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The Bank of England decided not to pump fresh money into its stagnant economy yesterday, despite a new remit (...)

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne tours a housing development in Marehay, central England today. Photorgraph: Darren Staples/Reuters

British chancellor George Osborne has linked the case of child killer Mick Philpott to the need for reform of the benefits system, ques(...)

Only a handful of economists  expect the Bank of England to decide this month to add to the £375 billion of government bonds it bought between March 2009 and October 2012.

The Bank of England is unlikely to follow its Japanese counterpart today and pump fresh money into a stagnant economy, despite a new remit that(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: “We are doing this because it is simply the right thing to do.” Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

The British government is to extend compensation payments to Irish Equitable Life policyholders who took out pensions prior to(...)

Not for turning
  • Europe
  • March 22, 2013, 06:00

‘The lady’s not for turning” was Margaret Thatcher’s defiant response as prime minister in 1980 to critics pressing her to change her policy of(...)

Chancellor George Osbourne delivers his budget to the House of Commons in Westminster.

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has moved to abolish stamp duty on asset managers that had encouraged many of them to transf(...)

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters.

British chancellor George Osborne today slashed the official growth forecast in half as he admitted economic recovery was taking “longer than a(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne seen on TV screens at a John Lewis store in the West Midland during the budget speech. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

In a budget a couple of years ago, UK chancellor George Osborne spoke about “the march of the makers” that would lead Britain back to prosperit(...)

People wait to use the ATM machines outside a Laiki Bank branch in the Cypriot capital  Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Petros Karadjias

The Cypriot parliament will hold an emergency debate this afternoon on the terms of Cyprus ’s bailout deal amid mountin(...)

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