Land Rover   manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK : Manufacturing in Britain shrank by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter, the sector’s worst performance since early 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The road to economic recovery has been long and hard. Now, finally, Britain’s gross domestic product per head of population has returned to levels las(...)

Companies with more than 250 employees will be required to publish the gender pay gap under proposed regulations published on Tuesday

UK business groups have expressed reservations about British prime minister David Cameron’s proposal to make companies publish the difference in the a(...)

NI Finance Minister  Arlene Foster.  Her first budget has cross-party support.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s proposed “fantasy budget”, which won cross party support on Wednesday in Stormont, will buy the Executive “a little breathing space(...)

The Digital Hub is currently home to 89 digital enterprises, with some 650 full-time employees

Paul Holden has been reappointed as chairman of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) for a further two years. Mr Holden, who has served as chairm(...)

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green: due to collect a £10 million-plus bonus when her gardening leave comes to an end next month. Photograph: RLM Finsbury/PA Wire

Harriet Green, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has clearly been enjoying her gardening leave from the travel firm, which she quit abrupt(...)

Four in five respondents said women themselves need to take some responsibility for the low level of women on boards in Ireland

Awareness of the importance of gender diversity on company boards has improved over the past few years but a third of women directors in Ireland still(...)

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(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery remembers a time when she was expert at carrying on a whole conversation at work about the weekend just past without mentioning the se(...)

A statue of Henry Royce stands outside the Rolls-Royce plant in Derby. The engineering group revealed plans to cut 2,600 jobs in its aerospace division, with the threat of more cuts to come.
Photograph: Reuters

It was a day of contrasting fortunes for British workers yesterday. First there was good news in the form of a landmark ruling that overtime should be(...)