Demonstrators outside the House of Commons as UK chancellor George Osborne set out his plans to reshape the country’s economy with the first budget of the new Conservative government on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

The UK chancellor’s pledge on Wednesday in his summer budget to cut British corporation tax to 18 per cent by 2020 will reduce the overall cost to the(...)

Separate statistics also show there was a fall in the number of people claiming jobless-related benefits last month

The number of people without a job in Northern Ireland jumped by 2,000 to 54,000 while unemployment in general fell across the UK during the three mo(...)

The devolution of corporation tax powers to the North is tied to the implementationof welfare reforms Photograph: Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s political deadlock over welfare reform threatens to “delay or jeopardise the devolution of corporation tax” PwC warned today, as it(...)

NI househunters will benefit from George Osborne’s stamp duty cut. Photograph: Reuters

House hunters in the North will have good reason to cheer the UK chancellor’s latest tax moves which could give them more money to spend on the home o(...)

The latest Northern Ireland economic outlook (NIEO) report suggests that while the local economy is growing the recovery is not widespread.

The Northern Ireland economy is forecast to grow by 2.2 per cent this year - its best performance since the banking crisis first hit home in 2007, but(...)

Belfast. British budget to cut North’s allocation.

The UK chancellor George Osborne has cut Northern Ireland’s spending budget by 2 per cent as part of overall UK government spending plans for 2015-16.(...)