Debenhams, one of the largest department stores in the United Kingdom which employs 25,000 people, collapses into administration.
- The Guardian
The United States, United Kingdom, France, and Italy issue a joint statement calling on Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to end the offensive.
The United Kingdom and European Union agree to delay Brexit until October 31, 2019. This means that the UK will participate in next month's European Parliament election.
The United Kingdom announces it will abolish the Financial Reporting Council, which regulates the nation's accounting industry, after it was criticised by an independent review following the collapse of several large organisations. It is to be replaced by the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority featuring increased powers and new leaders.
The United Kingdom Minister for Security, Ben Wallace, says he has reason to believe British photojournalist John Cantlie is still alive and is being held hostage by surviving Islamic State militants.
Several European Union states, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and Spain, officially recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela after Nicolás Maduro rejects the European ultimatum to call a new snap election. Other European Union countries, such as Greece and Ireland, stop short of recognizing Guaidó, while Italy's leading coalition party, the 5 Star Movement, declares that it is not "for the EU to tell another nation what to do".