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    Scots vote to decide future of their union with UK

    Scotland decides Scots are voting to decide whether their country should remain part of the UK or end the 307-year-old union...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Second Scots poll gives No campaign narrow lead

    A second poll has backed claims by the No camp that it has halted Alex Salmond’s charge towards a Yes vote in Scotland’s...

  1. Off Message

    September 12, 2014

    Is Yes running out of Scots to persuade?

    After the shock of its poll last week showing the Yes side ahead in the Scottish independence referendum, YouGov’s latest is...

  2. FT Alphaville

    September 11, 2014

    Known unknowns in the Scottish referendum polls

    The latest from the crew at Credit Suisse: The chart below shows the spread between the “Yes” and “No” vote in various...

  3. Off Message

    September 8, 2014

    Another Scottish poll, another boost for Yes

    Saturday’s YouGov poll was not an outlier. On Tuesday, TNS BMRB, another pollster, published its final survey on voting...

  4. September 8, 2014

    A fight to the finish for Scotland

    The outcome of next week’s referendum on Scottish independence is suddenly, and worryingly, unpredictable. Until a few days...

  5. September 8, 2014

    Scottish banks lead FTSE lower

    Fears that the Yes camp in the Scottish independence campaign might turn a victory at next week’s poll took its toll on UK...

  6. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2014

    A Québécois Scotland?

    Canadian inspiration is all the rage. The Guardian reports that poutine has reached British shores, while UBS looks to the...

  7. September 8, 2014

    Finance groups seek to soothe fears over Scotland vote

    Some of the country’s leading financial service providers have reassured investors that contingency plans are in place if...

  8. September 7, 2014

    Too soon to write union’s obituary on basis of Scots’ poll

    With polls suggesting Scottish independence campaigners are within sight of victory , defenders of the UK are confronting...

  9. September 7, 2014

    Pro-union camp ‘in chaos’ as poll puts nationalists ahead

    George Osborne was on Sunday scrambling to head off a surge in support for Scottish independence with a promise of more...

  10. Off Message

    September 7, 2014

    Admitting defeat to rescue victory

    On September 18, Scotland will vote to leave the UK. That is the conclusion being drawn from the latest YouGov poll on the...

  11. September 7, 2014

    Scotland offered new powers by George Osborne for No vote

    Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has dismissed a new promise of devolved powers from London as a “panicky” ruse from...

  12. September 5, 2014

    Watch out for ‘tail risk’ in Scotland

    The prospect of Scots voting for independence in less than two weeks is a classic “tail risk” for investors and traders – an...

  13. September 2, 2014

    Scottish poll has investors rushing for cover

    Until this week’s polls, investors had largely disregarded the September 18 Scottish independence referendum, pointing to...

  14. Off Message

    September 2, 2014

    A pollster rethinks the Scottish referendum

    “Scotland will vote to remain in the United Kingdom, and by a decisive enough margin to settle the matter for many years to...

  15. September 2, 2014

    YouGov poll finds rapid shift in favour of Scottish independence

    Sterling fell sharply and UK borrowing costs rose on Tuesday after a poll showed Scottish voters were shifting rapidly...

  16. July 23, 2014

    Businesses flout law on paying interns for ‘valuable tasks’

    Many businesses still insist that interns work for free, even though they may be in breach of employment law, according to a...

  17. Off Message

    July 3, 2014

    Are pollsters exaggerating the Yes vote in Scotland?

    “Why do opinion polls in Scotland vary so much?” asks Peter Kellner. It is an important question. An answer would give us a...

  18. June 6, 2014

    Employers set to face wave of flexible-work requests

    Employers could face a surge of requests from staff for flexible working arrangements when new legislation comes into force...

  19. May 23, 2014

    Vote points to hung parliament in 2015

    Projections from Thursday’s local elections point to a hung parliament in Britain’s 2015 general election with Labour as the...

  20. May 13, 2014

    Under quarter outside London believe capital aids local economy

    Fewer than a quarter of people living outside London believe the capital benefits their local economy, though most...

  21. May 12, 2014

    Financial services failing to woo young recruits

    Fewer than one in 10 young people are interested in working in financial services, with many seeing it as “boring” or “full...

  22. Westminster Blog

    May 9, 2014

    Could a Ukip victory send Scotland independent?

    Nigel Farage in Scotland last year Nigel Farage is in Edinburgh today, trying to improve his party’s reputation north of the...

  23. May 6, 2014

    Majority opposes fracking without residents’ approval

    Plans to allow fracking companies to drill deep under people’s homes without residents’ permission are opposed by...

  24. May 2, 2014

    Young women shun careers in financial sector, study finds

    Only one in three young women would consider working in the “male-dominated” financial world, underlining the industry’s...

  25. April 23, 2014

    Labour holds off Ukip in European poll race

    Labour is still on track to win next month’s European elections despite a surge of support for Ukip, the maverick...

  26. April 15, 2014

    Defenders of union come under fire over tactics

    Philip Hammond, defence secretary, on Tuesday concluded two weeks of heavy pounding by the British military on Alex Salmond,...

  27. March 31, 2014

    Ukip will win most votes in European elections says pollster

    The UK Independence Party is likely to win most votes at the European elections, a leading pollster predicted. Nigel Farage,...

  28. March 31, 2014

    Daily Telegraph hires City AM’s Allister Heath

    Allister Heath, editor of London’s free business newspaper City A.M., is leaving to become deputy editor of the Daily...

  29. Westminster Blog

    March 26, 2014

    LIVE: Clegg vs Farage - The Europe debate

    With two months to go until the European elections, the leaders of the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party went...

  30. March 23, 2014

    Labour party gets behind flexible UK pensions

    Labour has belatedly swung its weight behind government plans to overhaul pensions, several days after shadow chancellor Ed...

  31. January 16, 2014

    Clegg defends pro-EU stance despite threat of poll wipeout

    Nick Clegg on Thursday defended the Lib Dems’ pro-EU position even as a new poll suggested the party could be facing a...

  32. December 1, 2013

    Consumers more wary of sharing data, finds poll

    British consumers are increasingly wary of giving companies access to their personal information, suggesting that the...

  33. October 24, 2013

    UK public expects higher inflation

    Rising UK energy prices have caused a surge in the public’s inflation expectations, putting pressure on the Bank of England...

  34. September 6, 2013

    UK executives fail on simple GCSE statistics problem

    Britain’s most senior employees have low levels of statistical literacy and lack confidence in handling numbers, according...

  35. Westminster Blog

    September 4, 2013

    More poll blues for Miliband

    This weekend, a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times showed Labour with a 10-point lead over the Tories. After a bruising summer...

  36. September 3, 2013

    Germans hostile to further transfer of funds to eurozone, says poll

    German voters say they are hostile to any further transfers of funds within the eurozone, according to a new survey...

  37. August 11, 2013

    Recovery will be central to Tory re-election campaign

    The world may have moved on since 1997. But the Tory strategy at the next general election will have a sense of déjà vu....

  38. August 9, 2013

    A Sam Cam for 7th Avenue?

    In the never-ending hoo-ha around New York mayoral candidate and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, I have been...

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