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    1. 3 hours ago

      Sir Philip Green calls on MP to resign from BHS inquiry

      Sir Philip Green has reacted furiously to suggestions that his knighthood could be at risk over the BHS pension gap and...

    2. 3 hours ago

      Sir Philip Green’s statement on Frank Field

      “I am horrified that Frank Field is prepared to make comments like this in public. I had in principle agreed to attend...

    1. May 1, 2016

      MP calls on Sir Philip Green to ‘respond promptly’ over BHS

      The chairman of a parliamentary committee looking into the collapse of BHS has called on Sir Philip Green to “respond...

    2. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      MPs to examine BHS pensions deficit

      The UK’s work and pensions committee has said it will investigate the potential fallout of rescuing pensioners at BHS,...

    3. March 31, 2016

      MPs warn against return of the pauper’s funeral

      Britain risks slipping back into a system of “miserable pauper’s funerals” because burial costs have risen sharply in...

    4. March 2, 2016

      Rival Brexit campaigns home in on Labour fringe MPs

      The few Labour politicians who want Britain to leave Europe have existed on the fringe of the party for decades: they...

    5. February 7, 2016

      Charity trustees should know when things are going wrong

      Whose job is it to regulate the angels? When Kids Company, which helped deprived inner-city children, imploded last...

    6. January 18, 2016

      Ex-minister urges reforms to get benefits claimants into work

      More reforms are needed to help the most disadvantaged benefits claimants find work and encourage those on low wages to...

    7. December 10, 2015

      MPs call on business to play its part in eradicating hunger

      Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has added his voice to demands from leading politicians for the government and...

    8. October 28, 2015

      UK MPs to probe reforms to state pension

      MPs will investigate how the government has told people about a planned overhaul of the state pension, in response to...

    9. October 19, 2015

      MPs warn of pension changes ‘endangering savers’

      The government has come under fire over the introduction of pension freedoms, with a committee of MPs accusing it of...

    10. June 25, 2015

      Pensions industry faces inquiry into ‘rip-offs’ after reforms

      Potential “rip-offs” by the pensions industry in the wake of government reforms are to be the target of an inquiry by...

    11. October 17, 2014

      The working classes deserve respect

      In the lovely new British film Pride, a busload of London gay activists heads for a Welsh village to support the coal...

    12. October 16, 2014

      The competing pressures on Ed Miliband

      MPs Labour’s near-defeat in Heywood & Middleton last week has sent tremors through the party’s heartlands. Frank Field,...

    13. Westminster Blog

      September 7, 2011

      Dorries' amendment might actually be scuppered by pro-lifers

      MPs are currently debating whether charities who carry out abortions should also be allowed to offer patients...

    14. February 8, 2011

      Manchester council attacks ‘ideological’ cuts

      Manchester city council accused the government of hitting the poorest hardest as it unveiled £279m of cuts over two...

    15. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2011

      Another Labour figure joins Cameron's GOAT herd

      My colleague Nick Timmins passes on the information that Julian  Le Grand, the former health adviser to Tony Blair, is...

    16. February 4, 2011

      UK creates task force to aid staff mutuals

      Julian Le Grand, former health adviser to Tony Blair, is to lead a task force aimed at helping public servants quit...

    17. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2011

      Adonis turns down government role

      I revealed in this morning’s FT that Andrew Adonis has turned down a post as the government’s fuel poverty tsar – the...

    18. January 12, 2011

      Adonis rejects Cameron job offer

      David Cameron has made his most audacious attempt so far to bring former New Labour ministers into his “big tent”...

    19. Westminster Blog

      January 7, 2011

      Former Labour minister turns down coalition job

      David Cameron has proved remarkably adept at drafting former Labour ministers into his “big tent”. It is a device...

    20. December 28, 2010

      Coalition dismisses role for David Miliband

      Downing Street on Monday night dismissed as “complete nonsense” a newspaper report that the coalition was considering...

    21. December 3, 2010

      UK report calls for child welfare overhaul

      Britain needs a “historic shift” in the way it combats child poverty, away from giving poor families more money and...

    22. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2010

      Archbishop admonishes City

      The top bankers gathered at Mansion House in the heart of London’s City financial district for a summit on restoring...

    23. October 4, 2010

      Bad actions stick, archbishop tells City

      Top bankers gathered at Mansion House on Monday morning for a summit on restoring “values and trust” in the City...

    24. September 7, 2010

      Protect Sure Start, urges poverty tsar

      Sure Start – Labour’s flagship programme for increasing the life chances of children – must be protected from the...

    25. August 15, 2010

      Alan Milburn to be social mobility tsar

      John, now Lord, Prescott, campaigning with Alan Milburn and Gordon Brown in 2005, has led the attack on Labour...

    26. July 1, 2010

      Penal enlightenment for the age of austerity

      Schools reform, welfare reform - and now prisons. Following Michael Gove's plan to liberalise education and Iain Duncan...

    27. June 21, 2010

      Chancellor's big tent faces stability test

      George Osborne has been busy enticing heavyweight figures into a "big tent", as he prepares to reshape the British...

    28. June 20, 2010

      Chancellor’s big tent faces stability test

      George Osborne has been busy enticing heavyweight figures into a “big tent”, as he prepares to reshape the British...

    29. Westminster Blog

      June 20, 2010

      Lord Prescott turns on Hutton and the "collaborators"

      While cowards flinch and traitors sneer, John Prescott keeps his red flag flying. His blog on the “collaborators” —...

    30. Westminster Blog

      May 27, 2010

      Duncan Smith thinks the unthinkable

      Back in 1997 Tony Blair famously told Frank Field to “think the unthinkable” in the effort to reduce poverty,...

    31. May 17, 2010

      Field eyes child poverty role

      Frank Field, Labour's former minister for welfare reform, is prepared to chair the independent commission on abolishing...

    32. May 16, 2010

      Field eyes child poverty role

      Frank Field, Labour’s former minister for welfare reform, is prepared to chair the independent commission on abolishing...

    33. January 19, 2010

      Pension trustees urged to review stock loan conditions

      Retirement scheme trustees are being urged by the Pensions Regulator to review the terms under which their fund...

    34. January 19, 2010

      Pension trustees urged to review stock lending conditions

      Retirement scheme trustees are being urged by the Pensions Regulator to review the terms under which their fund...

    35. January 18, 2010

      UK pension trustees urged to review lending terms

      Retirement scheme trustees are being urged by the Pensions Regulator to review the terms under which their fund...

    36. January 15, 2010

      Border control is indeed the issue

      From Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP. Sir, We welcome your even-handed assessment of the benefits and disbenefits...

    37. December 10, 2009

      Johnson plays down population forecast

      Official forecasts predicting that the UK population will reach 70m within 20 years are being used to "terrorise" the...

    38. December 9, 2009

      Johnson attacks ‘spectre’ of mass immigration

      Official forecasts predicting that the UK population will reach 70m within 20 years are being used to “terrorise” the...

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