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    1. November 20, 2014

      Climate fund pledges rise to $9.3bn

      British ministers have come under fire for pledging up to £720m in aid to help poor countries deal with climate change after...

    2. January 10, 2013

      Tory eurosceptics rail against US over EU

      Washington’s public plea to David Cameron for Britain to remain in the EU was met with indignation from pockets of the...

    1. December 10, 2012

      Gay marriage sets Tory electoral puzzle

      When Conservative ministers were summoned to the House of Commons to defend their new proposals for gay marriage on Monday,...

    2. December 8, 2011

      Cameron faces showdown with Sarkozy

      David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy are locked in a confrontation in Brussels over Britain’s demand that any new treaty to...

    3. September 12, 2011

      Osborne praises ‘impressive’ proposals

      George Osborne has endorsed Sir John Vickers’ plan as a solution to the “British dilemma”, insisting it would allow the UK...

    4. May 9, 2011

      Tories back vulnerable Lansley over bill

      Andrew Lansley has insisted the coalition’s NHS reforms are “not about me”, amid speculation in Westminster that the health...

    5. December 10, 2010

      Lib Dems

      Ed Miliband had a look of mischief in his eye as he walked across the Commons floor, placed his hand on Simon Hughes’s back...

    6. December 9, 2010

      Lib Dems pay price for vote to raise fees

      Ed Miliband had a look of mischief in his eye as he walked across the Commons floor, placed his hand on Simon Hughes’s back...

    7. July 30, 2010

      Tory dining clubs put defiance on the menu

      Soon after 6pm on Monday, September 6, David Cameron may find out just how far his party is prepared to go in support of the...

    8. May 27, 2010

      Defence of cuts wins Tory plaudits for Laws

      David Laws, the Liberal Democrat minister charged with cutting the £156bn deficit, was lauded yesterday by Conservative...

    9. May 27, 2010

      Defence of cuts wins plaudits for Laws

      David Laws, the Liberal Democrat minister charged with cutting the £156bn ($224bn) deficit, was lauded on Wednesday by...

    10. March 30, 2010

      MoD private finance deal fails to deliver on value, says watchdog

      A much-delayed £10.5bn programme to provide 14 refuelling tankers for the Royal Air Force fails to achieve value for money...

    11. March 29, 2010

      Watchdog attacks ‘nightmare’ of MoD deal

      A much-delayed £10.5bn programme to provide 14 refuelling tankers for the Royal Air Force fails to achieve value for money...

    12. March 23, 2010

      MoD tallies costs of slashing projects

      The Ministry of Defence has instructed its equipment managers to calculate the cost of cancelling all individual programmes...

    13. March 23, 2010

      MoD tallies cost of cutting projects

      The Ministry of Defence has instructed its equipment managers to calculate the cost of cancelling all individual programmes...

    14. March 18, 2010

      Taxpayer’s money wasted on Whitehall

      Up to £1bn of taxpayers’ money has been wasted on 93 Whitehall reorganisations over the past four years, according to the...

    15. March 18, 2010

      Whitehall bill for revamps is £1bn, claims watchdog

      Up to £1bn of taxpayers' money has been wasted on 93 Whitehall reorganisations over the past four years, according to the...

    16. March 12, 2010

      NAO warns on cost of public pensions

      Treasury calculations about the future cost of public service pensions rely on the assumption that the proportion of public...

    17. March 12, 2010

      NAO warns on cost of public pensions

      An ageing population could mean a bigger public sector Treasury calculations about the future cost of public service...

    18. January 21, 2010

      Estimate for social homes plan doubles

      A government programme to upgrade poor social housing will take eight years longer than planned and cost £18bn more than...

    19. January 21, 2010

      Estimate for social homes plan doubles

      A government programme to upgrade poor social housing will take eight years longer than planned and cost £18bn more than...

    20. January 15, 2010

      Revenue in struggle to answer calls

      More than four out of 10 telephone calls from taxpayers and benefit claimants went unanswered last year, according to the...

    21. January 15, 2010

      Revenue struggles to answer taxpayer calls

      More than four out of 10 telephone calls from taxpayers and benefit claimants went unanswered last year, according to the...

    22. December 10, 2009

      Watchdog lists flaws in venture spending

      The government has made "basic errors" as a venture capital investor, achieving a poor financial performance while paying...

    23. December 9, 2009

      Watchdog lists flaws in venture spending

      The government has made “basic errors” as a venture capital investor, achieving a poor financial performance while paying...

    24. Westminster Blog

      November 26, 2009

      Why was I kept in the dark over £61bn loans - asks Leigh

      Edward Leigh, chair of the public accounts committee, has written an angry letter to the Chancellor demanding to know why...

    25. November 12, 2009

      Chlamydia project ‘wasted public funds’

      A £100m programme to screen young people for infection by chlamydia has not been good value for money, the National Audit...

    26. November 12, 2009

      Chlamydia project 'wasted public funds'

      A £100m programme to screen young people for infection by chlamydia has not been good value for money, the National Audit...

    27. November 3, 2009

      Prison database 'a shambles'

      A Home Office IT project that is running at least three years late, is costing well over double its original estimate and...

    28. July 28, 2009

      College body was 'reckless'

      The body in charge of the government refurbishment of further education colleges "behaved recklessly" in approving more...

    29. July 24, 2009

      MPs attack fuel grants for the needy

      A flagship scheme to help poor households improve their fuel efficiency is condemned by MPs today for failing to target...

    30. July 21, 2009

      Exchequer's revenue plummets by £32bn as recession bites

      The exchequer's net revenue for the past financial year plunged by £32bn, the National Audit Office revealed yesterday, as...

    31. July 21, 2009

      ‘Erosion of control’ at Revenue and Customs

      Management problems at HM Revenue and Customs have led to an “erosion of control” over imports, hitting duty and tax income,...

    32. July 20, 2009

      NAO fails accounts of five UK public bodies

      The UK exchequer’s net revenue for the past financial year plunged by £32bn, the National Audit Office revealed on Monday,...

    33. June 28, 2009

      MPs fear criticism over job revelations

      MPs are braced for a fresh row over their outside interests on Wednesday when they will be forced to reveal precisely how...

    34. June 9, 2009

      One-third of tax payments late

      Nearly a third of all tax payments are late, according to a report by MPs which found that the number of tax debts was...

    35. June 5, 2009

      Closure of post offices 'bulldozed through'

      The closure of 2,500 post offices across the country "ran roughshod" over residents' concerns and was "bulldozed through"...

    36. June 5, 2009

      Closure of post offices ‘bulldozed through’

      The closure of 2,500 post offices across the country “ran roughshod” over residents’ concerns and was “bulldozed through” by...

    37. April 30, 2009

      Treasury eyes unspent cash in Whitehall

      The freedom for Whitehall departments and public service managers to carry over unspent revenue and capital from one year to...

    38. April 30, 2009

      Treasury eyes unspent cash in Whitehall departments

      The freedom for Whitehall departments and public service managers to carry over unspent revenue and capital from one year...

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