Simon Sheridan: profitability has improved, protecting the company against bad times in the future

Five colour-coded charts are grouped together on noticeboards throughout Barclay Chemicals manufacturing’s facility at Damastown in west Dublin. These(...)

Chancellor George Osborne: some commentators accused him of creating a government-backed sub-prime mortgage sector. Photograph: Chris Harris/The Times/PA Wire

A nurse and a former Queen’s Guard have become the first couple to take up the government’s help-to-buy scheme, unveiled(...)