President of the European Comission Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson shake hands during a press conference on the Brexit deal in Brussels on October 17th. Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

The proposed Brexit deal could result in a major increase in cross-Border smuggling and technology will be powerless to prevent it from happening, a s(...)

Angela McGowan, the CBI’s regional director for Northern Ireland: “The type of Brexit that Brexiteers are pursuing has never been adequately defined.” Photograph: Pacemaker

“Pandora’s Box has been opened and people want something,” says Angela McGowan, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for No(...)

Angela McGowan: “If the DUP go into the talks and they focus very much on economic asks...then I don’t see how that could be bad for Northern Ireland”

Angela McGowan admits that Brexit has cost her a few nights’ sleep. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for Northern Irela(...)

President-elect Donald Trump has killed Trans Pacific Partnership but may have to accept a 20 per cent rate of corporate tax. Photograph: Scott Morgan/Reuters

The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, last week reaffirmed a reduced UK corporation tax rate of 17 per cent by 2020. The tax policies of bo(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Ireland may be cushioned from the worst of Brexit as UK prime minister Theresa May said on Monday she intends to avoid a “cliff edge” for British busi(...)