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(...)

The North also has the highest price expectations for the next three months Photograph: Pacemaker

Rapidly rising house prices and sales drove the North’s housing market to outperform every other region in the UK last month according to latest stati(...)

Inflation turned negative by the narrowest of margins in March as it dropped to -0.01 per cent, official figures showed today.The Consumer Price Index(...)

Open about sexuality: DIT students held Stand Up 4 Love, a comedy and music night at Vicar Street, in support of a Yes vote in the marriage-equality referendum

Ireland has witnessed significant social change and sometimes dizzying levels of diversity in recent decades. Does that extend to a new willingness to(...)

Chancellor George Osborne speaks at a conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Inflation fell to zero last month setting the UK on course for a period of falling prices for the first time in half a century. The Consumer Price Ind(...)

Conservative party backbenchers cheer after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London.

Mr Deputy Speaker,Today, I report on a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way.We took difficult decisions in the teeth of oppositio(...)

The 2015 inflation basket owes more than a little to the influence of the hipster – in come craft beer, ecigarettes, headphones and music subscription services such as Spotify.

Hipsters may have been declared passé by the trend-spotters but their influence is going mainstream thanks to the team of government number crunche(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England,  has said a negative inflation rate will be “temporary” and the UK won’t experience deflation. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Britain’s inflation rate fell more than economists forecast in January, dropping to record low as food and fuel prices plunged. Consumer-price growth (...)

Chancellor George Osborne looks on as Prime Minister David Cameron (not pictured) talks to business leaders at a conference in the Old Granada TV Studios in Manchester. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

UK inflation matched its lowest level on record in December when it fell to 0.5 per cent, official figures showed today. The plunge to below 1 per cen(...)

In annual terms, growth was revised down to 2.6 per cent from a previous reading of 3 per cent

Spending by households drove Britain’s economic recovery once again in the third quarter despite a slight fall in disposable incomes and weaker busine(...)