Mr Balls

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Five more years: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron waves as he arrives with his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street this morning. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

And the winner is: David Cameron will return to Number 10, Downing Street as British Prime Minister after a stunning victory for the Conservatives. P(...)

The headquarters of HSBC  in Canary Wharf, London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The British government is close to a deal with the French authorities that will allow it to use previously leaked Swiss bank files to prosecute banke(...)

HSBC maintained, in full page adverts taken out in papers at the weekend,  that its Swiss banking operations had been “completely overhauled”. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Have you ever asked your window cleaner for a receipt? Me neither. Nor, it appears, has the shadow chancellor Ed Balls, at least not in the past 17 ye(...)

UK shadow chancellor Ed Balls: “Why, in the five years since this government was first given information about how HSBC helped people evade tax, has there only been one prosecution out of 1,100 individuals identified?”

Oxfam Ireland is urging European leaders to make tax more transparent after the revelation that the HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers(...)

Revelations that HSBC helped clients avoid taxes through its Swiss private-banking unit were seized on by both major parties in Britain’s election campaign in an effort to seek advantage. Photo: Reuters

Revelations that HSBC helped clients avoid taxes through its Swiss private-banking unit were seized on by both major parties in Britain’s election cam(...)

Labour’s shadow chancellor Ed Balls: “Getting points on my licence will be a blow but that’s the way it works.” Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls faces a large fine and 10 points on his driving licence after he crashed into a car and drove off without notifying (...)

British Labour Party shadow chancellor Ed Ball: “David Cameron has gone from not wanting to talk about the cost-of-living crisis to effectively telling people they’ve never had it so good.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour will end borrowing billions to pay for the day-to-day cost of running Britain if returned to power in 2015, a leading party figure is to ple(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander leave for the House of Commons ahead of the dilivery of the annual autumn financial statement.

George Osborne has forecast that Britain will run a budget surplus by 2018 for the first time since the millennium as he declared in his autumn statem(...)

Paul Flowers left the Co-op in June after three years as chairman when the bank brought in new management to oversee a restructuring and deal with a €1.5 billion capital shortfall. Photograph: PA

British police have searched the home of former Co-operative bank chairman Paul Flowers after a national newspaper published a video apparently showin(...)

Incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney may not have the immediate tools at hand to provide a monetary stimulus even if he wants to. Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Mark Carney’s arrival at the Bank of England this morning is as much of an event at Westminster as it is two miles away in the City; few appointments (...)