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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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