Marc Bolland has pushed through a number of much-needed changes at the retailer, including revamping the stores and improving its fashion ranges. Photograph: Getty Images

Hang out the bunting! Pop the champagne corks! Marks & Spencer is about to report its first increase in annual profits in four years.Chief executi(...)

Prime minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU and then hold the referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to stay in the region or leave. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A number of banks have put off possible investments in Britain until after a referendum on its future in the European Union, a lobby group said on Tue(...)

The BoE regularly changes who appears on British banknotes. In 2012, there was controversy when the choice of Winston Churchill to succeed 19th century social reformer Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note meant future notes would depict no women other than the current monarch Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The British public will for the first time be able to help decide which historic figure - in this case a creative one - appears on the next version o(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne described the annual fall in consumer prices as “good news for family budgets” and said it should not be mistaken for “damaging deflation.”(Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Britain’s inflation rate unexpectedly fell below zero for the first time in more than half a century, as the drop in food and energy prices depressed(...)

Deutsche Bank is studying the potential impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union on the firm’s business in the country and weighing options th(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: what he actually said was much more nuanced than the headlines suggested. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Immigration did not play as large a part as expected in the UK general election but it is an issue that is unlikely to go away, either in the UK or ma(...)

Mark Carney did not comment specifically on the best date for the referendum Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Bank of England governor Mark Carney indicated he’s in favour of UK prime minister David Cameron holding an early referendum on the UK’s European Unio(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England (BOE), second left, speaks as Ben Broadbent, deputy governor for monetary policy at the Bank of England, left, Jenny Scott, executive director for communications at the Bank of England, second right, and Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England, look on during the bank’s inflation report news conference in London on Wednesday. The BOE cut its growth forecasts through 2017 and endorsed investors’ view for gradual interest-rate increases that may not start until the middle of next year. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Mark Carney said UK growth is susceptible to any escalation of the Greek debt crisis after the Bank of England cut its forecasts through 2017. “An int(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: expected to be questioned on what impact the new government’s austerity programme might have on the UK’s fragile economic recovery. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Bank of England governor Mark Carney emerges from his election purdah today and his update on the UK economy is eagerly awaited in the City. Al(...)

The BoE delayed its interest rate decision from last week to avoid clashing with the election

The Bank of England kept interest rates steady at a record-low 0.5 per cent on Monday, judging that the outlook for prices and wages is still too weak(...)