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Theresa May: “Just about managing” remark seen as patronising. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

If Theresa May and her chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, don’t already regret adopting the phrase “just about managing” to describe househo(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond during a BBC interview on Sunday. He said “over the next couple of years we are going to face some uncertainty over the economy”

Britain’s first budget plan since the Brexit vote will not include a big new spending push because of “eye-wateringly” high public debt levels, but w(...)

Philip Hammond: The chancellor of the exchequer (above with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan) will be under pressure from the prime minister to help squeezed households. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Philip Hammond’s inaugural autumn statement will be punctuated by ballooning government borrowing and slowing economic growth as Britain moves towards(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney giving evidence to the British parliament’s treasury committee in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Mark Carney came out fighting at Westminster yesterday, as he told MPs that central banks were not to blame for the rising tide of inequality that boo(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

In the hours after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there was a hole where political command should have been. David Cameron quit as prime m(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Photograph: PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has pledged to extend his term in office by one year, defying pro-Brexit campaigners demanding his resignation. (...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney who is ready to serve his full eight year term defying pro-Brexit campaigners demanding his resignation, it has been reported. Photograph: PA

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is leaning towards deciding to serve a full eight-year term, despite critics calling for him not to extend his ti(...)

London estate agency Jackson-Stops predicts that homes in the lowest-price bracket “will go the way of the black rhino” in the city this year. Photograph: PA

As inflation leapt to its highest level in almost two years last month, British government statisticians insisted on Tuesday that the rise had little (...)

As it stands the UK intends to introduce its sugar tax of up to 24p sterling per litre in April 2018

Who says there were no winners in Budget 2017? Try telling that to the soft drinks industry which has been popping corks since Tuesday after Minister (...)

Housing completions look set to equal close to 15,000 in 2016,  well below household formation requirements.

This quarter’s report shows Ireland’s housing market grinding tighter. Asking prices are up 7 per cent and the stock of homes listed for sal(...)

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