KPMG gains legal services licence

Firm can now operate on a multidisciplinary practice basis

Ireland under pressure over low tax rates

Country at centre of controversy over corporate tax avoidance

ECB pushed to take ‘junk’ loan bundles

Relaxation of rules likely to face German opposition

French find égalité of opportunity in UK

British companies are happy to channel Gallic talent into boardrooms

Newly merged law firms wield brand power

Norton Rose Fulbright ousts ‘magic circle’ rivals in survey

Bonus clawbacks will burnish City prestige

Test of campaign will come when banks try to recover incentives

Prime Minister, David Cameron, listens to the "Our United Kingdom" debate at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Prime Minister dragged back to the Major years

Second defection and resignation hamper start of Tory conference

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to the party conference in Manchester on Tuesday
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Britons deserve candour from their leaders

Politicians prefer not to talk about a deficit that remains huge

Ashcroft warns Conservatives of defeat

Former treasurer warns party to change its election campaign

Farage in U-turn on luxury tax

Plan to raise VAT on some expensive items lasts 48 hours

Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

Blow compounded by resignation of Cabinet Office minister

Farage reaches out to the ‘squeezed middle

Ukip leader pledges to lift income tax threshold

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Ukip pledges to scrap inheritance tax

Party advocates cut in rates for middle England

De La Rue shares tumble on profit warning

Banknote printer suffers from pricing pressures amid competition

Shanks tumbles after profit warning

Waste group hit by Dutch construction downturn

Japan inflation slips to 10-month low

Muted data will fuel expectations of fresh monetary stimulus

City Insider: Tesco taps Freshfields

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EY revenues rise on back of advisory work

Euro weakness strengthens policy makers

Dollar touches highs last seen in July 2010 as Fed bond buying nears end

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