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    1. April 17, 2015

      Bloomberg’s global outage paralyses investors

      Bloomberg terminals suffered an unprecedented global outage on Friday, disrupting trading from Hong Kong to London and...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 9, 2015

      Shell, BG and a stamp duty bill

      One small detail in Shell’s £47bn takeover of BG Group to consider: Stamp Duty. HM Treasury can look forward to a £235m...

    1. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      Er, what exactly was the 'UK plan'?

      From the British prime minister’s official Twitter feed on Tuesday…   The Times this week made much of the fact that the...

    3. March 20, 2015

      Banco Sabadell faces hurdles in £1.7bn takeover of TSB

      Banco Sabadell will face tough hurdles in its £1.7bn takeover of UK challenger bank TSB as it attempts to pull off one of...

    4. March 19, 2015

      Budget cash aimed at marginals brings ‘pork-barrel’ charge

      Labour has accused George Osborne of dipping into the “pork barrel” after it emerged the chancellor’s Budget contained...

    5. March 19, 2015

      Treasury announces tax crackdown rules

      A new offence that will see companies charged if they fail to prevent tax evasion was announced on Thursday, as the Treasury...

    6. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2015

      A British OFAC?

      This won’t be getting any UK Budget financial headlines. (Between Help to Buysa, more bank levy twiddling, and even Northern...

    7. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne pledges an easing of austerity

      George Osborne has pledged to ease the squeeze on public spending a year earlier than planned in a significant relaxation of...

    8. March 17, 2015

      Stress of filling out tax returns to be eased by digital accounts

      Digital tax accounts are to be introduced during the course of the next parliament, in a move the UK Treasury says will cut...

    9. March 4, 2015

      Eurostar sale raises £757m for Treasury

      The Treasury has sold its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service for £585m, almost twice the sum...

    10. February 27, 2015

      Treasury apologises for Lloyds bonds mistake

      The UK Treasury has been forced to apologise for wrongly telling investors that Lloyds Banking Group had permission to...

    11. February 27, 2015

      MPs dismiss chancellor’s claim over cut in UK’s Brussels bill

      George Osborne’s claim that he had “halved” a £1.7bn surcharge presented to Britain by Brussels has been dismissed by MPs,...

    12. February 11, 2015

      Merger of Treasury and Cabinet functions proposed

      A single UK Office of Budget and Management — combining the functions of the Treasury and Cabinet Office — has been proposed...

    13. February 9, 2015

      US multinationals fight UK chancellor George Osborne’s Google tax

      US multinationals have attacked George Osborne’s “diverted profits” tax, amid claims the crackdown is having a chilling...

    14. February 3, 2015

      Chancellor’s tax reforms raise less than last Labour government

      George Osborne has raised much less income than the last Labour government from reforms to tackle corporate tax avoidance...

    15. January 28, 2015

      UK infrastructure lending scheme alarms NAO

      A four year programme to support £40bn of private investment in infrastructure leaves taxpayers with unquantifiable risks...

    16. January 16, 2015

      Fiscal watchdog ‘not a fantastic forecaster’, admits mandarin

      George Osborne’s independent fiscal watchdog “is not a fantastic forecaster”, the top civil servant in the Treasury has...

    17. January 5, 2015

      Monetary activism is a virus that infects politics

      Money is a store of value, quoth the obsolete textbooks. Post-Lehman, money is rather an instrument of public policy. In the...

    18. December 18, 2014

      UK Treasury to shake up regulatory fines

      Regulators should be more “constructive” in their dialogue with companies during investigations and involve more senior...

    19. December 17, 2014

      Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

      George Osborne hopes to raise £3bn by selling another chunk of the government’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a move that...

    20. December 10, 2014

      UK’s George Osborne goes it alone on corporate tax avoidance

      The British public is not overly fond of multinational companies and the government needs revenue. Put these two facts...

    21. December 3, 2014

      UK to pay back all first world war debts

      The UK government is to pay back all of its first world war debts and explore whether to repay all of its “perpetual” bonds...

    22. November 28, 2014

      Capital gains regime tightens for non-residents

      The government has set out new rules that will see non-resident homeowners paying capital gains tax (CGT) on UK property...

    23. November 21, 2014

      Move to tackle pensions guidance fears

      Millions of older savers are to be made aware of their right to free pensions guidance in state pension forecasts under...

    24. November 21, 2014

      Weak oil and tax revenues weigh on public finances, data show

      Continued weakness in tax revenues in October have created a difficult backdrop to next month’s Autumn Statement despite the...

    25. November 13, 2014

      Branson makes £70m as Virgin Money floats

      The UK Treasury and Sir Richard Branson were two of the biggest beneficiaries from Virgin Money’s £1.25bn flotation on the...

    26. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    27. November 12, 2014

      Cameron tax cut vow shakes Treasury

      David Cameron’s promise of £7.2bn of tax cuts in the next parliament has raised serious concerns among Treasury officials,...

    28. November 11, 2014

      UK and Germany reach compromise over patent box tax break

      George Osborne is set to rein in one of his flagship policies after settling a dispute with Germany over a controversial tax...

    29. November 10, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Ministries fear power of Treasury’s GEP

      Ministries live in fear of a memo from the Treasury’s GEP team. Working in an open plan area on the second floor of the...

    30. November 5, 2014

      Sanity must be restored to the debate on UK immigration

      The evidence continues to pile up that immigration has been good for Britain. A report from University College London...

    31. November 3, 2014

      Insurance industry warns on companies’ terrorist cover

      Companies have been warned they face being left without insurance cover for nuclear, biological and chemical terrorist...

    32. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2014

      The perpetual battle over War Loan

      The British government isn’t renowned for its wonderful financial decisions. But among the best must be the consolidations...

    33. October 30, 2014

      Terrorism insurance costs to soar as chancellor demands more fees

      Companies are facing a sharp increase in the cost of protecting themselves against terrorism after George Osborne, the...

    34. October 30, 2014

      Northern Ireland faces £1bn spending cuts after budget deal

      Northern Ireland’s government agreed a draft budget for next year on Thursday that will see public spending suffer deep cuts...

    35. October 30, 2014

      Treasury delays Bank of England buy-to-let consultation

      The UK Treasury has sidestepped a request from the Bank of England to be given powers over buy-to-let lending, saying it...

    36. October 28, 2014

      Treasury in line for pension tax windfall

      The UK pension reforms due to be implemented next April will result in a £1.6bn cash windfall for the government as savers...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Public sector executives face redundancy rule change

      Well-paid public sector workers laid off and reappointed later will have to pay all or part of their redundancy money back...

    38. October 23, 2014

      Warning over pension tax loophole

      MPs have pressed the government to back its claims that a tax loophole created by pension reforms will not lead to a large...

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