Under pressure: British prime minister and Conservative leader David Cameron on the campaign trail. Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron is not a man much given to introspection, it often seems. Blessed with a happy, comfortable childhood, he has always approached life con(...)

British chancellor George Osborne accepted that public scepticism and “fatigue” is growing about the election offerings of all parties.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The borrowing and spending plan of all of the main British parties in the general election leave voters “in the dark” about the spending cuts and t(...)

 Prime minister David Cameron on the Conservative election campaign bus, near Builth Wells, Wales. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Job numbers in the UK now stand at a record high and unemployment has fallen back to 1.8 million, according to published figures seized upon by the(...)

British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha have a cup of tea with a young couple in their home in Swindon. Cameron yesterday outlined his party’s manifesto in advance of the general election on May 7th

Ronald Reagan oozed optimism like no other politician, with talk of the United States as “the shining city on the hill”; one that had stood “strong an(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives to address supporters during the party’s launch of its election manifesto in Manchester. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The expectant queue stood in line at the old Granada TV studios in Manchester yesterday morning as the bus carrying some of Labour’s team arrived for (...)

The over-55s’ dilemma: Lamborghini or Caribbean cruise? Retirees now have access to their pension pots rather than forcing them to use the cash to buy an annuity

Lamborghini or Caribbean cruise? Fitted kitchen or new conservatory? These are some of the more appealing dilemmas that millions of over-55s are now w(...)

The data also show the five banks set aside a little less than £10billion to deal with fines, conduct and other litigation costs last year

The UK’s five largest banks cut bonus pools by more than £1billion last year and most also reduced pay and staff numbers, according to Financial Times(...)

The rise in house prices, which has allowed older generations to lock in sizeable gains, is one of the key factors behind the dramatic generational changes over the past decade.

A growing number of young people have given up on the idea of buying their own home, reinforcing signs that property ownership could cease to be the (...)

An oil tanker off the port of Bandar Abbas. Iran is believed to be storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

Oil prices have come under fresh pressure after the historic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme raised the prospect of the country being allowed to i(...)

Chancellor George Osborne  prepares a pizza during a visit to Hove, where he was meeting local apprentices and issuing a jobs announcement. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Economic growth in the UK is now more ahead of the world’s biggest economies than had been previously thought, which has been seized on by the Conser(...)