UK firms want extra public holiday in queen’s honour

UK firms want extra public holiday in queen’s honour

British business leaders on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to create a permanent extra public holiday from next year to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s record-long reign. In an open letter to Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak, major business...
UK firms want extra public holiday in queen’s honour

Queen Elizabeth II turns 96

By Phil HAZLEWOOD Gun salutes will ring out Thursday to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th birthday, although the monarch herself was expected to mark the occasion with little fanfare. It has been a troubled year for Britain’s royal family, with concerns over...