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    1. August 28, 2014

      Privately educated dominate UK’s top jobs

      Britain is “a deeply elitist country”, says the head of a government-appointed commission that has found the top jobs are...

    2. August 8, 2014

      Cameron reveals businesswomen among new Tory peerages

      David Cameron has appointed a series of leading businesswomen to the House of Lords with peerages going to Karren Brady,...

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    1. July 19, 2014

      Lucy Neville-Rolfe appointed UK intellectual property minister

      Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, the former Tesco executive, has quit a series of directorships, including the board of ITV, to...

    2. July 18, 2014

      Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

      Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die” legislation...

    3. July 15, 2014

      UK aims for top EU economy portfolio

      David Cameron will on Wednesday attempt to seize control of one of Europe’s top economic portfolios after his most sweeping...

    4. July 15, 2014

      Lord Hill headed for Brussels

      Jonathan Hill, a former political adviser and lobbyist, has been nominated by David Cameron to be Britain’s next European...

    5. July 12, 2014

      Former Archbishop drops opposition to assisted dying

      The controversial campaign to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people has gained a surprising and influential new...

    6. July 4, 2014

      Lords to grill accountancy watchdog on ‘going concern’ rules

      The UK accountancy regulator is to be grilled by the House of Lords later this month on its controversial proposals on going...

    7. July 3, 2014

      Parliament to probe role of lord chancellor

      The 900-year-old role of Britain’s lord chancellor, who officially ensures the independence of the courts, will come under...

    8. June 23, 2014

      Top UK judge warns on rise in poor quality legislation

      The president of the UK’s highest court has expressed concern about the “ever increasing quantity and often poor quality of...

    9. June 17, 2014

      Archbishop of Canterbury warns banks are still ‘too big to fail’

      The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the impetus for reforming the banking system is fading, even though taxpayers...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2014

      Queen Elizabeth attends state opening of parliament

      Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the state opening of parliament. She will...

    11. June 3, 2014

      Labour kicks off campaign against Scottish independence

      Labour has kicked off its formal campaign against Scottish independence with a call from Gordon Brown, former UK prime...

    12. June 1, 2014

      Tories set to devolve greater tax powers to Scotland

      The Conservatives will on Monday offer Scotland control of income tax in a rethink of decades of party policy that it hopes...

    13. June 1, 2014

      Saatchi to introduce bill on cancer experiments in Lords

      Doctors would have more freedom to use experimental treatments on patients suffering from cancer and other diseases under...

    14. May 28, 2014

      Nick Clegg survives coup plot as chief critic quits party

      Nick Clegg appears to have survived an abortive coup attempt to oust him as leader of the Liberal Democrats after the...

    15. May 22, 2014

      Lord Gold – ‘glorified amateur management consultant’ – displays Midas touch

      There is no getting away from it: Lord Gold’s drawing room is gold. Not in a vulgar, garden-variety billionaire way, but in...

    16. April 7, 2014

      Lords report criticises NHS tax avoiders

      Top civil servants in the health service continue to be employed “off-payroll” despite a crackdown on the use of personal...

    17. March 14, 2014

      Benn’s programme for Labour

      Tony Benn was at the height of his political career when he addressed the Labour Party conference in September 1980, the...

    18. February 24, 2014

      UK pension providers set to be forced to disclose costs

      Pension companies will be forced to reveal an array of charges that are currently not disclosed, under reforms announced on...

    19. Brussels Blog

      February 17, 2014

      How unexpected was Barroso's Scotland declaration?

      Barroso, right, meets with UK prime minister David Cameron at Downing Street last year. José Manuel Barroso, the president...

    20. February 9, 2014

      Law Commission report likely to endorse prenuptial agreements

      One of the biggest shake-ups in divorce law for 40 years will be heralded this month when the Law Commission publishes...

    21. January 21, 2014

      UK pensions minister Steve Webb stands firm on charges cap

      The government has said it remains committed to ensuring workplace pension savers get value for money after reports that it...

    22. January 20, 2014

      Lord Rennard faces expulsion from Liberal Democrats

      The Liberal Democrats have suspended their former chief executive Lord Rennard after he refused to apologise for actions...

    23. Westminster Blog

      January 20, 2014

      In full: the Rennard statement

      It is impossible to describe how enormously distressed I am by this situation and I am certainly too ill to attend the House...

    24. January 19, 2014

      Lib Dems suspend Lord Rennard

      Lord Rennard was suspended from the Liberal Democrats on Monday afternoon after days of infighting over the fate of the peer...

    25. January 14, 2014

      European court backs UK in Saudi torture case

      Four British men who allege that they were beaten, drugged – and in one case raped – cannot sue Saudi Arabia or its...

    26. January 13, 2014

      Lobbyists to reveal political meetings

      Meetings between lobbying firms and ministers’ special advisers will have to be disclosed after a Lib Dem uprising in the...

    27. January 13, 2014

      Lord Mandelson adds BP to Global Counsel’s elite client list

      Lord Mandelson’s advisory group has added oil company BP to its roster of clients that has featured companies from across a...

    28. beyondbrics

      January 11, 2014

      The Weekender, January 11

      The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

    29. January 9, 2014

      UK peers threaten EU referendum bill

      David Cameron’s bid to neuter the threat of the UK Independence Party is at risk, with members of the House of Lords lining...

    30. The World

      January 8, 2014

      Smart Reads January 8, 2014

      ♦ Borzou Daragahi on how the excesses of the extremist group Isis – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – have sparked...

    31. January 2, 2014

      Conservatives’ EU referendum bill could stall in House of Lords

      The UK prime minister faces another turbulent year on Europe, amid warnings a Tory party bill paving the way for an in-out...

    32. December 16, 2013

      Scots independence threat to UK influence, says Sir John Major

      Britain could lose its permanent seat on the UN Security Council if Scotland votes to become independent next year, Sir John...

    33. November 26, 2013

      Behaviour of senior bankers may come under closer scrutiny

      The behaviour of senior bankers could come under much closer scrutiny, after the House of Lords voted to create a...

    34. November 25, 2013

      Pressure builds for tougher UK bank reform

      George Osborne will on Tuesday face fresh demands to toughen up “inadequate” new banking regulation as public pressure...

    35. November 19, 2013

      Osborne urged to tighten banking reform bill

      George Osborne, chancellor, has been urged to toughen up the Banking Reform bill – currently in the House of Lords – to...

    36. November 13, 2013

      Empower regions by moving British Museum to North, says adviser

      Cultural attractions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House should be relocated to northern cities as part of...

    37. November 4, 2013

      Lords impose tighter deadline on end of old coal-fired power

      Energy companies will be forced to wind down coal-fired power stations more rapidly after a rare pincer movement in the...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2013

      Guest post: to understand Chinese business, we must understand the business people of China

      By Jonathan Geldart of Grant Thornton “People misunderstand China. Usually they have an opinion on one extreme or the other....

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