At almost the last minute before the parliamentary session ended, after months of pushback from the House of Lords and despite vehement protests from those supporting refugees and migrants, the UK government has succeed in introducing the Nationality and Borders Act.
It has emerged that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty, claims non-domicile (or “non-dom”) tax status, meaning that she does not have to pay UK taxes on income earned elsewhere. This revelation has drawn criticism, especially in light of Sunak raising taxes for working households.
The poet TS Eliot famously proclaimed April to be the “cruellest month”. Writing after surviving a pandemic – the Spanish flu of 1918 – he was referring to the familiar (often misguided) sense of hope that traditionally accompanies the arrival of spring.
The British government has responded to criticisms of its lassitude in targeting “dirty money” laundered by foreign elites through UK property by introducing the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act. The act, passed on March 15, was pushed through parliament in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The United Kingdom is bringing the best of its culture to life in America this Spring with a lineup of one-of-a-kind experiences connecting Americans to modern Britain in a new way. Today, the UK launches ‘GREAT Calling,’ supported by Barclays, a culture campaign with a series of unique and immersive events in New York City throughout the month of March, that aims to change the way Americans see the UK. continue reading
The Society of Authors (SoA) and Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2021 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award, the UK’s only award for educational writing that stimulates and enhances the learning experience. Continue reading
Zambia High Commission London invited you to join our live stream with the President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, as he makes his inaugural address to Zambians living in the UK.