United Kingdom

Scotland: Stage Set for Momentous Vote

The rich and historic Scottish lands serve as the stage set for a critical independence debate in 2014. Will Scotland part ways the United Kingdom after more than 300 years?

Scotland: The New Nationals

No party in Scottish politics has generated as much heated discussion as the Scottish National Party, the first to push for secession from the United Kingdom.

Who Are the Scots?

As the vote for Scottish independence draws near, Scotland and its citizens struggle with their identity. Are they British or Scottish?

Welfare Cuts: Blackpool Takes Stock

The UK's seaside resort of Blackpool will be hit hardest by welfare reform being implemented by the country's coalition government. Two community workers tell us the impact on the town and its people.

Britain: Austerity on the Ground

As welfare reforms begin to hit the UK, FT chief photographer Charlie Bibby visits three towns profiled in the FT's austerity audit to see what impact the cuts have had on local communities.