Britain’s inflation rate turned negative for only the second time since 1960. Photograph: Reuters.

Britain’s inflation rate turned negative for only the second time since 1960 in September, reflecting a weak price backdrop that the Bank of England h(...)

UK consumer prices were unchanged compared with a year earlier following an annual 0.1 per cent gain in July, the Office for National Statistics said in London. Photograph: PA.

UK inflation returned to zero in August, driven down by the cost of motor fuel and clothing. A measure of core price pressures also eased.Consumer pr(...)

Britain posted the smallest budget deficit for any June since 2008 as tax revenues from personal incomes and corporate profits surged. Net borrowing (...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: said any increases in the cost of borrowing will be limited and gradual. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historical low is getting closer but that any increases in the cost of borr(...)

Britain’s current account deficit  fell to £26.548 billion from an upwardly revised £28.93 billion

Britain’s economy grew more strongly than previously thought in the first three months of the year, and households’ disposable income rose at the fast(...)

Law Society of Ireland: recently released figures which reveal that  practising female solicitors outnumber  practising male solicitors for the first time.

Prior to finalisation of the Legal Services Reform Bill, the Irish legal services market has already seen significant changes. The Law Society of Ire(...)

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney forecast that inflation  will pick up later this year and move toward the 2 per cent goal in 2016. (Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters)

Britain’s inflation rate rose back above zero in May, ending the economy’s brush with deflation after just one month. Consumer prices rose an annual (...)

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(...)

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage with 22-year-old candidate Robin Hunter-Clarke. Mr Hunter-Clarke is running in Boston, Lincolnshire, where support for the party has surged in recent times.  Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

To see how immigrants from eastern and central Europe have made their presence felt in Britain, stand on West Street in the centre of Boston, a mar(...)

David Cameron admitted the economy was performing in a “less exciting way”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/File photo

A halving of the economic growth rate is the last thing a government needs with an increasingly hard-fought election just nine days away.Prime ministe(...)