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    1. February 27, 2015

      Ed Miliband’s misplaced move on tuition fees

      Ed Miliband is seldom accused of being impulsive. Those favourable to Labour’s leader see his long pauses as proof that...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Labour to raid pension tax relief to pay for student fees cut

      Ed Miliband has set out his plan to cut university tuition fees by a third to £6,000 by reducing tax relief on pensions, but...

    1. February 27, 2015

      Labour edges ahead in election outcome predictor

      A poor week for some of the general election’s protagonists has done little to change the likely result, according to the...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Fight or flight will be the UK’s choice on defence

      Britain is heading for a general election whose outcome is unpredictable. What is not in doubt, however, is that whichever...

    3. February 26, 2015

      Tories set to benefit from voter registration change

      An electoral rule change has led to a big fall in registered voters and is likely to benefit the Conservatives, according to...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Labour to include allowances in bank bonus tax

      Labour will announce plans on Wednesday to extend the reach of its bank bonus tax, amid anxiety in Downing Street that pay...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Labour plan business training for heads

      A Labour government would ask leading businesses to coach school headteachers in the management skills required to manage...

    6. February 22, 2015

      Former foreign secretaries caught in undercover sting over payments

      Two former foreign secretaries, Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, have been caught in an undercover sting offering to help...

    7. February 22, 2015

      Ministers set aside £2bn to write off student loans this year

      Ministers have set aside £2bn to cover potential write-downs in the value of existing student loans in this financial year...

    8. February 22, 2015

      Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam seat under threat from Labour

      The most memorable moment of the 1997 general election for many Britons was when Michael Portillo, once a Conservative...

    9. February 20, 2015

      Lord Mandelson warns Labour on university fees

      Lord Mandelson has warned the Labour party not to undermine UK university funding by promising an unfunded cut in tuition...

    10. February 19, 2015

      General election will decide future of the British state

      The general election on May 7 2015 is an important moment in British history. Great doubt exists over the configuration of...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Labour and Tories forecast to be heading for UK general election tie

      Labour and the Conservatives are heading for exactly the same number of seats in the general election, according to the...

    12. February 19, 2015

      UK Labour donor John Mills calls for EU referendum

      One of Labour’s biggest donors has warned the party it risks losing the general election if it does not offer a referendum...

    13. February 18, 2015

      Shadow transport secretary pledges Labour will bin rail franchising system

      Labour’s transport spokesman has promised to rip up Britain’s rail franchising model and ensure publicly run operators take...

    14. February 18, 2015

      Neil Kinnock dismisses mansion tax as the cost of ‘lunch’

      Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader, has dismissed fears about the party’s proposed mansion tax, saying that the monthly...

    15. February 18, 2015

      Senior Labour figure Harriet Yeo backs Ukip

      The former head of Labour’s governing body has left the party to support the UK Independence party at the next election, she...

    16. February 17, 2015

      Labour pamphlet from 1950 shows modern day election parallels

      Printed in bold lettering in short, punchy sentences, the pocket-sized pamphlet urges Labour activists to fight the election...

    17. February 17, 2015

      Parties make it personal with tailored messages in election battle

      Ever wondered how many people in the UK share your name? A new tool on the Labour party’s website will tell you the answer...

    18. February 16, 2015

      Labour policy chief angers outsourcing groups

      Business figures have attacked Labour over a suggestion from the party’s policy chief that companies running some of the...

    19. February 16, 2015

      Miliband’s tribal loyalties blind him to vested interests

      While Tony Blair was at university, he befriended an Indian postgraduate called Anmol Vellani. Britain’s future prime...

    20. February 16, 2015

      Labour promises guaranteed apprenticeships

      A Labour government would guarantee an apprenticeship for every school leaver in England with high enough grades and order...

    21. February 15, 2015

      Miliband plans boost for small businesses

      Ed Miliband will on Monday commit his party to helping Britain’s small businesses as he outlines an industrial strategy...

    22. February 15, 2015

      Inept response to Farage’s Ukip could deal a blow to mainstream

      Insurgent parties are the known unknowns of the next election. Last week one of them, the UK Independence party, launched...

    23. February 15, 2015

      Labour draws up plans for review into HMRC dealings

      The firestorm sparked by the release of secret files on HSBC’s Swiss operations continued to rage over the weekend, as the...

    24. February 15, 2015

      Miliband tries to rally support in Wales

      Ed Miliband sought to rally support among voters in Wales at the weekend by blaming the growth in corporate tax abuse on the...

    25. February 13, 2015

      A singular election that will test the civil service

      With barely two and a half months to go until the general election, I cannot help thinking that my successor, Sir Jeremy...

    26. February 13, 2015

      SNP predicted to have 42% chance of joining next government

      The Scottish National Party has a 42 per cent chance of taking part in the next UK government, according to the latest...

    27. February 13, 2015

      Bankers face extension of pay clawbacks to 10 years

      Bankers found guilty of wrongdoing could see their bonuses and fixed pay clawed back even if the offence took place 10 years...

    28. February 12, 2015

      Maths lesson gives Miliband a headache

      Warming up for his flagship education announcement on Thursday, Ed Miliband admitted he felt a “faint whiff of trepidation”...

    29. February 12, 2015

      Labour tax affairs under scrutiny after Fink clash

      By criticising tax avoidance — an entirely legal activity — Ed Miliband has opened up some of his own colleagues and donors...

    30. February 12, 2015

      Lord Fink drops threat to sue Miliband in tax row

      Stanley Fink, the former Conservative treasurer and hedge fund chief, has backed away from a threat to sue Ed Miliband,...

    31. February 11, 2015

      Labour will resurrect 1997 pledge to cap class sizes at 30

      A future Labour government will resurrect Tony Blair’s 1997 pledge to cap class sizes at 30, in an electoral appeal to...

    32. February 11, 2015

      Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron’s ‘dodgy donors’

      Ed Miliband has sought to enmesh the Conservatives in allegations that HSBC helped clients evade tax, calling David Cameron...

    33. February 11, 2015

      More tax pressure brews for Starbucks with EU reform push

      It took a while. After 17 years in the UK, Starbucks went into the black there for the first time in 2014. Pre-tax profits...

    34. February 11, 2015

      Fink tells Miliband to repeat tax attack outside Commons

      Lord Fink, the former Conservative party treasurer, has challenged Ed Miliband to repeat his attack on “dodgy” Tory donors...

    35. February 10, 2015

      Labour hit by slump in donations from wealthy individuals

      Donations to Labour from individuals have slumped to less than half of their level during the last parliament, highlighting...

    36. February 10, 2015

      UK Labour party promises crackdown on tax dodgers

      Labour will promise an urgent crackdown on tax avoidance on Wednesday, as it lays out plans to close loopholes, increase...

    37. February 10, 2015

      Green energy tycoon donates £250,000 to Labour

      Dale Vince, the green energy entrepreneur, is giving the Labour party £250,000 to fight the general election campaign. The...

    38. February 9, 2015

      Labour donor Andrew Rosenfeld dies aged 52

      Andrew Rosenfeld, the property tycoon and big donor to the Labour party, has died at the age of 52 after a short illness,...

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