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    1. February 21, 2015

      UK to get new rules on police press surveillance

      New instructions are to be issued to police requiring them to seek authorisation from a judge before they can gain access to...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Britons question value of proposed ‘British’ visa test

      What are British values? And does anybody have them? A debate on what it means to be British gained fresh force after...

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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. February 20, 2015

      Theresa May plans ‘British values’ test for visitor visas

      Overseas visitors seeking to work, study or attend business meetings in the UK would have to demonstrate they respected...

    2. February 18, 2015

      May wins right to challenge Raytheon compensation

      Theresa May has won a first legal challenge against paying £224m compensation for a cancelled contract to US defence company...

    3. February 4, 2015

      Review calls for more protection for journalists’ sources

      Police must seek judicial permission to access journalists’ phone and email records to identify reporters’ sources, the...

    4. January 22, 2015

      Leon Brittan, Conservative minister, 1939-2015

      Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, who has died aged 75 after a long battle with cancer, was a loyal Thatcherite, serving as home...

    5. January 22, 2015

      Fall in crime levels masks rise in fraud

      Crime has fallen by 11 per cent over the past year to a record low, according to the Office for National Statistics, but...

    6. January 16, 2015

      London’s biggest business rates bills revealed

      The Home Office has been revealed to have the highest business rates bill in London, paying more than £12.5m a year on its...

    7. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Thatcher questioned BBC licence fee

      Margaret Thatcher demanded 30 years ago to know why anyone should pay the BBC licence fee, whether or not they watched...

    8. December 21, 2014

      Rich Russians head for UK in record numbers

      Rich Russians are gaining entry to the UK in record numbers amid a worsening economic outlook in their home country. The...

    9. December 12, 2014

      UK banks face fines for illegal migrant accounts

      Banks and building societies that open current accounts for known illegal immigrants will face fines or even ­criminal...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Emergency call transfer to 4G raises concern in UK

      The UK is pushing ahead with an experiment to move emergency service communications on to mobile phone networks in 2016 even...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Tougher US-style probation clamp called for in UK

      Criminals who break the terms of their probation while serving community orders could be sent to jail for up to a week under...

    12. December 5, 2014

      The fight to save Paddington from deportation

      He is short, cuddly and every immigration lawyer’s favourite film star — not quite a person but a cinematic emblem of the...

    13. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The cuts to come

      In the excitement of the 650 people shouting about probably inaccurate economic forecasts that passes for a major state...

    14. November 27, 2014

      British crime novelist PD James dies aged 94

      Phyllis Dorothy James, the acclaimed British detective novelist, has died peacefully aged 94 at her home in Oxford, her...

    15. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no ifs, no...

    16. November 24, 2014

      Focus shifts to visa exit checks

      After admitting the UK is unlikely to hit its targets on reducing immigration, the government is trying to salvage some...

    17. November 24, 2014

      Internet data rules expected to cost taxpayer tens of millions

      Taxpayers are expected to have to foot a bill totalling tens of millions of pounds to enact Theresa May’s proposals to...

    18. November 24, 2014

      UK measures to tackle illegal immigration increase anxiety

      High-profile UK initiatives to control illegal immigration are heightening tensions on both sides of the debate, according...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Is UK destroying immigration advantage?

      Brynne Herbert When I moved to the UK from the US five years ago, one of the first things I noticed was that the two main...

    20. November 17, 2014

      UK anti-slavery watchdog tells business to clean up supply chains

      Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner is threatening to expose companies that fail to take steps to eradicate forced...

    21. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Non-protected departments in line of fire

      Britain and the cuts: departments at risk A stark message greeted the coalition government when it took charge in 2010....

    22. November 4, 2014

      Norman Baker’s exit signals rising UK coalition government tension

      When Norman Baker was deployed to the Home Office last year, he was under no illusion about how tough the brief would be;...

    23. November 3, 2014

      Lib Dem minister Norman Baker quits Home Office post

      The Liberal Democrat minister Norman Baker has resigned his post at the Home Office, complaining that collaboration from his...

    24. October 31, 2014

      Brussels bill not out of control, says UK Treasury

      Britain’s contributions to the EU were not much higher last year than had been expected, the government insisted on Friday,...

    25. October 30, 2014

      Coalition row erupts over drug laws study

      The “toughness” of a country’s drug possession laws has no impact on levels of substance misuse, a Home Office report has...

    26. October 26, 2014

      Theresa May aims to win over Tory rebels on EU policing measures

      Theresa May is trying to force through plans to “opt in” to EU police and justice measures, including the European arrest...

    27. October 16, 2014

      Foreigners will pay more for fast-track visas

      Wealthy overseas investors seeking a quick route to permanent residence in Britain will have to pay more for their visas...

    28. October 16, 2014

      WPP takes UK government to court over contract

      A unit of WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, has taken legal action to stop the UK government moving business worth...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Vince Cable unveils scholarships for students from India

      Indian students will be offered scholarships to attend British universities, under efforts by Vince Cable to counter “ugly...

    30. October 9, 2014

      UK terror policing plans put on hold

      Plans by Theresa May to strip Scotland Yard of its national counter-terrorism policing responsibilities have been put on...

    31. October 7, 2014

      Oxford vice-chancellor hits out at UK immigration rules

      Oxford university’s vice-chancellor, Andrew Hamilton, has attacked British immigration policy, saying politicians’ efforts...

    32. October 2, 2014

      Coalition relations at ‘new low’, says Nick Clegg

      Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, said relations in the coalition have reached a “new low” after the home secretary...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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