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    1. 21 hours ago

      The sludge report

      If current UK election campaign were to have a colour, it would be a muddy sludge. It’s not just the tone of the debate,...

    2. March 23, 2015

      Danny Alexander in monster battle for Scottish Lib Dems’ survival

      If the Loch Ness Monster had a vote in May’s general election, it would surely back Danny Alexander, its local Liberal...

    1. March 19, 2015

      Treasury rejects regulation clamp on UK tax advisers

      The Treasury has rejected MPs’ arguments that the tax industry “cannot be trusted to regulate itself” and has called on...

    2. March 19, 2015

      Treasury announces tax crackdown rules

      A new offence that will see companies charged if they fail to prevent tax evasion was announced on Thursday, as the Treasury...

    3. March 19, 2015

      Danny Alexander draws fire for ‘alternative Budget’ statement

      The Liberal Democrats would cut government spending back to its lowest level in nearly 20 years, Danny Alexander announced...

    4. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Lib Dems attack Osborne over austerity

      Senior Liberal Democrats attacked the Conservatives on Wednesday over their plans for austerity in the next parliament,...

    5. March 16, 2015

      North Sea oil groups set for tax breaks in Budget

      North Sea oil producers are set to benefit from UK Budget tax cuts, Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has...

    6. March 16, 2015

      UK Treasury launches review of business rates before Budget

      The Treasury will on Monday launch a review of business rates, raising the prospect of a new system for levying a tax paid...

    7. March 14, 2015

      Lib Dems promise crackdown on tax dodgers

      Danny Alexander has hit out at tax avoidance, comparing it to benefit fraud, and promising that a crackdown on “tax dodgers”...

    8. March 6, 2015

      Fuel price cut for remote areas

      A scheme that discounts motor fuel in the UK’s most remote areas will be extended, following approval from the European...

    9. March 4, 2015

      Eurostar sale raises £757m for Treasury

      The Treasury has sold its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service for £585m, almost twice the sum...

    10. March 1, 2015

      Danny Alexander calls for extra £1bn levy on UK banks

      Danny Alexander is pressing George Osborne to introduce a £1bn annual levy on banks in this month’s Budget to help eliminate...

    11. February 23, 2015

      George Osborne vows crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion

      George Osborne has promised a legal crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion, saying that he will use his Budget to...

    12. February 9, 2015

      US and UK politicians press for HSBC clampdown

      US and UK politicians called for a regulatory clampdown on HSBC after Europe’s biggest bank by assets was hit by detailed...

    13. December 24, 2014

      Alexander attacks Osborne over cuts to UK public services

      George Osborne is planning the “wilful destruction” of public services, according to Danny Alexander, the UK chancellor’s...

    14. December 8, 2014

      Coalition suspends ‘war’ to agree deficit plan

      Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will suspend their “war” over future austerity plans this week by publishing a new...

    15. Off Message

      December 4, 2014

      Scotland's new political landscape

      The general election in May is one of the most difficult to predict in British history. The result will undermine old...

    16. December 2, 2014

      Ministers propose government-built houses

      Ministers have set out proposals for the government to directly commission house building for the first time. Danny...

    17. December 1, 2014

      Government to back £1bn Swansea tidal project

      Plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon to generate power in Swansea Bay will be given a boost when ministers announce the start of...

    18. December 1, 2014

      Clegg plans £2bn route upgrade to reach out to Land’s End

      Nick Clegg, UK deputy prime minister, will announce plans on Monday to spend £2bn on improving the main route to the south...

    19. November 23, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne pressed to reform taxes or see UK oil and gas decline

      Oil companies want George Osborne to make good his promise of tax reforms to encourage more investment in the North Sea or...

    20. November 18, 2014

      George Osborne accused of ‘grand deception’ on UK deficit

      George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy at the Treasury of attempting a “grand deception” on voters...

    21. November 12, 2014

      Wage growth finally outstrips inflation

      Wage growth, the long missing ingredient in the UK’s economic recovery, finally appears to be emerging. For the first time...

    22. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Non-protected departments in line of fire

      Britain and the cuts: departments at risk A stark message greeted the coalition government when it took charge in 2010....

    23. November 6, 2014

      Supermarkets cut petrol prices after chancellor’s criticism

      Leading petrol retailers have responded to exhortations from the government to pass on recent falls in the cost of crude oil...

    24. October 28, 2014

      Public sector executives face redundancy rule change

      Well-paid public sector workers laid off and reappointed later will have to pay all or part of their redundancy money back...

    25. October 19, 2014

      Treasury rules out election giveaways as tax revenues fall short

      Cabinet ministers have been warned by the Treasury that it is likely they will have to rein in their spending in the run-up...

    26. October 18, 2014

      Alexander to replace Cable as LibDem shadow chancellor

      Vince Cable is to lose his role as the Liberal Democrats’ “shadow chancellor” at the next election, after Nick Clegg...

    27. October 13, 2014

      Minister seeks emergency winter funding for NHS

      Treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander wants to use the Autumn Statement to inject emergency funding into the National...

    28. October 7, 2014

      Lib Dems start jockeying to succeed Clegg

      With the Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent in the polls and facing the possible loss of half their seats, the party’s most...

    29. October 6, 2014

      LibDems face losing most of seats back to Labour

      Opinion polls suggest the Liberal Democrats are likely to lose most of the seats they are defending against Labour at the...

    30. October 6, 2014

      Vince Cable pledges rates relief for growing businesses

      Small companies looking to expand into improved premises will be given relief on their business rates to tackle a “real...

    31. September 19, 2014

      Scottish referendum: How complacency nearly lost a united kingdom

      When scholars come to write the history of Scotland’s 2014 independence campaign they may conclude the UK was saved by an...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Pro-union campaigners cheer first result

      Pro-unionist campaigners erupted with joy to the news of the first declared result in Scotland’s independence referendum,...

    33. September 17, 2014

      Scotland jobless fall seized on by both sides

      News that Scotland’s unemployment rate has dropped below the UK’s was seized on by campaigners ahead of Thursday’s...

    34. September 15, 2014

      Scottish independence: Cameron begs Scots to avoid ‘painful divorce’

      David Cameron has made a last-ditch plea to Scots to vote against independence in this week’s referendum, begging them: “Do...

    35. September 12, 2014

      Scotland after the vote: pensions

      Scots are being promised more generous state pensions which they may be eligible to receive before pensioners in the rest of...

    36. September 11, 2014

      Downing St reception used to goad business chiefs into action

      It was at a reception at Downing Street on Monday evening that the prime minister issued a “call to arms” from Britain’s top...

    37. September 3, 2014

      Whitehall’s new boss needs powers

      Britain used to boast that it possessed a “Rolls-Royce” civil service. These days the analogy is more likely to be with a...

    38. August 1, 2014

      Cameron and Osborne accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics

      David Cameron and George Osborne were accused by the Liberal Democrats of “cynically using public money to go after marginal...

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