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    1. September 4, 2014

      Radical shake-up proposed to ringfence NHS and social care budget

      More widespread payments of prescription charges, less generous benefits for pensioners and higher national insurance should...

    2. July 29, 2014

      UK policy not to blame for housing shortage, says economist Barker

      The economist who conducted a review of housing policy for the Labour government in 2004 believes public hostility to...

    1. June 29, 2014

      Movers & shakers: June 30

      ● Aberdeen has a new chief executive for its asset management operations in Thailand. Korawut Leenabanchong joins from UOB...

    2. May 11, 2014

      What are the government’s Help to Buy exit options?

      With so many voices clamouring for a rethink on stimulating the housing market, the chancellor is faced with five options....

    3. April 3, 2014

      King’s Fund report urges single health and social care budget

      England needs a single, ringfenced budget for health and social care, according to a report by an influential think-tank....

    4. January 22, 2014

      Protests over axing of ‘vital’ land price statistics

      The government’s decision to axe the collection of land price statistics threatens ministers’ ability to understand the...

    5. March 26, 2013

      Osborne rejigs BoE’s stability regulator

      George Osborne has rejigged the membership of the Bank of England’s powerful financial stability regulator, drafting in a...

    6. August 23, 2012

      BoE will be too powerful, warns Barker

      A former Bank of England policy maker has warned that the government is handing too much power to unelected technocrats,...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2012

      What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

      The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

    8. September 15, 2011

      Self-help plan for Northern Ireland

      From Ms Kate Barker. Sir, Suggesting that the UK would be required to pay a “heavy price” to implement corporation tax...

    9. August 21, 2011

      Tax reform ‘would boost N Ireland growth’

      Radical tax reform in Northern Ireland could be “the economic equivalent of the peace process”, according to Owen Paterson,...

    10. June 22, 2011

      Barker adds OBR feather to her cap

      Former monetary policy committee member Kate Barker has added another feather to her cap as she is named as a non-executive...

    11. May 24, 2011

      Alarm raised on Bank governance

      Government proposals to centre responsibility for banking regulation and monetary policy in the Bank of England, giving...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2011

      Pink picks -- UK budget special

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Kate Barker: Rebalancing is a distant promise A Budget for growth?...

    13. March 23, 2011

      Rebalancing is a distant promise

      A Budget for growth? We have been here before. Under Gordon Brown the Treasury unveiled numerous plans to raise productivity...

    14. Money Supply

      March 2, 2011

      Sentance replacement rumours

      The process of replacing Andrew Sentance is well underway: the job was advertised in The Economist, and apparently a lucky...

    15. February 4, 2011

      Economist moves into Wimpey

      Former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee Kate Barker, who has a self-professed “obsession with...

    16. December 11, 2010

      We’re too modest to be recognisable

      From Ms Vicky Pryce. Sir, In your People column “Brainy banter” (December 4) you bemoaned the lack of female economists at...

    17. December 4, 2010

      Brainy banter

      Chatter at the FT economists’ Christmas party at the start of the week centred on the monetary policy committee’s split over...

    18. Money Supply

      December 1, 2010

      Excessively political 2?

      It has been a bad week for Mervyn King. Accused of being excessively political around the time of the election last Thursday...

    19. November 9, 2010

      Back to Yorkshire

      Kate Barker is returning to Yorkshire Building Society as a director, a role she held before her appointment to the monetary...

    20. October 19, 2010

      Electra move

      Electra Private Equity chairman Colette Bowe has made her first board appointment since she joined in May, turning to former...

    21. July 6, 2010

      MPC becomes an all-boys club

      As Martin Weale takes the seat vacated by Kate Barker on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, the Treasury might...

    22. July 5, 2010

      Weale joins MPC as external member

      Martin Weale, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, was appointed on Monday as an external...

    23. May 24, 2010

      Inflation target-hitter is candid on MPC errors

      For a central banker tasked with controlling inflation, Kate Barker has hit the bullseye. In her nine years as an external...

    24. May 23, 2010

      Inflation target-setter candid on MPC errors

      For a central banker tasked with controlling inflation, Kate Barker has hit the bullseye. In her nine years as an external...

    25. Money Supply

      May 21, 2010

      Barker's bullseye

      As Kate Barker prepares to leave the Monetary Policy Committee, you’ve got to do the stats. She has scored a remarkable...

    26. March 16, 2010

      Fear of political impasse hurts sterling

      The pound lost ground yesterday as the prospect of a hung parliament in the UK and concerns over the country's economic...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2010

      CDS report: All quiet on the sovereign front

      European credit markets started the week on a low note, underperforming weak equity markets. The trend accelerated later in...

    28. March 15, 2010

      Fear of political impasse hurts sterling

      The pound lost ground on Monday as the prospect of a hung parliament in the UK and concerns over the country’s economic...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2010

      The valedictory Barker

      The Bank of England may have made some mistakes, but there was little anyone could do to prevent the financial tempest. At...

    30. March 9, 2010

      Weak housing sales increase price jitters

      The housing market and the high street showed signs of weakness last month, adding to jitters over the strength of the...

    31. March 9, 2010

      Weak housing sales increase price fears

      The housing market and the high street showed signs of weakness last month, adding to jitters over the strength of the...

    32. Money Supply

      February 19, 2010

      UK: Vacancy on MPC due May 31

      The Treasury expects a short vacancy on the monetary policy committee following the announcement that Kate Barker is to step...

    33. Money Supply

      October 19, 2009

      The November MPC scorecard - 1

      The past month has seen a flurry of speeches and interviews by members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee....

    34. September 24, 2009

      Bank cautious despite 'upward spiral'

      The Bank of England left the door wide open to a further expansion of quantitative easing even as it said that the economy...

    35. September 23, 2009

      Bank cautious despite ‘upward spiral’

      The Bank of England left the door wide open to a further expansion of quantitative easing even as it said that the economy...

    36. FT Alphaville

      August 19, 2009

      The governor's insatiable appetite for QE

      From the minutes of the last Bank of England monetary policy committee meeting… The Governor invited the Committee to vote...

    37. July 22, 2009

      UK home ownership policies queried

      It is unrealistic to expect everyone in Britain to become a home owner, the economist who led the government’s inquiry into...

    38. March 13, 2009

      MPC member warns on risk

      Fiscal policy may have to be more stringent when the government's finances are flush in order to maintain enough firepower...

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