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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. October 28, 2015

      Duty comes into force for boards to scrutinise supply chains

      Boards will have to increase scrutiny of supply chains as rules come into effect on Thursday compelling larger...

    26. October 19, 2015

      New measures to stop UK teens joining Isis

      Parents will be able to ask to have their children’s passports removed if they believe their sons or daughters want to...

    27. October 15, 2015

      Finance sector exposed to ‘high risk’ of money-laundering

      Billions of pounds of corrupt cash are flowing through the UK’s financial sector, according to an official report that...

    28. October 13, 2015

      Gangmasters agency to gain extra powers covering the whole economy

      The government plans to vastly expand the brief of an agency that tackles employment abuse in the food sector to cover...

    29. October 12, 2015

      NCA warns on company abuse of money-laundering checks

      Some city institutions are abusing the system for reporting suspicious financial transactions so they can offload due...

    30. David Allen Green

      October 12, 2015

      Hidden agreements on justice and policing: UK's appeasement of Saudi Arabia

      The UK Government will back away from a controversial £5.9m prisons deal with Saudi Arabia, which had reportedly...

    31. October 11, 2015

      Rogue trader Kweku Adoboli fights deportation to Ghana

      Kweku Adoboli, the UBS rogue trader, is fighting to stay in the UK after an immigration tribunal ruled that he should...

    32. September 16, 2015

      May seeks backing for surveillance laws

      Britain’s largest internet providers and US technology groups are being called into the Home Office as ministers seek...

    33. September 11, 2015

      Boris Johnson battles fall in Indian students at UK universities

      Boris Johnson is attempting to reverse the sharp decline in the number of Indian students enrolling at British...

    34. September 3, 2015

      Q&A: How UK is handling migrant numbers

      How many migrants has the UK taken in from conflict-ridden states? In March 2014, the Home Office announced it was...

    35. September 1, 2015

      Yvette Cooper urges ‘immoral’ UK to take 10,000 refugees

      Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has said the UK should take in 10,000 refugees from the Middle East and...

    36. September 1, 2015

      Councils warn of £10bn cost pressure on top of budget cuts

      Local authorities have warned that they face nearly £10bn of extra cost pressures in the coming years, mostly as a...

    37. August 31, 2015

      France to build refugee camp in Calais

      France is to build a permanent refugee camp in Calais 13 years after closing a similar centre in the nearby town of...

    38. August 27, 2015

      Business brands UK migration target ‘bizarre and unachievable’

      Business leaders have called on the Home Office to undertake a full assessment of what the government’s “bizarre and...

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