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(...)

“No government minister had any knowledge that HSBC may have been involved in wrongdoing in regard to its Swiss banking arm prior to the reports of the last couple of days”

The UK government insisted yesterday that ministers did not know the full facts about the HSBC tax scandal until this week, in a collective closing (...)

The Bank of England, which said the system it uses to transfer payments between commercial banks was affected by a technical outage. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

October is a scary month for financial markets. The Wall Street panic of 1907, the 1929 crash that ushered in the Great Depression, and Black Monda(...)

Euan Sutherland: said one or more directors were “determined to undermine me personally” as Co-operative Group chief executive. Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Euan Sutherland’s brief reign at the Co-operative Group has been little short of a disaster for the 170-year-old mutual organisation. Br(...)

Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Attempts by Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins to clean up his bank’s image faced a serious setback yesterday amid criticism of (...)