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    1. August 21, 2014

      UK Labour party pledges to revoke energy licences to protect consumers

      The Labour party has said it will give a new regulator the power to revoke energy company licences if customers are...

    2. June 15, 2014

      The real clever cogs in Labour’s machine

      Some of the most influential figures in Labour politics are people the public may not have heard of. They are not, in the...

    1. May 7, 2014

      Takeover talks buoy United Utilities

      Takeover speculation returned on Wednesday as United Utilities was sent to another seven-year high. Water utilities were...

    2. March 27, 2014

      Politicians unite in backing UK energy market probe

      Politicians came together in a rare moment of unity on Thursday to welcome the news of a full competition inquiry into the...

    3. Westminster Blog

      September 26, 2013

      Lord Mandelson comments prompt backlash from Labour figures

      Labour has been convulsed with in-fighting after Lord Mandelson criticised Ed Miliband’s new policies such as the plan to...

    4. August 21, 2013

      Sussex Labour party taps local hostility to ‘fracking’ in county

      Labour has sought to exploit local anger about “fracking” in Sussex by issuing a leaflet “saluting” protesters and calling...

    5. August 19, 2013

      David Cameron accused of inflaming fracking furore by talking up shale gas

      David Cameron has unnecessarily stoked resistance to shale gas drilling in Britain by making people believe this potential...

    6. August 18, 2013

      Shadow ministers defend Ed Miliband over ‘quiet summer’ attacks

      Ed Miliband should ignore the sniping coming from his own side and take his time creating the list of policies Labour will...

    7. August 9, 2013

      ‘Big Six’ UK energy groups’ annual profits soar to £3.7bn

      Annual profits made by the UK’s big energy groups soared 73 per cent in the three years to 2012, according to figures that...

    8. May 22, 2013

      Lombard: Marchant’s move leaves SSE successor to keep lights on

      Ian Marchant has timed his well-pensioned retirement from SSE fortuitously. Controversy comes with the territory when you...

    9. October 31, 2012

      Coalition clashes on wind farm policy

      Tensions in the UK’s coalition government resurfaced on Wednesday, this time over green energy policy as the Liberal...

    10. Westminster Blog

      October 18, 2012

      The Boris-esque eloquence of an energy minister in a hole

      Every so often you see a political performance that transcends time and place and will be ingrained in the memory forever:...

    11. October 18, 2012

      Cameron’s energy policy plans ‘unravel’

      The coalition’s plans for the retail energy market descended further into chaos on Thursday when the energy minister failed...

    12. October 17, 2012

      Cameron triggers energy confusion

      David Cameron threw the UK energy market into confusion after saying he would force suppliers to put all consumers on their...

    13. October 4, 2012

      Business urged to raise ethical standards

      British business needs to raise ethical standards to prove it is “fit for purpose” after months of controversy that have...

    14. February 9, 2012

      Solar energy subsidy faces more cuts

      The subsidy for household solar systems faces a fresh series of cuts this year, and could plunge to about a third of recent...

    15. January 25, 2012

      Industry and green groups hail solar victory

      Business and environmental groups have welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling that government cuts to...

    16. December 21, 2011

      Solar groups win court case on subsidies

      Solar power companies have won a victory against government cuts to taxpayer subsidies after a High Court judgment that will...

    17. December 12, 2011

      Bank stokes cross-Pennine rivalry

      Ancient rivalries have been stirred after Leeds accused Manchester of copying its bid to host a £3bn “Green Investment...

    18. November 30, 2011

      Jobs pressure heats up on solar sector

      Carillion, the construction and infrastructure company, has warned 4,500 UK staff that they could lose their jobs as a...

    19. May 25, 2011

      NAO attacks mortgage rescue scheme

      A mortgage rescue scheme designed to save homeowners from repossession has proved more costly than expected and helped fewer...

    20. March 16, 2011

      More than 100 MPs defy Miliband on AV

      Labour MPs have refused to back the stance of Ed Miliband on changing the voting system in a show of defiance towards the...

    21. Westminster Blog

      March 16, 2011

      NO2AV campaign loses a dozen Labour MPs

      Just before the New Year the No campaign said it had gathered the names of 114 Labour MPs opposed to changing the voting...

    22. March 13, 2011

      Warning on business rates

      Plans to shake up the business rates system risk hurting some of Britain’s poorest areas, the Labour party has claimed....

    23. February 28, 2011

      Doubts cast on back-office savings levels

      Ministers’ claims that councils can avoid cuts to frontline services by sharing back-office administration have been...

    24. January 17, 2011

      Localism bill triggers row over budgets

      A bill that aims to give an array of new powers to local communities would “mark a revolution” that would “put power back...

    25. December 29, 2010

      AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

      Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a striking...

    26. October 8, 2010

      Johnson named shadow chancellor

      Labour leader Ed Miliband has defied Ed Balls by denying him the coveted post of shadow chancellor and instead appointing...

    27. Westminster Blog

      October 7, 2010

      The shadow cabinet in order of votes

      When I tipped John Healey as a possible shadow chancellor this morning it might have seemed outlandish to some, given his...

    28. Westminster Blog

      September 29, 2010

      The list of 49 candidates for the shadow cabinet

      As I revealed earlier Rosie Winterton is set to be the new chief whip; she is the only person standing for the job....

    29. Westminster Blog

      September 23, 2010

      Hand signals: how leadership teams will find out result early

      I am told that at least one of the Miliband camps has already devised some special hand signals to convey to allies in the...

    30. September 21, 2010

      Former ministers face shadow cabinet upset

      Former Labour cabinet ministers face competing against virtual unknowns from the party ranks for seats on the shadow cabinet...

    31. Westminster Blog

      July 5, 2010

      Stampede for places in Labour's shadow cabinet

      You may think it’s still months away. But the manoeuvrings have already begun. Up to 40 Labour MPs are likely to put...

    32. Westminster Blog

      June 28, 2010

      When Labour told claimants to get on their bikes

      You may have noted the mock horror from Labour about IDS’s comments to the Sunday Telegraph yesterday that those on benefits...

    33. June 7, 2009

      Pledges of loyalty to Brown from grassroots

      Gordon Brown would have been delighted with the manifold pledges of loyalty as party members and local councillors spilled...

    34. June 6, 2009

      Brown defies calls to quit amid elections disaster and resignations

      Gordon Brown yesterday defied calls to quit as Britain's prime minister and attempted to restore his battered authority,...

    35. June 6, 2009

      Brown in desperate reshuffle

      Gordon Brown sought to fend off a leadership challenge yesterday with a timid cabinet reshuffle that left his authority...

    36. June 6, 2009

      Brown defies party calls to resign

      The UK prime minister defied calls from within his own party to resign yesterday as he launched a desperate attempt to...

    37. June 5, 2009

      Rebels hope to strike fatal blow

      Gordon Brown’s swift reshuffle was designed to distract attention from James Purnell’s dramatic resignation and close down...

    38. June 5, 2009

      Brown clings on after timid reshuffle

      Gordon Brown sought to fend off a leadership challenge on Friday with a timid cabinet reshuffle that left his authority...

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