Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: New measure subsidises the wages of employees who work at least a third of their normal hours. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer has announced a new wage subsidy scheme as the country recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus cases si(...)

Boris Johnson:  “We are looking at a massive package now of investment in jobs and growth in the short, medium and long term.” Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson has promised a “massive package” of support for the British economy after businesses warned that his six-month coronavirus clampdown ri(...)

In a major reversal of government policy, British prime minister Boris  Johnson has urged all who can work from home to do so. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Boris Johnson has announced a six-month tightening of coronavirus restrictions, telling MPs that Britain was at a “perilous turning point” as infectio(...)

Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak at a remote press conference in 10 Downing Street, May 29th. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/AFP via Getty

British employers will have to contribute to the cost of the coronavirus furlough scheme from the start of August, taking on a bigger share of the bur(...)

National Health Service staff at the Mater hospital in Belfast, during a minute’s silence to pay tribute to the staff and key workers who have died during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: PA

Irish and UK business groups have called on Dublin and Belfast to co-ordinate their response to the coronavirus outbreak amid concern that policy dive(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: political tribalism straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook.  Handout photograph: UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

While attending an event for the queen’s birthday in 2018, Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary at the time, was asked about the concerns of busi(...)

A poster near the Border in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

The United Kingdom will “break free from the EU prison” at 11pm on Friday night, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said. However, he war(...)

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)  . Photograph: Johannes Eisele / AFP)

European shares reversed course and edged lower on Wednesday as US president Donald Trump threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from th(...)

Sinn Féin said that ‘Westminster has never acted in Ireland’s interests and never will’.

An attempt by Northern Ireland MPs to change British government legislation so that Northern businesses would have guarantees of unfettered access to (...)

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