French President Francois Hollande: The ECB’s decision “should not stop us from carrying out reforms”

France has committed itself to faster economic reforms aimed at boosting growth in the wake of the ECB decision to inject billions into the European e(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking in Scotland last night. He said it was “a great day for Scotland and a great day for the United Kingdom”. Photograph: James Glossop/PA Wire

Scotland will get new home rule powers next year, under plans published yesterday by the British government that were immediately attacked as inade(...)

British chancellor George Osborne, in Davos, welcomed the quantitative easing announcement but said it was not sufficient for a European recovery. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The stimulus package announced by the ECB should have several beneficial effects for Ireland, according to Government sources. The expected weakening (...)

Chancellor George Osborne looks on as Prime Minister David Cameron (not pictured) talks to business leaders at a conference in the Old Granada TV Studios in Manchester. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

UK inflation matched its lowest level on record in December when it fell to 0.5 per cent, official figures showed today. The plunge to below 1 per cen(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of Sate, Theresa Villiers: said she believed the Bill had the potential to create thousands of jobs and stimulate growth. Photograph: Stephen Davison

New legislation that will give the Northern Ireland Executive the power to set a different rate of corporation tax than elsewhere in the UK, represen(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of Sate, Theresa Villiers: said she believed the Bill had the potential to create thousands of jobs and stimulate growth. Photograph: Stephen Davison

New legislation that will give the Northern Ireland Executive the power to set a different rate of corporation tax than elsewhere in the UK, represen(...)

The central bank also said it would reinvest £4.35 billion of proceeds from a maturing January 2015 bond in its £375 billion of quantitative easing asset purchases.

The Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged at 0.5 per cent after its first meeting of 2015, as tumbling oil prices have pushed inflation to a 1(...)

David Cameron: trying to woo Ukip voters back to the Conservatives. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Ed Miliband went to Salford on Monday to declare that he would save the National Health Service and balance the UK’s budget with kindness. George Osbo(...)

“Cameron is not trying to win back voters who have defected to Ukip. He is out to stop a further haemorrhage.”

In 2010 the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats agreed to change UK law to ensure that parliaments lasted five years – a concession to the smaller(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne. He is to sell some of government’s stake in Lloyds.

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said his government will cut its stake in Lloyds banking group in the run-up to May’s general election, (...)