Traffic crossing the Border near Derry. Brexit provisions  afford the North the unique advantage of being simultaneously in the UK and in EU’s single market when it comes to trade in goods.  Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit, the controversies around the Northern Ireland Protocol and the possibility of Scottish independence and the eventual break-up of the UK have (...)

Northern Ireland  has fallen further behind the rest of the UK since the 1998 peace accord, which many believed would bring an economic dividend.  Photograph Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The level of subvention Northern Ireland receives from the UK exchequer has become, like so many things in the North, politicised. It is regularly – a(...)

British inflation is forecast to rise sharply in the coming months, in part due to an increase higher global oil prices. Photograph: iStock

British consumer price inflation rose to 0.7 per cent in March from 0.4 per cent in February, reflecting higher fuel and clothing prices, official fig(...)

A shopper inside a  London store after non-essential retailers reopened on Monday after almost 100 days of lockdown.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Britain’s economy grew by 0.4 per cent in February from January as companies got ready for the lifting of a third coronavirus lockdown, official data (...)

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Reckitt Benckiser Group’s UK gender-pay gap moved broadly in favour of women last year, according to a new equality report by the consumer-goods giant(...)

In 2020, gross domestic product fell by 9.8 per cent from 2019, only slightly less sharp than an initial estimate of a 9.9 per cent slump. Photograph: Andy Ryan/EPA

Britain’s coronavirus-hammered economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the final three months of last year but still shrank by the most i(...)

The UK’s rate of inflation unexpectedly eased last month amid falls in the prices of clothes, second-hand cars and toys, according to new official dat(...)

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Britain’s jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 5.0 per cent in the three months to January, when the country entered a new Covid lockdown, official figur(...)

British finance minister  Rishi Sunak   on March 3rd announced a budget plan which included £65 billion in further stimulus for the economy. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s record-breaking borrowing to pay for the coronavirus crisis is likely to be a little lower than forecast, after data published on Friday sho(...)

The British government this week announced a further postponement on checks for goods entering Britain from the EU, although the EU has been checking goods moving in the other direction since the beginning of January. Photograph: Bloomberg

The British government has played down a 40 per cent slump in exports to the European Union in January, the first month’s figures since Britain left t(...)

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