For hundreds of years the UK has reached out to markets in every corner of the globe, strengthening our economy as well as the economies of our partners and allies. While other priorities have changed, our commitment to free trade has remained...
In three weeks it will be 50 years since Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech warning about the perils of immigration. His prophecy proved wrong. Immigration has increased since 1968, but we are a much more tolerant country than Powell...
US economic growth slowed less than previously estimated in the fourth quarter as the biggest gain in consumer spending in three years partially offset the drag from a jump in imports. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.9 per cent annual rate...
UK consumers became slightly more confident this month than they were in February, cheered by the prospect of wages inching higher, inflation easing slightly and progress being made on Brexit negotiations, a survey shows. The GfK UK consumer confidence index rose to a...
Invasive plants and animals caused £2bn of damage to the UK economy last year and the problem may worsen after Brexit, conservation groups have claimed. The government must do more to address the cost of damage from species like grey squirrels and the fast-growing...