Theresa May

Theresa May is the UK's second female prime minister.

She first entered Parliament in 1997 as Conservative MP for Maidenhead and was appointed home secretary in 2010.


Brexit: A risky experiment for science

Can the UK craft new policies to keep its lead in research and development?

UK housing policy is failing the country

At the core of any success is a strong public-private partnership, writes John McTernan

May and Britain’s devolution revolution

The UK prime minister must not resile from devolving power from Whitehall, writes Sebastian Payne

Migrant uncertainty

A tricky policy issue for May’s government

Hammond: sober image, risk-taking past

New UK chancellor’s CV goes from discos and cars to property and consulting

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Big project spending slumps after Brexit vote

PM pressed to use low rates to boost road and rail schemes

Johnson deserves to be in charge in UK

The foreign secretary defies lazy stereotypes with his political record, writes James Cleverly

City to argue for ‘Swiss plus’ UK deal with EU

Universal access to single market impossible, admit grandees

Brexit and a badly designed choice

The more complicated a decision, the less desirable a referendum, writes Richard Thaler

May flexes her muscles over tax avoidance

Extending fines from individuals to scheme promoters makes sense

May bid to steady relations in China visit

Hinkley Point decision to be made close to G20 summit in Hangzhou

Hinkley Point Nuclear power station seen from the coast. The site actually contains two nuclear power stations, Hinkley Point B on the left, an Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor and Hinkley Point A, a twin Magnox reactor. Hinkley Point A has been decommissioned.

UK PM should overhaul energy policy

Biggest indictment of present policy is its failure to deliver the capacity that Britain needs

Only the Conservatives can fix capitalism

Finance industry must restore fairness and honesty without diminishing profit, writes Tom Tugendhat

Alan Rubenstein the CEO of the Pension Protection Fund. Picture by David Parry/FT

UK pension system and lessons from BHS

Giving the watchdog veto powers over M&A is worth considering

May traces a new blueprint for her party

Some change is necessary, but the UK premier should not go too far

CEOs have no need to defend their pay

Bosses’ cushy position contrasts with eking out existence on the living wage

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Theresa May sets a new policy direction

UK prime minister begins ditching parts of Cameron and Osborne agenda

China flexes its muscles over Hinkley Point

UK review of the nuclear project should not derail bilateral relations

A primer for the UK’s industrial strategy

Theresa May has a chance to build a lasting industrial blueprint for the UK, writes Richard Lambert

May is the puritan Britain needs

Insiders look after each other and mediocrities fail upward, or at least sideways

New wave of grammar schools unlikely

Policy on selective education will be early test for prime minister, writes Sebastian Payne

Business pushes back on national living wage

Trade groups seek to lower or scrap ambitious 2020 target

Blue-chip bosses’ salaries rise to £5.5m

FTSE 100 pay increases of a third since 2010 boost crackdown call

Nick Timothy

Nick Timothy – key influence on Theresa May

One friend says it is difficult to know where the overlap starts and stops, writes Henry Mance

Talking about industrial strategy

The argument should be about the best way the state can help drive growth, writes Mariana Mazzucato

Remain donor backs out of honours list

Vitol’s Taylor asks to be removed after cronyism allegations

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May shifts ‘Northern Powerhouse’ focus

Move to widen industrial strategy from Manchester-centric project

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 30/06/2016. London, UK. Nick Timothy Theresa May's campaign manager is seen at her Conservative party leadership bid launch. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are expected to launch seperate campaigns later today.Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

May’s chief of staff offers policy clues

Nick Timothy supports access to EU single market

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Stance on Beijing bad for England’s north

Chinese investment was central to George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse, writes Brian Groom

Hinkley reveals May’s methods

Power station decision tells us how the prime minister operates

O’Neill eyes exit over UK’s China stance

Ex-Goldman star seeks clarity on role after Hinkley Point delay

Hinkley threatens UK-China ‘golden era’

Power station investment was viewed as a flagship project of bilateral co-operation

Give certainty to EU nationals in Britain

Europeans living in the UK before June 23 must have the right to remain permanently

Asset managers thwart governance moves

Attempts resisted to improve standards at listed UK companies

3 November, 2015; GlaxoSmithKline hosted an event focusing on their R&D pipeline. This provided a unique insight into the innovative medicines and vaccines that GSK is developing for the future. Image courtesy GSK website.

UK industrial strategy and science

Britain’s great research universities are the envy of the rest of the world, writes John Kingman

No choice between hard and soft Brexit

Britain should look to leave the EU as swiftly and simply as possible, writes Bernard Jenkin

May dismantles Cameron’s legacy

Hinkley decision is latest in series of bold policy shifts

Hinkley C should signal a strategy shift

UK industrial policy is hard to get right as there are no quick wins, writes Giles Wilkes

May told France about Hinkley Point delay

British PM informed François Hollande twice but message was not passed to EDF

UK-Ireland relations need special care

May recognises that Brexit cannot put a hard-won peace at risk