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    1. May 5, 2016

      Child refugees to be funded from overseas aid budget

      Millions of pounds a year are set to be diverted from the overseas aid budget to fund the resettlement of unaccompanied...

    2. April 24, 2016

      Graduates pitch start-up ideas to win a UK entrepreneur visa

      An ability to present clearly and confidently to a panel of senior professors is a requirement of the MSc qualification...

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    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
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    1. April 21, 2016

      Plan to raise asylum case fees by 600%

      The government wants to raise the fees sixfold for immigration and asylum tribunals as it seeks to raise £37m a year....

    2. April 21, 2016

      Tighter money laundering rules planned

      Wealthy people who fall under suspicion of criminal activity will have to explain before any charges how they came by...

    3. March 29, 2016

      Home Office seizes overseas counterterror role

      The Home Office is to take control of the UK’s diplomatic counter-terrorism and liaison work abroad in one of the...

    4. March 23, 2016

      Student deportations refused in English language proficiency case

      Theresa May is facing calls for a parliamentary inquiry into immigration policy after the home secretary lost her...

    5. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      G4S shares drop 10% as writedowns weigh on profits

      Shares in G4S, the world’s biggest security company, have fallen 10 per cent in early trading to 190p after the...

    6. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      G4S warns of further possible losses on UK asylum work

      G4S, the world’s biggest security company, has warned that it could stand to lose a further £57m if the UK government...

    7. March 6, 2016

      G4S set for more losses on asylum seekers

      G4S, the world’s biggest security company, is expected to reveal widening losses on its work housing asylum seekers in...

    8. March 4, 2016

      Treasury balks at plan to charge business £1,000 for foreign staff

      The Treasury is pushing back on a plan to charge British companies £1,000 a year for every skilled worker they hire...

    9. March 2, 2016

      Overseas requests for SFO help in fraud cases increase

      Requests to the UK from overseas for help in fighting financial crime rose 62 per cent last year, highlighting the...

    10. February 17, 2016

      MPs question plans to merge police and fire services

      Home Office plans to merge fire and police services have been questioned by MPs, who demanded evidence that they...

    11. February 16, 2016

      Rising refugee flows test Britain’s housing resources

      For one 32-year-old woman in charge of housing asylum seekers in the north of England, the pressure is excruciating....

    12. February 11, 2016

      Politicians pave way for new digital spying proposals

      Proposals to update the UK’s spying regime for the digital age have received cautious approval from a committee of MPs...

    13. January 25, 2016

      Emergency services to be merged across England

      Police, fire and ambulance services are to be integrated across England under legislation to be introduced by the...

    14. David Allen Green

      January 13, 2016

      Home Office, Saudi Arabia and the need for a 'safe space'

      Last October, I revealed the existence of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UK’s Home Office and its...

    15. January 8, 2016

      UK police pay millions of pounds for telecoms surveillance

      The UK’s police forces pay telecoms groups millions of pounds each year for information such as call records and the...

    16. December 23, 2015

      Outsourcers struggle with asylum contracts

      The government is on the brink of another outsourcing crisis over contracts to house asylum seekers. Serco, G4S, and...

    17. December 20, 2015

      Plan for UK visa clampdown threatens tech companies

      The UK government’s immigration advisers are pushing for a clampdown on visas for skilled workers from outside the EU,...

    18. December 19, 2015

      UK Home Office to take control of  joint fire and police service

      The Home Office is to take over responsibility for firefighters from next year as it integrates the service with the...

    19. December 17, 2015

      Cameron stops short of banning Muslim Brotherhood

      David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has used the final day of the parliamentary year to publish findings of a...

    20. December 14, 2015

      City police chief says officers will stay unarmed

      Police officers will continue to patrol Britain’s financial capital unarmed despite the continued threat of a...

    21. December 10, 2015

      Sharp rise in UK terror-related arrests

      Terrorism-related arrests increased by a third in the year to September, with twice as many women being detained and a...

    22. December 8, 2015

      Theresa May to renew push to reform police

      Theresa May, the UK home secretary, is to renew her offensive on reform of police forces just weeks after winning...

    23. December 8, 2015

      Yes minister, jelly babies keep Sir Humphrey sweet

      From pushy civil servants who had to be disarmed with jelly babies to “dysfunctional” ministerial relationships, the...

    24. December 3, 2015

      UK spending watchdog criticises failure over e-borders programme

      The Home Office has failed to deliver fully on its e-borders programme, despite spending £830m, according to a report...

    25. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Police relieved as Osborne dispels fear of cuts

      George Osborne heeded warnings from members of his own party and surprised the House of Commons with a promise to...

    26. Westminster Blog

      November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015 - Live

      This Live Blog session closed at 17:28 on 25 Nov 2015. UK Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn statement...

    27. November 20, 2015

      UK police warn cuts will hinder response to terrorist attack

      Proposed budget cuts to Britain’s police forces may “reduce very significantly” their ability to cope with a...

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      November 19, 2015

      ‘Weak’ Modern Slavery Act must be enforced to prompt change in working practices

      The creation of a slavery and human trafficking statement is now compulsory for all UK businesses with a turnover of...

    29. November 19, 2015

      Zac Goldsmith expects UK police cuts to be softened

      The government is likely to soften its plans to cut police spending in next week’s Spending Review, the Tory candidate...

    30. November 17, 2015

      Terrorism threat leaves officials gridlocked on spending cuts

      The rising threat from terrorism has left Treasury and Home Office officials gridlocked on how to cut their budgets...

    31. November 17, 2015

      Osborne’s UK cuts package squeezes a further £4bn

      More than half of all government departments have reached agreement with George Osborne on £4bn-worth of spending cuts...

    32. November 16, 2015

      Tory MPs urge May to resist pressure to cut police budgets

      Conservative MPs urged Theresa May, home secretary, to resist pressure from the Treasury to cut police budgets...

    33. November 13, 2015

      UK universities fear financial hit from foreign student curbs

      Government policy towards international students risks damaging the finances of Britain’s universities, according to a...

    34. November 11, 2015

      Special advisers undermine Whitehall, says report

      The role of the civil service in government is being undermined by the growing influence of special advisers, according...

    35. November 6, 2015

      UK government’s missed chance to fix broken surveillance system

      The UK security services have at last begun to put some effort into their PR. With the publication of the draft...

    36. November 4, 2015

      Theresa May unveils overhaul of surveillance measures

      Theresa May on Wednesday proposed a new regime for Britain’s police and spies that requires UK tech companies to keep...

    37. November 3, 2015

      UK police funding overhaul still being ‘refined’

      A proposed overhaul of the police funding formula is still being “refined” ahead of this month’s Spending Review, the...

    38. David Allen Green

      November 2, 2015

      The politics behind the new Investigatory Powers Bill

      This week the Home Office will be launching the new Investigatory Powers Bill. It had previously sought to obtain these...

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