George Osborne's plan to fix the public finances has had a disappointing start to the year as the slowing economic recovery makes the grind of deficit reduction harder.
French authorities have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into the technology group's tax records, an official familiar with the case has confirmed.
North Yorkshire is renowned as one of the most idyllic parts of England, with countryside that evokes scenes from Brideshead Revisited.
Shareholders in Royal Dutch Shell have voted overwhelmingly in favour of chief executive Ben van Beurden's �4.3 million pay packet at the oil giant's annual general meeting.
The East of England recorded 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in 2015, which is an increase of 40% on 2014 when the region attracted 15 projects.