Northern Ireland’s economy to fall behind the rest of the UK as employment rate...

Northern Ireland’s economy is expected to grow less than all other regions in the UK next year due to a combination of slowing consumer spending and weak employment prospects. The...

Jeremy Corbyn blames Government’s ‘slash and burn’ approach for Tory-run council collapse

Jeremy Corbyn has blamed the Government's "slash and burn" approach to public services for the financial collapse of a Conservative-run council. The Labour leader pressed Theresa May over whether Northamptonshire County Council's slide towards effective...

Five things to look out for as US interest rates rise this week

This will be a week where interest rates and currencies will climb to the front, though politics retains the capacity to surprise us all. For a start there will be...

Climate change: Can the environment be saved by today’s emerging political forces?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first major report 28 years ago. This watershed document described the ominous implications of escalating emissions and the scale of...

Jeff Sessions tells federal prosecutors how they can use the death penalty against drug...

Donald Trump’s Justice Department has outlined how federal prosecutors can apply the death penalty to certain drug-related crimes, even as public health...

UK economy in grip of most feeble recovery on modern record, says IFS

The UK has been living through the most feeble and protracted economic recovery in modern British history, leaving people on course to be almost £9,000 worse off on average...