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    1. July 20, 2016

      UK industry welcomes Theresa May’s strategy pledge

      The message could not be clearer: under Theresa May, Britain will have a “comprehensive industrial strategy”. Greg...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Business input at Westminster ‘up in the air’

      Business groups are becoming increasingly concerned about their lack of interaction with the government over Brexit...

    1. Nick Butler

      July 18, 2016

      Theresa May's clear-out is a chance to rethink energy policy

      A changing of the guard in an organisation is a good time at which to pause and reconsider every aspect of strategy....

    2. July 17, 2016

      Industrial strategy as a slick slogan, and as reality

      Theresa May, the UK’s prime minister, has indicated a decisive shift in the economic philosophy of the Conservative...

    3. July 15, 2016

      Redesigning Conservatism will be harder than May thinks

      Until a new prime minister promises to govern for the privileged few, make the UK less unified and ignore social...

    4. July 14, 2016

      New PM Theresa May culls Cameron’s cabinet

      Theresa May conducted a ruthless cull of David Cameron’s old cabinet as she put together a new administration with a...

    5. July 14, 2016

      Green campaigners furious as climate change ministry scrapped

      Theresa May’s decision to abolish the department of energy and climate change in Thursday’s ministerial reshuffle has...

    6. July 9, 2016

      Government ‘keen to devolve more to London’

      The government has said it is willing to agree to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s demands for more control over public...

    7. June 13, 2016

      Symantec to buy Blue Coat for $4.65bn

      Symantec shares were up almost 7 per cent on Monday morning, a day after the company said it would acquire...

    8. December 17, 2015

      Local councils face billions more in cuts

      Local councils are facing billions more in cuts and will, by the end of the decade, be expected to finance themselves...

    9. December 15, 2015

      Government adviser joins chorus of approval for UK fracking

      One of the government’s most senior scientific advisers has added his voice to calls to start fracking for shale gas in...

    10. November 27, 2015

      Minister to intervene in Lancashire fracking appeal

      Fracking in the UK has come a step closer after the communities secretary announced he would intervene to take the...

    11. November 19, 2015

      Council cash reserves rise by nearly £1bn to £22.5bn in 2014-15

      Councils have been accused of sitting on cash that could be used to help them cope with budget cuts, after official...

    12. November 19, 2015

      Whitehall to review use of development tax by councils

      Whitehall is to review a development tax introduced to benefit local people because of fears that councils are using it...

    13. November 12, 2015

      New housing supply surges by a quarter

      The supply of new housing in England has surged by a quarter in the past year as a series of planning liberalisation...

    14. November 9, 2015

      Osborne to tighten pay guidelines for senior council staff

      George Osborne, the chancellor, is to write to councils setting out tighter pay guidelines for senior public sector...

    15. September 24, 2015

      Ministers consider watering down Right to Buy plan for social landlords

      The government has signalled it is prepared to drop its threat to force housing associations to sell homes to tenants...

    16. September 21, 2015

      Yorkshire leaders urged to bury hatchet and form single region

      Yorkshire civic leaders have been urged by Greg Clark, communities secretary, to bury local rivalries and create a...

    17. August 10, 2015

      Ministers back £26m fund to buy sites for starter homes

      Ministers are investing £26m in a new fund to acquire brownfield sites which will be set aside for the development of...

    18. July 21, 2015

      Boris Johnson seeks more devolved powers for London

      Boris Johnson is seeking a new devolution deal for London as he pushes for greater powers over skills, criminal...

    19. May 29, 2015

      Greater Manchester picks interim mayor to get more power

      Buoyed by a promise from the government to “end the hoarding of power in Whitehall”, Greater Manchester appointed an...

    20. May 13, 2015

      Greg Clark faces challenge to fulfil promises on home ownership

      New communities minister Greg Clark faces the difficult task of fulfilling his party’s election promise to get more...

    21. May 12, 2015

      George Osborne’s promotion of allies sends policy signal

      George Osborne spent election day last week agonising with David Cameron at the prime minister’s Oxfordshire home over...

    22. May 11, 2015

      Profiles: David Cameron’s ministerial line-up

      After announcing the most important members of his first all-Tory cabinet on Friday and over the weekend, David Cameron...

    23. December 17, 2014

      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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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