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  1. August 11, 2013

    The right kind of resilience

    Martin Gilbert nearly quit just over 10 years ago. Surrounded by government ministers, civil servants and journalists, he...

  2. July 4, 2012

    Politicians battle for economic supremacy

    George Osborne’s aides are blunt: in the battle for economic supremacy with Ed Balls and Labour, it is a question of “kill...

  1. May 28, 2012

    Wanless, banker and policy adviser, dies

    Derek Wanless, who has died aged 64, led National Westminster Bank out of a troubled period and during the 1990s brought a...

  2. July 31, 2010

    Auditors’ role in crisis under scrutiny

    Auditors face widening scrutiny of the role they played in the financial crisis, with the launch of a new inquiry into their...

  3. July 13, 2010

    Senior bankers sound note of contrition

    Two of Britain’s senior bankers sounded a contrite note on Tuesday, accepting Treasury minister Mark Hoban’s invitation to...

  4. July 8, 2010

    Big names lead hunt for chunky margins

    It is easy to see the logic behind the latest in a string of new ventures that has emerged to compete for a slice of the UK...

  5. July 5, 2010

    Treasury Committee prepares to bare teeth

    Andrew Tyrie wrote a tract 10 years ago entitled “Mr Blair’s Poodle”, a coruscating analysis of the weakness of parliament...

  6. FT Alphaville

    June 18, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Gillian Tett: Look at state finances for the real US budget squeeze...

  7. June 17, 2010

    It is time to strip the banks of their clutter

    Last year we called for an impartial inquiry into the role of banking and the independent commission announced this week by...

  8. June 11, 2010

    'Committee of chairmen' set for select role

    Margaret Hodge, a former Labour minister, and Andrew Tyrie, a Conservative economist and former Treasury adviser, yesterday...

  9. June 10, 2010

    Hodge and Tyrie triumph in Commons votes

    Margaret Hodge, a former Labour minister, and Andrew Tyrie, a Conservative economist and former Treasury adviser,emerged as...

  10. Westminster Blog

    June 1, 2010

    Who will be the next chair of the Treasury Select Committee?

    Of all the 23 select committees in Westminster, the Treasury one matters most; and not just for the FT. Its role is to hold...

  11. May 29, 2010

    Critic of Labour policy to take seat in Lords

    Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, will take up a seat in the House of Lords - granted for services to business - as...

  12. May 28, 2010

    Critic of Labour policy to take Lords seat

    Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, will take up a seat in the House of Lords – granted for services to business – as...

  13. Westminster Blog

    May 28, 2010

    Britain's new peers - the full list of 56

    The official announcement has just come through. There are 56 new peers entering the House of Lords. There are 29 Labour, 16...

  14. May 10, 2010

    MPs laud dignified departure

    When Gordon Brown finally bowed out in public it came as little surprise to his own MPs, who had viewed him as a “dead man...

  15. April 3, 2010

    MPs urge City boards to close gender gap

    The City of London will face growing calls for Norwegian-style positive discrimination in favour of women if it fails...

  16. April 2, 2010

    MPs urge City boards to close gender gap

    A report by the Treasury select committee finds “disappointingly few” women on City boards and evidence of a “significant”...

  17. March 22, 2010

    Commission hears calls for banking reform

    A radical shake-up of numerous aspects of the banking sector – from the structure of penalty charges to the broader...

  18. February 24, 2010

    Governor and McFall deep bows

    Bank of England governor Mervyn King and Treasury committee chairman John McFall concluded months of sparring by politely...

  19. February 3, 2010

    Reforms to make banking 'socially useful'

    David Davis, who chairs the independent banking in-quiry, yesterday promised to give consumers a strong voice as he prepares...

  20. February 2, 2010

    Reforms to make banking ‘socially useful’

    David Davis, chair of the independent banking inquiry, has promised to give consumers a strong voice as he prepares a report...

  21. January 30, 2010

    John McFall to stand down as MP

    John McFall, chairman of the Commons Treasury select committee, announced last night he would stand down at the coming...

  22. December 18, 2009

    Which? sets up banking group

    David Davis, John McFall and Vince Cable were among the MPs who joined Which?, the consumer group, in setting up the Future...

  23. Money Supply

    November 24, 2009

    Too important to fail

    The Treasury Select Committee was on particularly supine form when half of the Monetary Policy Committee came to give...

  24. November 16, 2009

    Darling pressed to hold back on EU regulation

    Alistair Darling will be urged today by MPs to put the brakes on "overambitious" plans to toughen pan-European regulation...

  25. November 15, 2009

    Darling pressed to hold back on EU regulation

    Alistair Darling will be urged today by MPs to put the brakes on “overambitious” plans to toughen pan-European regulation of...

  26. November 7, 2009

    McFall makes up

    John McFall won few friends among private equity types after dragging their industry over the coals as chairman of the...

  27. November 5, 2009

    Treasury meeting swansong

    With the UKFI succession issue resolved with the appointment of Robin Budenberg , the body's chief John Kingman gave a...

  28. Westminster Blog

    November 3, 2009

    RBS rescue: The extra £10bn write-off

    So many numbers are flying around that you might not have spotted today’s real news on RBS. That is, the government has...

  29. October 14, 2009

    Sexism in the City

    Treasury select committee chairman John McFall is addressing the lack of women in senior positions in the City, looking at...

  30. September 16, 2009

    Please, let us give credit for what the banks do quite well

    From Mr Russell Julius. Sir, I have just finished reading the Philip Augur and John McFall article, “To fix the system we...

  31. Economists' Forum

    September 11, 2009

    Further reading

    From the FT: Philip Augar and John McFall: To fix the system we must break up the banks Clyde Prestowitz: Obama can help...

  32. September 10, 2009

    To fix the system we must break up the banks

    In coming up with solutions that address the immediate crisis but fail to tackle dangerous systemic issues, the Group of...

  33. Westminster Blog

    August 11, 2009

    The Tory cull of the Michaels

    Of the 20-odd Tory MPs stepping down at the next election a quarter are called Michael. Michael Mates, Michael Howard,...

  34. August 8, 2009

    MPs attack FSA over mortgage lenders

    The City watchdog has been criticised by MPs for its “seemingly leisurely” approach to disciplining lenders that charge...

  35. July 23, 2009

    MPs to probe sexism in City

    Sexism, unequal pay and male dominance in the boardroom are to be addressed by MPs in a new inquiry into the role of women...

  36. July 15, 2009

    Posen, not Palin

    Bank of England monetary policy committee's newest recruit Adam Posen got off to a good start by joking with Treasury...

  37. July 2, 2009

    MPs query MPC conflict of interest

    MPs on Thursday questioned the independence of David Miles, the newest member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

  38. June 25, 2009

    King hits at Treasury policy

    The Bank governor also heightened tensions over fiscal policy as he insisted that the government's "extraordinary" and...

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