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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

Special Reports

  1. Executive Diversity

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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....

  38. October 22, 2013

    Gay or straight, talented people will shine if they can be themselves

    Enormous changes have taken place in the workplace over recent decades, but there are still many lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

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