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  1. September 30, 2014

    May says future Tory government will boost web snooping powers

    Theresa May has promised that a future Conservative government will push through internet snooping powers, in a speech which...

  2. September 30, 2014

    UK security services face rise of extremist content online

    UK counter-terrorism officials have removed more extremist content from the web this year than in the past four years...

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  1. September 30, 2014

    Extremist groups face TV and social media ban in UK

    Extremist preachers and far right groups will be banned from using television and social media to spread their ideology...

  2. September 26, 2014

    UK passport office to be abolished

    The passport office is to be brought into the Home Office and made directly accountable to ministers, after a chaotic summer...

  3. September 25, 2014

    FBI claims to have identified Isis militant Jihadi John

    US authorities have identified the militant known as Jihadi John responsible for the beheading of American journalists James...

  4. September 23, 2014

    Property law: landlords’ duties on immigration status of tenants

    1. Minimum energy efficiency standards for rental property I’m about to exchange contracts on a property I plan to let out....

  5. September 16, 2014

    MPs call for passport fee refunds

    People who paid for a fast-track service to avoid delays in processing their UK passports this summer should receive refunds...

  6. September 12, 2014

    Theresa May to relax UK transit visa regime

    Theresa May is to relax the UK’s transit visa regime to encourage more air passengers – particularly from China – to travel...

  7. September 5, 2014

    UK Passport Office staff paid bonuses despite backlog

    Staff at the UK’s Passport Office were paid a total of £674,000 in bonuses by the Home Office in July despite long delays in...

  8. September 3, 2014

    May polishes pitch for Tory leadership with vision on welfare

    Theresa May will on Wednesday issue a reminder that she is still among the frontrunners to be the next leader of the...

  9. September 2, 2014

    Scotland Yard building put up for sale at £250m

    New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, will be put up for sale on Tuesday at a guide price of...

  10. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  11. August 21, 2014

    Britain’s problem with jihadism

    The videotaped killing of James Foley, an American journalist, at the hands of a British Islamist militant offers a chilling...

  12. August 19, 2014

    The glitches in government IT contracts

    The £224m compensation awarded to US defence contractor Raytheon this week has underscored continuing concerns over the...

  13. August 19, 2014

    Whitehall farce on digital display

    The history of the British civil service and outsourcing contracts is an unhappy one. Neither ministers nor the private...

  14. August 19, 2014

    Raytheon’s timeline of problems with UK border control

    2003: UK prime minister Tony Blair launches the eBorders programme, promising that the database of foreign travellers...

  15. August 18, 2014

    UK ordered to pay Raytheon £224m over eBorders contract

    The UK government has been ordered to pay £224m to US defence contractor Raytheon for unlawfully terminating a £750m...

  16. July 31, 2014

    Rise in UK jail deaths blamed on budget cuts

    The number of prisoners who die in custody has jumped by almost a quarter to reach its highest level for nearly a decade,...

  17. July 31, 2014

    UK sees surge in wealthy Russians with fast-track entries

    The number of wealthy Russians granted elite “investor visas”, which speed settlement in Britain, more than doubled in the...

  18. July 25, 2014

    Theresa May: Britain’s Angela Merkel?

    It was billed as “the march of the women” but David Cameron decided well before this month’s ministerial reshuffle that one...

  19. July 18, 2014

    Is Britain closing its doors to talent?

    “Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool” was the front page headline on the FT. Referring to a study...

  20. July 17, 2014

    More than half of crimes in England and Wales remain unsolved

    More than half of all crimes in England and Wales are left unsolved by police, according to the first Home Office analysis...

  21. July 14, 2014

    Butler-Sloss stands down after hasty appointment to abuse probe

    Lady Butler-Sloss, a retired judge appointed to probe allegations of child sex abuse by Westminster figures in the 1980s,...

  22. July 13, 2014

    Home Office defends Butler Sloss – again

    The Home Office has again defended its decision to appoint Lady Butler-Sloss, a retired judge, to investigate allegations of...

  23. July 10, 2014

    Telecoms industry welcomes data proposals

    Mobile phone networks and internet service providers have been warning the government for weeks that they were unsure about...

  24. July 10, 2014

    UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

    David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

  25. July 9, 2014

    Sacking Sir Humphrey is not the answer

    What is the purpose of the British civil service? Should it exist simply to implement the will of elected politicians – a...

  26. July 7, 2014

    Tide of anxiety drives reports into high-level UK child sex abuse

    An independent inquiry will examine whether British institutions including political parties, hospitals, the BBC and the...

  27. July 7, 2014

    Q&A: Westminster child sex abuse claims

    Theresa May, the home secretary, is expected to announce later on Monday a wide-ranging inquiry into how her department...

  28. July 7, 2014

    Charity chief to lead child abuse inquiry

    The head of the NSPCC children’s charity is to review the UK government’s handling of child abuse allegations, the home...

  29. July 6, 2014

    Home Office civil servant called to explain child abuse files loss

    The most senior official at the Home Office has been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain how his department lost 114...

  30. July 4, 2014

    David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

    David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

  31. July 3, 2014

    Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool

    UK risks missing out on brightest minds in global talent hunt Government curbs on highly skilled migrants have shrunk the...

  32. July 3, 2014

    Study backs up business fears over UK migrant clamp

    Six months into his premiership, David Cameron set out his vision for tougher border controls, arguing that it was...

  33. June 24, 2014

    Language test abuses by overseas students spur criminal inquiry

    Nearly 50,000 overseas students in the UK have obtained English language certificates fraudulently in order to extend their...

  34. June 17, 2014

    UK passport backlog hits half a million

    The backlog of UK passport applications waiting to be processed has reached nearly half a million, having risen by 200,000...

  35. June 16, 2014

    UK moves to streamline tourist visas for Chinese

    Under pressure from Beijing to simplify its visa system, Britain has announced that Chinese tourists will be able to use the...

  36. June 12, 2014

    May ignored passport office warnings, says Labour party

    Theresa May was warned in a report a year ago that the closure of overseas passport offices would lead to 350,000 extra...

  37. June 12, 2014

    ‘Urgent’ passports to be fast-tracked for free

    Britons who need to travel abroad “urgently” will have their passport applications fast-tracked free of charge, under...

  38. June 11, 2014

    London purchase of water cannon causes Tory tensions

    Boris Johnson’s decision to buy water cannon to tackle rioters in London has fuelled tensions among Conservatives, with the...

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