The UK Government is to pay millions of pounds in compensation to around a dozen British citizens who were held in detention overseas, including the camp at Guantanamo Bay, and who say British security services colluded in their torture.
About a dozen men, who accused UK security forces of colluding in their torture overseas, are to get millions of pounds in compensation.
The Trump administration is considering sending captured ISIL fighters to a prison in Iraq, as well as sending "high-valued fighters", who participated in the murder of Americans and other Western hostages, to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Human rights groups and the Democratic Party are opposed to holding these people indefinitely without charges and say they should be tried in federal courts. 2018-08-30 (Context: Guantanamo Bay detention camp)
The government of the United Kingdom announces its intent to sell a 7.7% stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, expected to raise GBP2.6 billion. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says there is "no economic justification" for selling the shares. 2018-06-4 (Context: GBP)
Worthing Magistrates Court fines the Church of Scientology GBP14,000 and orders it to pay GBP2,566 in costs for polluting the River Medway in West Sussex, England, with raw sewage. 2018-04-28 (Context: GBP)
The UK Audit Office rejects a Treasury estimate of the cost of leaving the European Union that was repeated by Prime Minister Theresa May. Rather than the official GBP35-39 billion estimate, the watchdog says that figure misleadingly included GBP7.2 billion earmarked directly for private hands and did not include up to GBP3 billion in budget contributions and GBP2.9 billion in European Development Fund payments. 2018-04-20 (Context: GBP)
British automotive and aerospace engineering firm GKN (founded in 1759) is sold to British-based investment company Melrose Industries for GBP8.1 billion. 2018-03-29 (Context: GBP)