Culture secretary John Whittingdale: he said official figures suggest 257,000 EU migrants came to Britain last year, but over the same period 630,000 national insurance numbers were issued to EU citizens. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The British government is to publish new figures which could reveal a higher number of EU migrants are working in the UK than suggested by official fi(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.  His disability cuts in the budget proved the final straw for welfare minister Iain Duncan Smith, who resigned on March 18th. Photograph: AFP Photo

David Cameron has promised to “learn the lessons” of his government’s budget fiasco but, like his chancellor George Osborne, refused to apologise for(...)

London’s financial heart, Canary Wharf, in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A senior European Union official warned on Tuesday of significant consequences for Britain’s financial services industry and access to the single mark(...)

Bank of England governor said the bank is not making a judgment on the consequences of Britain’s referendum on its European Union membership. The ce(...)

The Google tax deal has provoked outrage in Britain but  the UK revenue commissioners have declined to give details of it. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, faced fresh questions last night over a tax deal with Google that allowed the company to pay j(...)

A  Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets returning to RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus after their first mission since the parliamentary vote to undertake air strikes in Syria. Photograph:  Emily Burns/EPA/Royal Air Force

Britain joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday, but Russian president Vladimir Putin issued bitter new denunciations of (...)

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday after the House of Commons backed prime minister David Cameron’s call to authorise air strikes. Image: AFP/Getty Images.

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday night after the House of Commons backed prime minister(...)

A previous IT failure in 2012 left many Ulster Bank account holders unable to properly access their accounts. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, the owner of Ulster Bank, will reportedly be hauled in front of a British parliamentary committee to ex(...)

HSBC maintained, in full page adverts taken out in papers at the weekend,  that its Swiss banking operations had been “completely overhauled”. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Have you ever asked your window cleaner for a receipt? Me neither. Nor, it appears, has the shadow chancellor Ed Balls, at least not in the past 17 ye(...)

The Labour Party was jubilant last night after the Conservative Party’s former treasurer and a leading party donor admitted he had set up family trust(...)