paris because of confusion over the UK’s Brexit plans, the bank’s boss told MPs today. Doug...

McDonnell: 'Bankers' Shouldn't Get Special Brexit Protection

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has warned that Labour won’t support any deal to give the City of London special protections from Brexit. In a sign...

If We Remain the EU Will Screw Over the City

Sean Howlett | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

Despite the City of London being the centre of financial and capital markets, it is under siege from the EU, with the City's continuing success under ...

London's Fintech Boom Needs the EU

Jem Bendell | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

As the UK economy slows and heavy industry continues to recede, politicians of all stripes will be hoping the burgeoning financial technology or "fint...

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

'Suspicious Package' In London Turns Out To Be A Deliveroo Bag

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

A section of the City of London was reopened today after a suspicious package turned out to be a Deliveroo take-away bag. Bishopsgate reopened look...

Luyendijk: Don't Blame the Bankers, It's the System That Must Change

Ian Fraser | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK
Ian Fraser

When trying to interview bankers and other City of London insiders for his Guardian banking blog three years ago - material which later formed the bas...

What's Got London Giving?

Chris Jones | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Chris Jones

We're proud of our strong, historical links to the City - and proud to showcase the many ways organisations like ours make other people's lives better. The City of London brings together hundreds of thousands of people every day, all of whom can make a difference. I'd encourage all businesses to take part, even if you aren't located in the City, so you can join the celebration of charitable giving.

No One Knows Why This Classic Car Was At The Bottom Of A London Pond

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

A classic car, discovered at the bottom of a pond, could have been submerged for decades - but no one knows how it got there. The Ford Cortina emer...

London City Worker Dies After Falling From 10th Storey

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

A man has fallen to his death from the tenth story of an office building in London’s South Bank, just yards from City Hall. The City worker died ...

'Shoplifter', 60, Critical After Plunging From Second Floor Window 'During Police Pursuit'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains some graphic content. Reader discretion is advised. A suspected shoplifter is in a critical condition after plummetin...

Russell Brand: Not Funny, Not Clever and NOT for Real

Sean Howlett | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

In my humble opinion Russell Brand is not a funny man. His jokes are childish and boring and he revels in the kind of scatological humour which winds up most 'right-thinking' people.

London 1000 Years Ago - Five 'Attractions' That Are Still There Now

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

London's place as a tourist centre is undeniable, and it's rich history has much to do with that. I am lucky enough to walk or cycle through the big smoke on an almost daily basis, and I nearly always notice something different that will prick my curiosity. This sensation would be familiar to visitors going back decades or even centuries...

Think France Is 'Finished'? French PM Has Some 'Bad News' For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

France will now see shops stay open on Sundays, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has revealed, in a bid to turn around the country's flagging economy. T...

Why I Think George Osborne's Corporation Tax Policy Is Justified

Arjun Barn | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Arjun Barn

f governments fail to act in closing tax avoidance schemes and loopholes, there is a strong possibility that future profits resulting from lower taxes will simply end up in the pockets of senior managers in a tax haven, far out of reach of the British government and certainly not going towards helping the 1 million people who now rely on emergency food hand-outs. It is time for Labour to Act.

Cuts Are Crippling City Police's Ability To Nail Fraudsters

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

Budget cuts are making it much harder for the police to tackle the rise in white-collar crime, new figures show. Figures compiled by the City law f...

Conserving The Past Must Not Curtail The Future

Mark Boleat | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK
Mark Boleat

Picture the scene: a new bridge is built in London, and the public hate it. An architect comments that "it represents the vice of tawdriness and pretentiousness" and a local paper calls it London's "ugliest public work". What was this architectural monstrosity? None other than London landmark Tower Bridge...

Asa Bennett

No Idea About Islamic Banking? Here's Six Things You Need To Know | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics

The Treasury has just sold £200 million worth of Islamic government bonds, known as "sukuk", in a bid to make Britain a global hub for Islamic financ...

LOOK: The FT Was Fantastically British About D-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

The world is gathering today to remember seventy years ago, when soldiers carried out the D-Day landings, an audacious incursion into Nazi-occupied Fr...

The Walkie Scorchie Skyscraper Has Set Fire To Its last Victim

PA | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

A skyscraper which hit the headlines after its unusual design was blamed for starting fires and causing damage by reflecting the sun's rays is to get ...

EU Membership 'Crucial' To UK Success, Say Business Chiefs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union is "crucial" to London's future success, and an exit from the political bloc will hit the UK's competitiven...

Tax Secrecy 'The Norm, Not The Exception' In The City Of London

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

There is a "black hole" in the City because leading companies use subsidiaries based in secretive tax havens, a charity has warned. Christian Aid s...