Frankfurt, Germany. Wednesday’s industrial output data for Britain, France and Italy followed news a day earlier of a shock plunge in Germany, setting back expectations that economic growth across the continent might be picking up in 2016.

Europe’s top four economies suffered steeper drops in industrial output during December than any analyst had forecast, a grim sign for the global econ(...)

Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the UK since 2012

For the third year in succession Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures from the Bri(...)

British inflation has hovered near zero since early 2015, boosting the spending power of consumers that have spearheaded Britain’s economic recovery but remaining far below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target. (Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg)

British inflation edged up to an 11-month high in December after a spike in airfares, but prices for 2015 as a whole were flat for the first time sin(...)

The ONS also lowered its estimate of growth in the April-June period to 0.5 per cent from 0.7 per cent in quarterly terms and to 2.3 per cent from 2.4 per cent in annual terms.

Britain’s economy grew less strongly than previously thought in much of 2015, according to official data that is likely to surprise the Bank of Englan(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy said the issue of migrants’ benefits had been identified as a “red line” in the negotiations by a number of member-states.

By the time European Union leaders sat down to dinner to discuss David Cameron’s reform demands, the British prime minister’s most contentious proposa(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said to MPs at the Treasury Select Committee this week that rates would stay low “for some time”.

UK economic growth remained at 0.5 per cent in the three months to September, revised official figures showed today. The Office for Nation(...)

The number of people in employment jumped by 140,000, pushing the employment rate to 73.6 per cent, the highest since records began in 1971

Britain’s jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than seven years but pay growth was a bit slower than expected, suggesting the labour ma(...)

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 (...)