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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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