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(...)

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(...)