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    1. 14 hours ago

      UK ministers unveil science strategy with £6bn spending pledges

      A commitment to spend £6bn building and updating research facilities over the next five years is at the heart of the...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Postgraduate loan system would be ‘eminently affordable’

      A national postgraduate loan system would be “eminently affordable”, according to research from the Institute of Public...

    1. August 14, 2014

      University admissions poised to top 500,000

      One of the anomalies of this year’s A-level results is that more school leavers than ever will be going to UK universities,...

    2. June 18, 2014

      Local growth fund set to announce £2bn winning bids

      Winning bids for a £2bn pot of central government money to be handed over to English regions will be announced next month,...

    3. March 25, 2014

      Ministers warn over £2bn regional growth bids

      Ministers may refuse to hand out £2bn of money allocated to help boost economies outside London, after judging many of the...

    4. March 11, 2013

      London to bolster Islamic finance credentials

      The UK government has set up an “Islamic finance task force” to reinforce London’s position as the dominant western hub for...

    5. February 17, 2013

      Treasury acts on hedging product mis-sale

      Banks could face a wave of small companies demanding the suspension of potentially mis-sold interest rate hedging products...

    6. February 6, 2013

      Clamour mounts for UK banking clean-up

      Greg Clark, City minister, promised to make Britain’s banks the cleanest in the world after what he called “another day of...

    7. January 31, 2013

      Lenders seek to cap latest scandal

      The order for Britain’s biggest banks to review all sales of interest rate hedging products to small businesses is the...

    8. January 27, 2013

      Businesses concerned over swap compensation

      Leaders of small businesses say they are “gravely concerned” that a compensation scheme to be announced by the Financial...

    9. October 29, 2012

      Twenty cities to be given more control

      Twenty cities are being given the chance to wrest powers from central government in a drive to boost economic growth across...

    10. October 17, 2012

      Libor to be regulated ‘without delay’

      The setting of Libor will become a regulated activity and submitting false information or otherwise tampering with the...

    11. October 16, 2012

      Clark warns banks to purge tainted staff

      Britain’s banks must purge those remaining staff who are tainted by scandal or who fail to grasp the need for a complete...

    12. October 3, 2012

      City minister promotes tough rules to EU

      The EU should stand firm and enact tough laws on market abuse, including hefty fines for wrongdoing, the new UK City...

    13. September 28, 2012

      Libor reform to become law next year

      Investors, government ministers and industry groups across the UK have welcomed Martin Wheatley’s plan to reform Libor as a...

    14. September 28, 2012

      UK promises to reform Libor

      Martin Wheatley’s plan to reform Libor in the wake of a rate-fixing scandal has been welcomed by senior figures in...

    15. September 18, 2012

      Financial regulator’s powers outlined

      The government plans to give the UK’s new financial stability regulator powers to impose capital surcharges on lending to...

    16. July 4, 2012

      Cities grab government purse strings

      England’s provincial cities are to receive power over billions of pounds in central government spending on transport, skills...

    17. May 7, 2012

      Regional policy battered after local vote

      With the government’s regional policy in tatters after nine out of the 12 biggest English cities refused to embrace elected...

    18. May 7, 2012

      UK cities seek powers to boost growth

      A dozen cities in the south-east have called on the government to launch a second round of “city deals”, under which powers...

    19. April 17, 2012

      Cities cool on offer to elect a mayor

      Plans for elected mayors could be a damp squib, with as few as three cities voting in favour in next month’s referendums,...

    20. April 12, 2012

      Cross-party group pushes case for elected mayors

      Greg Clark is on a mission to correct what he sees as Labour’s “emasculation” of Britain’s largest cities and its obsession...

    21. March 29, 2012

      Mayoral race lures MP from Labour’s top team

      A senior member of Labour’s frontbench team is set to quit the shadow cabinet to run for mayor of Birmingham amid...

    22. March 27, 2012

      Planning laws unveiled with pro-growth pledge

      Unveiling the biggest shake-up of planning laws in half a century, ministers sought on Tuesday to assuage the green lobby’s...

    23. March 27, 2012

      Better laid plans

      The UK coalition government has admirably stuck to its guns in its reform of the planning regime in England, based on a...

    24. March 27, 2012

      Planning rules make growth the key

      Britain’s complex planning rules have been slimmed down to a 50-page set of guidelines, which ministers claim will give new...

    25. March 20, 2012

      Manchester to ‘earn back’ some tax paid by business

      Greater Manchester will keep some of the national taxes its businesses pay in what government says is a UK first and...

    26. January 24, 2012

      Elections of mayors planned for November

      Elections for mayors in up to 11 of England’s biggest cities will go ahead in November – subject to the outcome of...

    27. January 22, 2012

      Economic disparities among cities widening

      Economic disparities among Britain’s cities are widening as they feel the impact of the downturn, according to an annual...

    28. Westminster Blog

      December 8, 2011

      Clegg slams Tory colleagues who "polarise" public v private sectors

      Nick Clegg is to sound a critical note against his Tory cabinet colleagues by warning in a speech that the debate about cuts...

    29. December 8, 2011

      Clegg cautions Tories over cuts agenda

      Nick Clegg is to sound a critical note against his Tory cabinet colleagues by warning in a speech that the debate about cuts...

    30. Westminster Blog

      October 5, 2011

      Full steam ahead for controversial planning reforms

      One of the dogs that didn’t bark this week was the planning row between the National Trust et al and the government. Those...

    31. Westminster Blog

      September 29, 2011

      How presumption in favour of development existed for half a century

      The tactics in the battle of Daily Telegraph v George Osborne/Greg Clark over the planning system are the equivalent of...

    32. September 20, 2011

      Oh the innocence of the BC days

      Those innocent days BC – before the coalition – seem a distant memory for Liberal Democrats, meeting in conditions of...

    33. Westminster Blog

      September 20, 2011

      Ministers authorise more than 6,000 homes against local wishes

      A little-known facet of the planning system is that scores of big decisions every year are taken not by locals but from...

    34. September 19, 2011

      Housebuilding data undermine localism claim

      Ministers have authorised the construction of more than 6,000 homes against the wishes of elected councillors since the...

    35. Westminster Blog

      September 19, 2011

      Greg Clark love-bombed by Lib Dems

      Nestled amongst the yellow revellers at CentreForum’s Lib Dem bash late last night was none other than Greg Clark, the Tory...

    36. Westminster Blog

      September 12, 2011

      The reality at the heart of the planning row

      The row over changes to the planning system has been both angry and loud, polarising opinion in a stark manner. On the one...

    37. September 7, 2011

      National Trust demands assurance on planning

      The National Trust has rebuffed a ministerial invitation to start talks on the coalition’s planning reforms until it gets an...

    38. September 6, 2011

      Insurrection in the sceptred isle

      Forget mindless rioting in UK cities. Rebellion in the countryside could yet be a more insidious problem for David Cameron....

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