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  1. April 29, 2014

    JLT investors react to Sassoon appointment

    Jardine Lloyd Thompson has suffered an investor revolt over the appointment of former UK Treasury minister Lord Sassoon to...

  2. March 13, 2013

    No 10 ready to benefit from charm offensive

    From day one of the coalition David Cameron has banged the drum for British business overseas, emphasising his desire for...

  1. January 3, 2013

    Click-and-collect beats stand-and-deliver

    Like a turkey-and-trimmings dinner, a surge in online retailing has become a popular custom over the festive season....

  2. April 27, 2012

    Churches reprieved from new VAT charge

    George Osborne has promised to reimburse listed churches for the VAT his Budget imposed on building alterations, after the...

  3. November 23, 2011

    Mission to woo Mideast investors

    Britain has launched an ambitious effort to raise capital for infrastructure investment from oil-rich Middle Eastern states...

  4. November 23, 2011

    ‘For sale’ sign goes up over UK infrastructure projects

    George Osborne will next week hang a “for sale” sign over British infrastructure projects worth tens of billions of pounds,...

  5. Westminster Blog

    November 2, 2011

    Lord Green's matchmaking finally revealed

    After painful months of matchmaking UKTI have officially announced which ministers will be paired with whom as the trade...

  6. July 19, 2011

    Ministers see PFI savings of £1.5bn

    Ministers aim to save £1.5bn on the cost of the 459 operational private finance initiative contracts in England. But the...

  7. February 16, 2011

    Treasury struggles to win PFI rebates

    The Queen’s Hospital in Romford, east London The Treasury is struggling to get investors in private finance initiative...

  8. January 10, 2011

    Move on Aim shares would boost liquidity

    From Mr Tim Ward. Sir, David Blackwell reports on the government’s refusal to allow Aim shares to be included in individual...

  9. January 5, 2011

    Government should take Aim and target ISAs

    Aim has always been an easy target and news over the Christmas holiday period has provided plenty more ammunition for its...

  10. December 21, 2010

    Builders help find £3bn public savings

    The UK’s largest construction companies have helped the government cut £3bn ($5bn) a year from the cost of building schools,...

  11. December 9, 2010

    FSA challenge

    City minister Lord Sassoon tried to brush off questions about the FSA’s report on RBS and its purchase of ABN Amro in the...

  12. FT Alphaville

    November 3, 2010

    The parliamentary Foundation X-files [updated]

    Words … kind of fail here. Thanks to blogger Hopi Sen, we present — without too much comment — the following, from a recent...

  13. November 3, 2010

    Bonuses debate

    Treasury minister Lord Sassoon only managed a mealy mouthed response in a debate on bankers’ bonuses in the House of Lords...

  14. September 17, 2010

    City congregates for Sir Brian

    Chancellor George Osborne joined Bank of England governor Mervyn King and HSBC chairman Stephen Green at St Paul’s Cathedral...

  15. July 27, 2010

    Future generations will curse us for cutting in a slump

    In 1937 Keynes wrote: “The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity at the Treasury.” Jean-Claude Trichet,...

  16. June 12, 2010

    Lords for jobs

    Leading job market candidate and former City minister Lord Myners made a notable appearance at search firm Korn Ferry/...

  17. June 11, 2010

    Myners v Sassoon

    Lord Myners may be gone from his role as City minister but he is determined not to be forgotten as he tussles with Lord...

  18. June 9, 2010

    Treasury pledges corporate levy reform 'road map'

    Reform to corporation tax is set to be staggered over a five-year period, Whitehall insiders said yesterday, as a Treasury...

  19. June 8, 2010

    Corporate levy reform to be staggered

    Reform to corporation tax is set to be staggered over a five-year period, Whitehall insiders said on Tuesday, as a Treasury...

  20. May 18, 2010

    Cameron in no hurry to reform Lords

    David Cameron is planning to create a number of new Conservative peers to occupy ministerial jobs, but the prime minister is...

  21. May 17, 2010

    Cameron in no hurry to reform Lords

    David Cameron is planning to create a number of new Conservative peers to occupy ministerial jobs, but the prime minister is...

  22. May 15, 2010

    Ministerial line-up nears final touches

    Sir James Sassoon is to be ennobled and given a job in the Treasury as David Cameron comes closer to completing his first...

  23. May 15, 2010

    Ministerial line-up nears final touches

    Sir James Sassoon is to be ennobled and given a job in the Treasury as David Cameron comes closer to completing his first...

  24. September 19, 2009

    Bankers toast a bygone era

    The days before the Big Bang, when relationships counted for everything in the City, were recalled at UBS's 25th...

  25. July 21, 2009

    Cameron bankers

    The old school in the City were among those consulted on the Tory party white paper on banking, led by 75-year-old former...

  26. June 10, 2009

    Sir John rolls from left to right

    Rolls-Royce boss Sir John Rose merited special mention by shadow chancellor George Osborne in his ABI speech, praising the...

  27. March 25, 2009

    Cameron wants Bank to enforce City discipline

    David Cameron yesterday backed plans to restore the "eyebrow of the Bank of England governor" to a central role in...

  28. March 24, 2009

    Cameron wants bank to enforce City discipline

    David Cameron on Tuesday backed plans to restore the “eyebrow of the Bank of England governor” to a central role in...

  29. March 11, 2009

    The case for a Glass-Steagall ‘lite’

    Since, by common consent, we are immersed in the worst financial crisis since 1929, it is not surprising some of the old...

  30. March 10, 2009

    Regulatory monopolies

    What a reading list. Sir James Sassoon has added his 83 pages on UK regulatory reform to tomes from the European Commission...

  31. March 9, 2009

    Regulatory monopolies

    What a reading list. Sir James Sassoon has added his 83 pages on UK regulatory reform to tomes from the European Commission,...

  32. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, The Future of Capitalism: Martin Wolf on the failure of deregulated...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2009

    FSA needs overhaul, says Tory-funded review

    The Financial Services Authority should be overhauled and might even be replaced, according to a review commissioned by the...

  34. March 9, 2009

    Overhaul of FSA needed, says review

    The Financial Services Authority should be overhauled and might even be replaced, according to a review commissioned by the...

  35. March 8, 2009

    FSA needs overhaul, says Tory-funded review

    The Financial Services Authority should be overhauled and might even be replaced, according to a review commissioned by the...

  36. March 8, 2009

    Britain deserves better financial regulation

    The UK’s tripartite financial stability regime needs fundamental reform. The Bank of England has admitted this, the...

  37. October 9, 2008

    Higgs memorial

    Undeterred by the banking crisis, those gathered yesterday at Sir Derek Higgs' memorial service in Bishopsgate resembled an...

  38. September 28, 2008

    Disparate ideas give no quick fix

    The Tories scored an undoubted coup on Sunday by recruiting the chancellor’s erstwhile ambassador to the City to head their...

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