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    1. October 20, 2014

      LME plans to launch HK-based commodities contracts

      The London Metal Exchange plans to launch Hong Kong-based commodities contracts as it seeks to attract direct investment...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Treasury rules out election giveaways as tax revenues fall short

      Cabinet ministers have been warned by the Treasury that it is likely they will have to rein in their spending in the run-up...

    1. October 12, 2014

      Alex Salmond attacks Treasury over RBS threat to leave Scotland

      Alex Salmond has challenged the UK Treasury over the way it handled the Royal Bank of Scotland announcement that it would...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2014

      Guest post: Time to call in the UK War Loan

      This is a guest post Toby Nangle, head of multi asset allocation and co-head of global asset allocation at Threadneedle...

    3. September 17, 2014

      Scotland jobless fall seized on by both sides

      News that Scotland’s unemployment rate has dropped below the UK’s was seized on by campaigners ahead of Thursday’s...

    4. September 9, 2014

      Tricky questions for Scots lucky enough to have a vote

      The first 150 years of union with England were a time of extraordinary economic and intellectual development in Scotland,...

    5. August 21, 2014

      Uncertainty grows over Scotland’s public spending plans

      Scotland’s commitment to giving the elderly free bus travel, students free university education and everyone free...

    6. August 15, 2014

      Be honest about Network Rail’s £34bn debt

      Network Rail, that phoenix from the ashes of Railtrack, was set up as a “not for profit” company. Well, it has certainly...

    7. August 8, 2014

      Millions face punitive pension exit charges

      Ministers are being urged to prevent millions of savers “trapped” in older, poor-value pensions from facing hefty exit...

    8. August 3, 2014

      Remember the quiet glory of the old soldiers of Whitehall

      It is not often that civil servants from the UK Treasury are described as unsung heroes. But as we remember the outbreak of...

    9. August 1, 2014

      The cure for an overmighty pound

      On the face of it the British economy is having a good year. Its size has surpassed the high point reached before the...

    10. July 22, 2014

      Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

      Britain and other non-euro states are at risk of losing their influence over financial legislation as single currency...

    11. July 22, 2014

      UK borrowing higher than expected

      The UK’s public finances have barely improved in a year, despite four successive quarters of economic growth. This is the...

    12. July 14, 2014

      Oil companies welcome North Sea tax review

      Oil companies have welcomed the UK government’s announcement on Monday that it is reviewing the North Sea oil tax regime,...

    13. July 7, 2014

      Ingenious Media tells celebrity investors they face tax crackdown

      A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors were told on Monday to prepare for tax demands...

    14. June 26, 2014

      Academic estimates cost of Scottish independence at £600m-£1.5bn

      The academic at the centre of a dispute between London and Edinburgh over the set-up costs of an independent Scotland has...

    15. June 25, 2014

      Booming office rents drive Crown Estate to record profits

      London’s booming office market has helped the Queen’s property portfolio, the Crown Estate, produce record returns of £267m...

    16. June 25, 2014

      UK sukuk bond sale attracts £2bn in orders

      Britain has become the first western country to issue an Islamic bond, attracting orders of more than £2bn from global...

    17. June 20, 2014

      UK recovery fails to boost public finances

      Figures on Britain’s public finances have highlighted an important trend: an increasing reliance for tax revenue on a small...

    18. June 11, 2014

      Army cuts ‘risk increasing Treasury costs’

      Philip Hammond’s scheme to redesign the army was badly planned, unrealistic and may make it difficult for troops to do their...

    19. June 10, 2014

      UK government saves £14bn through efficiency measures

      More than £14bn was saved for the public purse in 2013/14 through measures such as improving commercial contracts and...

    20. June 6, 2014

      Economists doubt benefits of Scottish independence

      Most professional economists are deeply sceptical of claims that Scotland would be better off as an independent nation,...

    21. May 28, 2014

      Oil and gas forecasts reflect gulf between London and Edinburgh

      A £4bn divergence in forecasts for Scottish oil and gas revenues issued by the UK Treasury and the Scottish government on...

    22. May 28, 2014

      Scottish ministers bewilder voters with bad stats

      The Edinburgh Festival of Bad Statistics began on Wednesday with rival performances from two of Scotland’s best-known...

    23. May 28, 2014

      Dispute over economic impact of Scottish independence

      The two sides in the Scottish independence battle unveiled starkly contrasting assessments of the economic costs and...

    24. Nick Butler

      May 28, 2014

      The North Sea’s decline is a problem for the whole of the UK, not just Scotland

      The decline of North Sea oil and gas production continues. The trend is now a problem not just for the Scottish Nationalists...

    25. May 26, 2014

      Independent Scots would ‘start life with strong public finances’

      Edinburgh has vowed it will have the resources to invest in an oil fund from the point of independence, amid a growing UK...

    26. May 24, 2014

      Scots promise of free childcare for working mums ‘doesn’t add up’

      A Scottish government promise to expand free childcare in the event of independence is based on economic analysis that...

    27. May 7, 2014

      UK Treasury to review financial regulators

      The UK financial watchdogs’ enforcement processes are set to come under scrutiny as the Treasury conducts a review into the...

    28. May 1, 2014

      Reed Business Information faces scrutiny over sanctions

      UK authorities have been probing past transactions between a division of Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier and Iranian...

    29. April 30, 2014

      UK Treasury steps up drive against Scottish independence

      The UK Treasury is stepping up its drive against Scottish independence with a speech by chief secretary Danny Alexander that...

    30. April 29, 2014

      JLT investors react to Sassoon appointment

      Jardine Lloyd Thompson has suffered an investor revolt over the appointment of former UK Treasury minister Lord Sassoon to...

    31. April 23, 2014

      Deficit reduction is back on track

      George Osborne received a triple boost on Wednesday – the public finances figures showed his deficit reduction programme was...

    32. April 15, 2014

      George Osborne’s secret weapon

      Like most Conservative chancellors, George Osborne believes in cutting taxes. He believes in this principle so ardently that...

    33. April 11, 2014

      Andrea Leadsom given Treasury brief for City

      Andrea Leadsom, a former high-flying banker, has been given Treasury responsibility for the City, as part of a reshuffle of...

    34. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2014

      Doozer finance

      UK chancellor George Osborne announced on Monday that the Bank of England will initiate a scheme to help support export...

    35. March 30, 2014

      Britain’s tax take comes up short

      Britain’s public finances are experiencing an economic recovery that is unusually light in revenues, with Financial Times...

    36. March 25, 2014

      Treasury pushed Co-op Bank on Lloyds deal, says Paul Flowers

      Paul Flowers, the disgraced former chairman of the Co-operative Bank, said the mutual lender faced “considerable” government...

    37. March 13, 2014

      Unions slam 1% public sector pay rise

      Trade unions threatened industrial action on Thursday as the government announced below inflation pay rises for hundreds of...

    38. March 4, 2014

      EU directive’s costs dwarf savings from UK’s red tape crackdown

      An EU directive will cost British businesses more than £1.2bn annually, dwarfing the amount saved in the past year by the...

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