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    1. August 23, 2016

      The fate of farming post-Brexit lies with the UK Treasury

      It is hard to think of many industries that are more deeply affected by the UK’s vote to leave the EU than agriculture....

    2. August 17, 2016

      May flexes her muscles over tax avoidance

      Theresa May has made a number of changes to policy and personnel in the month since becoming Britain’s prime minister....

    1. August 17, 2016

      Advisers face big fines for tax avoidance under looming crackdown

      Accountants and financial advisers who enable tax avoidance could be fined up to 100 per cent of the tax avoided, under...

    2. August 14, 2016

      Lifetime Isa launch in doubt

      The planned launch of a new savings account for under-40s in April is in doubt after providers warned that the...

    3. July 31, 2016

      Ex-Goldman star threatens to quit over UK’s China policy

      Jim O’Neill, the British Treasury minister and former Goldman Sachs chief economist, could quit over new UK prime...

    4. July 31, 2016

      Lifetime Isa critics fear pensions hit

      The Treasury has been accused of hiding the true impact of a new savings policy for the under-40s, amid fears that...

    5. July 21, 2016

      Sluggish tax revenues hit UK public finances

      Weaker than expected tax revenues would have left the British government struggling to meet its borrowing forecasts for...

    6. July 18, 2016

      Philip Hammond, the Treasury’s shape-shifting survivor

      Something in his stoop, greyness and aquiline nose suggests Arsène Wenger, the football coach and fellow fiscal...

    7. July 14, 2016

      Philip Hammond will be subservient as UK chancellor

      Four months ago, delivering his Budget, George Osborne was preparing for a run at becoming prime minister. If David...

    8. July 14, 2016

      New chancellor Philip Hammond to scale back austerity

      Philip Hammond, the new chancellor, has signalled a scaling back of austerity as he prepares to work with Bank of...

    9. July 7, 2016

      George Osborne pledges to safeguard City’s investment banks

      George Osborne promised leaders of the world’s biggest investment banks that he would use “every possible measure” to...

    10. June 14, 2016

      Brexit imperils the confidence of strangers

      Suppose that the Leave campaign, which one might call Project Lie, wins the referendum next week. How bad might the...

    11. June 12, 2016

      If Brexit wins out, let Britain go in peace

      In conversations with senior European officials I keep hearing one revealing argument: if Britain votes to leave the EU...

    12. June 1, 2016

      Brace for the aftershocks of Brexit

      The Treasury’s analysis of the impact of Britain leaving the EU has won many more plaudits than brickbats from the UK’s...

    13. May 31, 2016

      How a Eurosceptic Treasury became Remain’s anti-Brexit champion

      Ask almost any Whitehall official which government department is the most Eurosceptic and they would say it was the...

    14. May 26, 2016

      The self-inflicted dangers of the EU referendum

      What were they thinking? It is extraordinary to read a succession of official reports arguing, rightly, that a vote to...

    15. May 23, 2016

      Fact-checking the Treasury’s latest Brexit report

      The Treasury says a vote to leave the EU would tip Britain’s economy into recession, causing at least 500,000 people to...

    16. May 23, 2016

      Brexit shock would cause loss of half a million jobs, Javid warns

      Britain faces the loss of more than half a million jobs if it votes to leave the EU, according to a bleak analysis of...

    17. May 9, 2016

      ‘Tens of thousands of jobs will go’ in the City if UK leaves EU

      George Osborne has warned of “tens of thousands” of potential job losses in the financial services industry if Britain...

    18. April 28, 2016

      Millennials would bear the cost of Brexit

      The referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU sets the past against the future. If the nation wakes up on June 24 to...

    19. April 21, 2016

      UK misses borrowing target a month after it was set

      The government has missed its borrowing target for the year just a month after it was set. For the financial year...

    20. April 19, 2016

      Britain’s friends are right to fear Brexit

      How might future historians judge a British decision to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23? It might well be...

    21. April 19, 2016

      Leaving EU is the safer option, says Michael Gove

      Michael Gove, head of the campaign to leave the EU, says the June 23 referendum gives the UK a chance to “take back...

    22. April 19, 2016

      Treasury Brexit dossier sparks Tory rebel fury

      George Osborne’s attempt to conquer the economic battlefield on Brexit with dire Treasury predictions of the damage...

    23. April 18, 2016

      Treasury model weighs up the Brexit options

      The reaction from the Leave campaign to the Treasury’s dossier on the costs of leaving the EU was immediate and...

    24. April 18, 2016

      The Brexiteers must stop dodging the big question

      As the British people prepare to vote in June’s EU referendum, the issue that should be uppermost in their minds is...

    25. April 18, 2016

      Theory of EU relativity: solving a Treasury equation

      The basic trade equation the Treasury used for its estimations is shown below. While it looks like the stuff of...

    26. April 15, 2016

      Public sector needs to do a better job with assets

      What is not measured does not count. This is dramatically true in discussion of the public sector. A few numbers — the...

    27. April 14, 2016

      Veteran of Treasury battles tots up a decade’s wins and losses

      Nick Macpherson is not ducking the blame. The man who headed the Treasury in its darkest postwar days admits he was...

    28. April 13, 2016

      Sell RBS at a loss, says outgoing Treasury head

      George Osborne will have to consider selling the public stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss because keeping it in...

    29. April 5, 2016

      Mortgage-backed securities make £6.2bn comeback

      Cerberus Capital Management has launched what is set to be Europe’s biggest mortgage-backed deal since the financial...

    30. April 4, 2016

      Top civil servant to leave Treasury and resume City career

      John Kingman, one of the Treasury’s most experienced civil servants and an important player in the bank bailouts during...

    31. March 22, 2016

      Pressure mounts on Osborne as UK borrowing worse than expected

      George Osborne’s chances of meeting one of his public finance targets for this year receded after borrowing fell less...

    32. March 18, 2016

      ‘Significant concession’ for non-doms as Osborne calls amnesty

      George Osborne appears to have called an amnesty in his war on non-doms after fears that higher taxes are pushing some...

    33. March 18, 2016

      Disability benefits row sparks Conservative blame game

      George Osborne had hoped to use his spring Budget as the moment to calm Tory nerves after weeks of infighting over...

    34. March 16, 2016

      Student unearths nuggets from UK political history for Whitehall

      As the UK’s once-vaunted civil service shrinks to levels last seen on the eve of the second world war, one man is...

    35. March 14, 2016

      FCA proposes reforms to close ‘advice gap’

      The UK Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority want to open up and automate the financial advice industry after...

    36. March 11, 2016

      Treasury appoints Tom Scholar as permanent secretary

      Tom Scholar, the official who led talks in Brussels on a new UK deal with the EU, is to take on one of the most...

    37. March 6, 2016

      UK pensions need reform not revolution

      By deciding against the imposition of sweeping changes to private pensions, George Osborne has retreated from the brink...

    38. March 3, 2016

      Minister takes on Treasury over pension Isa

      George Osborne is facing mounting pressure from within government to rule out radical changes to pensions tax relief,...

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