City of London

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

Ian Fraser | Posted 19.10.2015 | 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 29.09.2015 | 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...

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...

A Few Glimpses of History

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

I have always been fascinated by history because I believe that if we know the past then we better understand the present, prevent painful history to be repeated and eventually anticipate the future. For a diplomat, understanding and respecting the history and culture of the host country is a prerequisite for any correct professional judgement.

Business Rates Need More Localism

Dhruv Patel | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Dhruv Patel

I believe it is vital that the tasks of setting rates and reliefs, and deciding how to spend them are devolved to local and regional levels of government. This would give people a democratic say in which types of businesses they want to encourage and how the receipts are spent, allowing them to witness the resultant effect in their own, and neighbouring, areas.

UK Bankers 'Disappointed' With Their MASSIVE Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

City of London bankers were "disappointed" with the size of their bonuses this year, despite a survey finding that UK bankers enjoyed the biggest bonu...

Cable: We Need To Kill Tory Immigration Scare Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable is to hit out at Tory ministers for feeding "scare stories" about immigration in the latest coalition spat. The Lib Dem business secret...

Have People Misunderstood the Meaning of Capitalism?

Yousif Nur | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics
Yousif Nur

Four words essentially ended capitalism: Too big to fail. If that isn't fascism by its very definition, then clearly something big is missing. A model to look on and admire is Iceland - an economy that collapsed, arrested those responsible and now have a sound footing economically. That is what true capitalism is.

Rogue Foreign Banks Could Be Kicked Out Of The City

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England could ban foreign banks branches in Britain from the City of London if they fail to adhere to British standards of regulation. ...

Angela Merkel Visit: Lessons From Germany for David Cameron

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

German chancellor Angela Merkel is being treated like political royalty, a consequence of her country's economic power as well as prime minister David Cameron's desperate need for friends in Europe. Few would argue about the position of Germany as the economic powerhouse of the European Union but what can Britain learn from the German economic model?

Stop Taxing Us So Much, Banks Urge Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under pressure to end the bank levy, as Britain's banks warned that the tax is hurting the City of London's competitiveness. ...

'Bloody' Brawl Outside City Banker Bar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A vicious brawl outside a popular city bar has led to six arrests in the heart of London's financial district, with workers prevented from leaving the...