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(...)

Gross domestic product grew by 0.3 per cent in the January-March period, new figures show

Britain’s economy slowed more sharply than expected the first three months of 2015 in a setback for prime minister David Cameron who has staked his ca(...)

 Jobcentre Plus near Westferry in East London. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

UK unemployment has continued to fall and a record 31 million people are in work, the last jobless figures before the general election have shown. The(...)