Prime Minister Boris Johnson has begun easing lockdown measures in the UK. Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British manufacturers’ expectations of an economic rebound rose to their highest in 48 years this month as the country began to recover from the slump(...)

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over(...)

A truck driver checks in with security at the Port of Larne. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Bloomberg

British businesses are asking some customers in Northern Ireland and the Republic to foot the bill for extra paperwork and other post-Brexit costs, co(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, who is self-isolating, speaks remotely to the UK parliament. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

 Britain is set to reject the European Union’s proposal to maintain the status quo on fisheries for 12 months after a no-deal Brexit, Downing Str(...)

The Harland and Wolff cranes in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where businesses guardedly welcomed the agreement on how the withdrawal agreement will be implemented. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was a guardedly positive business response in Northern Ireland to the agreement between the British government and the European Union on how the(...)

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(...)

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