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    1. October 13, 2014

      YouGov’s data products profits match those from custom research

      YouGov has reached a milestone in its plan to become a “true internet company”, as the market research group reported that...

    2. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Five Things We Have Learned From Thursday's By-Elections

      1] Dislike of the “Westminster elite”.   The SNP are poles apart from Ukip when it comes to their actual policies: the...

    1. October 3, 2014

      UK civil servants plan for hung parliament

      Senior UK civil servants have begun to plan for a possible hung parliament next May with some considering how to deal with...

    2. October 3, 2014

      Poll gives UK Conservative party first lead since 2012

      David Cameron’s promise of tax cuts for tens of millions of people if the Conservatives win next year’s election has helped...

    3. September 24, 2014

      Ed Miliband errs on side of caution over election strategy

      Ed Miliband admitted on Wednesday that his failure to mention Britain’s £95bn budget deficit in his conference speech was...

    4. September 18, 2014

      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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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