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  1. February 4, 2014

    FT seasonal appeal raises £1.4m for World Child Cancer

    This year’s FT Seasonal Appeal has raised £1.4m for World Child Cancer, the London-based charity that helps treat sick...

  2. January 27, 2014

    UK shifts African aid focus to economic development

    The UK has announced a shake-up of aid programmes in Africa and southeast Asia, shifting away from traditional priorities...

  1. November 20, 2013

    UK to help developing nations tackle tax evasion

    Plans to spend £6m on helping developing countries crack down on tax avoidance and evasion will be announced on Wednesday,...

  2. November 14, 2013

    MPs challenged in ‘back-door funding’ row

    Nick Clegg is among more than 200 MPs facing questions over office rental arrangements that critics say amount to a...

  3. September 23, 2013

    UK pledges up to £1bn to fight killer diseases in poor countries

    The British government has pledged to give up to £1bn over the next three years to tackle infectious diseases in poor...

  4. April 30, 2013

    South Africa attacks UK decision to end development aid

    South Africa has criticised the UK’s decision to end its multimillion-pound development programme in the African nation from...

  5. April 4, 2013

    MPs question UK aid to Pakistan

    Britain should cut its aid to Pakistan if its elite continue to pay no income tax, MPs have advised, as the government comes...

  6. March 10, 2013

    Peak fares rise set to be abandoned

    Plans to charge train passengers higher fares during rush hour are set to be quietly shunted into the sidings amid...

  7. February 26, 2013

    MPs pinpoint blame for West Coast debacle

    Fundamental errors combined with a lack of leadership and common sense at the Department for Transport led to the West Coast...

  8. February 15, 2013

    Safety puts brakes on 80mph speed limit

    Plans for a new 80mph speed limit on Britain’s motorways are heading for the scrap heap amid concerns that the move could...

  9. February 11, 2013

    Doubts raised over hub airport subsidies

    Patrick McLoughlin, transport secretary, has raised doubts about the case for the taxpayer subsidising a new hub airport,...

  10. January 18, 2013

    Pledge aims to ease profiteering fears

    Contractors working for the development department will have to sign a pledge promising transparency and good value for...

  11. The A-List

    December 4, 2012

    Cutting aid to Rwanda hurts the poor without solving Africa's mineral curse

    Since April the Democratic Republic of Congo has been engulfed in civil strife. In recent weeks a rebel group, M23, has made...

  12. November 30, 2012

    UK withholds Rwanda aid after UN concerns

    The UK is withholding £21m of aid to Rwanda after the UN raised concerns that President Paul Kagame’s government is...

  13. November 16, 2012

    Aid to Uganda frozen on misuse claims

    Justine Greening has halted all aid channelled through the Ugandan government amid concerns that foreign support was being...

  14. beyondbrics

    November 9, 2012

    India: an end to British aid

    The UK will cut almost all aid to India by 2015, ending decades of financial support for the former colony that has become...

  15. November 9, 2012

    UK to end financial aid to India

    The UK will stop all financial aid to India from 2015 and make no new commitments, marking a turning point in relations...

  16. November 6, 2012

    Overseas aid delay alarms diseases expert

    Some overseas aid programmes are being slowed in the first sign the government may be bowing to Conservative backbench...

  17. November 4, 2012

    UK looks to wind down aid to India

    Justine Greening will this week outline plans to phase out Britain’s controversial aid payments to India, which are likely...

  18. Westminster Blog

    October 28, 2012

    Ministers wary on idea of two-tier road tax

    Ministers have been considering the introduction of a two-tier system of road tax under which motorists who use motorways...

  19. October 28, 2012

    Ministers look at two-tier road tax system

    Ministers are looking at a two-tier system of road tax under which motorists who use motorways and main trunk roads pay more...

  20. October 15, 2012

    BAA leaves baggage behind

    For Colin Matthews, chief executive of the airport group formerly known as BAA, the decision to drop the umbrella company’s...

  21. October 11, 2012

    Career lessons from the West Coast rail crash

    Old soldiers fade away but executive careers derail. What we know so far about the fiasco surrounding the UK’s West Coast...

  22. October 4, 2012

    Civil servants angry at rail ‘scapegoating’

    Ministers have been accused of fomenting “a crisis of confidence” in the civil service through “destructive” finger...

  23. October 3, 2012

    How franchise hit the buffers

    When Patrick McLoughlin walked into the Department for Transport on Tuesday morning, the new transport secretary cannot have...

  24. October 3, 2012

    Coalition accused of ineptitude and waste

    Precisely a month ago, the then rail minister Theresa Villiers struck an uncompromising note as she promised the government...

  25. September 17, 2012

    Greening to probe departmental spending

    Justine Greening, the international development secretary, has commissioned a probe into her department’s use of consultants...

  26. September 12, 2012

    Olympic legacy chief takes up aviation role

    The chairman of the body leading the transformation of the Olympic Park is stepping down to head a new aviation policy unit...

  27. September 7, 2012

    Airport inquiry chief raises capacity concerns

    The head of the new inquiry into Britain’s hub airport capacity crunch said on Friday that the current situation looked...

  28. September 6, 2012

    Cameron plans revenge on London mayor

    A furious David Cameron is planning revenge on Boris Johnson after the London mayor launched a series of attacks on the...

  29. September 6, 2012

    Critics hit out at Cameron over reshuffle

    David Cameron has come under fire over his handling of the Cabinet reshuffle amid reports he told Caroline Spelman, sacked...

  30. September 5, 2012

    PM seeks cross-party support on airports

    David Cameron said he will make an announcement on airports in the next few days, after a reshuffle raised expectations of a...

  31. September 4, 2012

    Reshuffle seen to pave way for Heathrow U-turn

    The removal of Justine Greening as transport secretary and the appointment of Patrick McLoughlin as her successor has been...

  32. September 4, 2012

    UK coalition reshuffle

    David Cameron was always going to be a reluctant reshuffler. The prime minister is a strong believer in ministerial...

  33. September 4, 2012

    Reshuffle is defining moment for Tories

    Labour called it the “no change” reshuffle, but David Cameron’s extensive midterm shake-up marks a defining moment for the...

  34. September 4, 2012

    Women sidelined in shake-up, say critics

    David Cameron has been accused of sidelining women in his cabinet reshuffle, despite pledging to have women in a third of...

  35. September 4, 2012

    Industry reaction to cabinet shake-up

    Reaction to David Cameron’s first reshuffle has been swift. FT reporters round-up comments from health professionals, the...

  36. September 4, 2012

    Cameron moves to secure his right flank

    Only two cabinet reshuffles in the past half-century have been very important: Harold Macmillan’s “night of the long knives”...

  37. September 3, 2012

    Virgin challenge delays rail contract

    The government has delayed the signing of a contract to hand control of the West Coast main line to FirstGroup because of a...

  38. Westminster Blog

    September 3, 2012

    Govt puts FirstGroup bid for train line on hold

    This post originally attributed the statement to Justine Greening, the transport secretary. It was actually issued by her...

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