Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Photograph:  Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

The business community in the North has long suffered from a particular condition known as Border envy. Although the recent austerity crusade in the S(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: warned there could be no unionist MP in Belfast following next May’s general election. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has called for an electoral pact with the DUP for next May’s British general election to try to maximise uni(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin at Government Buildings before the Budget announcement on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 0:37

The Government’s decision to end the controversial “double Irish” tax arrangement used by multinationals to slash their tax bills has received promine(...)

The BoE has said it expects inflation to hit its target of 2 per cent only in around three years’ time and some economists have said it could dip close to 1 per cent soon.

British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising int(...)

Simon Hamilton, Minister for Finance, Northern Executive

The North’s finance Minister Simon Hamilton hopes a positive decision on devolving corporation tax powers to the Northern Executive will be made withi(...)

A burial team wearing protective gear places the body of Diana Flomo, who died giving birth prematurely, in a graveyard adjacent to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit near Gbarnga, Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Questions have been raised about British government plans to introduce enhanced screening for Ebola at major UK airports and terminals after Gatwick A(...)

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at the Google EMEA  Headquarters in Dublin. The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to borrow £100 million from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to borrow £100 million from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer as a stop gap to avert an impending budget cr(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers  said  she will chair most of the sessions of the talks. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Talks aimed at resolving the political logjam threatening the Stormont institutions are due to begin next week, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villier(...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow today. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s business secretary, Vince Cable, has delivered a stinging attack on “lying” Tories who suggest that the government can balance its books (...)

Cameron and Tories look to voters
  • UK
  • October 6, 2014, 01:00

Last week’s Tory party conference, and British prime minister David Cameron’s speech, were all about putting the party on a war footing for next May’s(...)