Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: said the EU should also outline what kind of relationship it wants with Britain after Brexit. ‘It takes two to tango.’ Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Theresa May will meet the leaders of major financial firms on Thursday as Britain steps up its efforts to persuade the European Union to include finan(...)

Brexit tussle: Michel Barnier won this week’s war of words with Boris Johnson. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

If Brexit were a war of words, or bon mots, the European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, would have won this week’s battle with his put-down(...)

 New figures by the CSO show  the domestic economy is continuing to grow strongly as people are spending more. Photograph: Getty Images

Now you see it. Now you don’t. It appears we are not earning as much as a country as we thought we were. When it produced the 2015 figures for economi(...)