Business leaders arrive for a meeting at 11 Downing Street with chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Tax cuts for banks and lighter regulation of the City of London are essential if the financial services sector is to thrive post-Brexit, top financier(...)

British  prime minster Theresa May and  husband Phillip  casting their vote in  the European elections in her Maidenhead constituency. Photograph:  EPA/Neil Hall

Theresa May’s government has postponed the publication of the withdrawal agreement bill until next month, and failed to set a date for its second read(...)

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey speaks at the trade union’s policy conference in Malahide, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Cancy.

The UK’s “bungled Brexit” has hit all parts of the Irish economy with the North in particular reeling from its effects, the head of the Unite trade un(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with parliamentary candidate Lisa Forbes  campaigning in Peterborough ahead of next week’s local elections.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Labour could back a Brexit deal without the promise of a second referendum if talks with Theresa May’s government make progress this week, one of the (...)

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer and shadow chancellor John McDonnell:  cross-party talks have resumed following the Easter break. Photograph: Andy Rain

Theresa May’s government and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have blamed one another for a lack of progress on talks aimed at finding a common position o(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk embrace after a joint news conference in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union is “prepared for the worst, but hopes for the best”, European Council president Donald Tusk has told a press conference at the conc(...)

US stocks joined a global advance in equities sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stocks rose amid positive signs on US-China trade talks and improved sentiment following the UK’s decision to request a delay on its exit from the Eur(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is seen in the House of Commons, London, on Thursday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs have voted to delay Britain’s departure from the EU by at least three months as talks continue between Theresa May’s government and the DUP in an (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission,   welcomes British prime minister Theresa May in Strasbourg. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

What has just happened and what happens next? Theresa May has reached agreement with the EU on a package to try to reassure MPs about her Brexit deal(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds at Westminster: A whopping two-thirds of Northern voters said they thought DUP MPs were doing a bad job of representing Northern Ireland in London. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

One of the striking things about today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll findings is the degree to which views in Northern Ireland on Brexit and the polit(...)

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