Brexit: “Central to politics is the picking of battles, and Britain has picked an all-absorbing one.” Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The signatories of a recent letter to Theresa May must have daunted even that sceptic of the business lobby. The CBI, the Institute of Directors, the (...)

The British Chambers of Comerce has downgraded its medium-term forecats for the UK economy, saying that the weaker pound is failing to boost growth. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The weaker pound is failing to boost UK economic growth, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. The business group downgraded its medium-te(...)

Francis Martin is the first person from  Northern Ireland to be appointed president of an organisation which has been representing businesses in Northern Ireland along with the rest of the United Kingdom for more than 156 years.

Francis Martin has a reputation as a deal maker in Northern Ireland. It is a trait which could prove to be very useful as he takes up his latest appoi(...)

Francis Martin, who is originally from Moy, Co Tyrone, and is a partner in BDO Northern Ireland

The British Chambers of Commerce, one of the UK’s largest business bodies, has appointed its first Northern Ireland president in its 156 year history.(...)

The Bank of England is not likely to match a move expected from the Federal Reserve next week.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The Bank of England remains unhurried about raising interest rates, pointing on Thursday to a new fall in oil prices and slower wage growth as it kept(...)