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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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....

    5. 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;...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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....

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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