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    1. 20 hours ago

      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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. March 2, 2016

      Treasury rivals go head-to-head for top job

      For two decades, Tom Scholar and John Kingman have been among the most important and least known public figures in...

    23. February 29, 2016

      Bank leverage ratios leave Treasury with a gilt complex

      Gilts auctions resemble The Weakest Link, whose cruelty was implicit in the bloodless wink with which Anne Robinson...

    24. February 23, 2016

      UK and Scotland seal funding deal

      The Scottish and UK governments have sealed a deal over future funding arrangements that had threatened to delay the...

    25. February 19, 2016

      UK borrowing target on a knife edge

      Even though Britain has recorded its biggest surplus for January since 2008, George Osborne is likely to present next...

    26. February 18, 2016

      Iran bank wins ruling against EU sanctions

      An Iranian bank has won a favourable ruling from the European Court of Justice that sanctions were wrongly imposed on...

    27. February 7, 2016

      UK fears that rules harm insurance competition

      The UK government and regulators have launched a push to change key aspects of the new Solvency II regime for insurers...

    28. January 22, 2016

      Osborne on course to miss deficit reduction target

      George Osborne’s chances of meeting his deficit reduction target this year are looking increasingly slender and will be...

    29. January 15, 2016

      Treasury recoups last Landsbanki payment

      The UK government has finally received the last payment from Iceland for the collapse of Landsbanki in 2008, drawing a...

    30. January 13, 2016

      SNP will not sign Scotland Bill without concessions on finances

      Nicola Sturgeon will not sign a bill to devolve power to Scotland unless the Treasury agrees to account for...

    31. January 4, 2016

      Sir Nick Macpherson to step down from Treasury

      Sir Nick Macpherson, the top official at the Treasury, is stepping down after a decade running an institution that had...

    32. December 16, 2015

      Andrew Tyrie questions sale of £13bn Northern Rock loans

      The government is being urged to ensure that the £13bn sale of former Northern Rock loans to a US private equity fund...

    33. December 15, 2015

      Annuities reform to be extended to existing pensioners

      Ministers are pressing ahead with reforms that will give more than 5m pensioners new flexibility to trade their...

    34. December 8, 2015

      Yes minister, jelly babies keep Sir Humphrey sweet

      From pushy civil servants who had to be disarmed with jelly babies to “dysfunctional” ministerial relationships, the...

    35. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Osborne’s tax credit U-turn is sign of weakness

      The British parliament customarily receives the chancellor of the exchequer’s set-piece statements in silence so,...

    36. November 24, 2015

      UK Treasury infrastructure scheme falls far short of £40bn target

      A Treasury scheme to guarantee infrastructure projects that was launched to great fanfare three years ago has fallen...

    37. November 23, 2015

      Spending review is a well-choreographed sham

      This week you are invited to believe in the strategic prowess of government. On Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron...

    38. November 20, 2015

      UK police warn cuts will hinder response to terrorist attack

      Proposed budget cuts to Britain’s police forces may “reduce very significantly” their ability to cope with a...

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