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  1. January 4, 2014

    Swinson admits cultural shift still needed on paternity leave

    Plans to allow working fathers more time off to care for babies will have little impact without a huge cultural shift in...

  2. November 18, 2013

    London living

    Contrary to popular legend, the streets of London are not paved with gold. The relentless influx of people and money into...

  1. November 18, 2013

    London needs higher minimum wage, says report

    London should have a higher minimum wage than the rest of the country, according to research that suggests raising the...

  2. March 12, 2013

    Lobbyists beef up links with Labour

    Lobbying companies are scrambling to hire former Labour figures as the business world wakes up to the possibility that the...

  3. November 28, 2011

    A pep talk for Osborne: there is one way left to boost growth

    The run-up to an autumn statement is a stressful time for the Treasury machine. Despite the best efforts of its mandarins to...

  4. October 16, 2011

    Treasury launches probe into crisis response

    The Treasury is seeking to learn lessons from its stuttering initial response to the financial crisis in an internal review...

  5. March 7, 2011

    Study calls for Treasury culture shake-up

    Cutting the deficit and reforming the public services in the years ahead will “test the Treasury to its core”, according to...

  6. October 4, 2010

    Toughening up on cuts might not reduce the deficit

    From Ms Ann Pettifor and Emeritus Prof Victoria Chick. Sir, Kitty Ussher (“Miliband must toughen up on cuts”, Comment,...

  7. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis  and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Currencies clash in new age of beggar-my-neighbour...

  8. September 28, 2010

    Miliband must toughen up on cuts

    As Ed Miliband stood up to give his first speech as Labour’s leader, he faced a dilemma. He is under pressure from many...

  9. July 1, 2010

    The Tories are taking too big a risk with growth

    The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has no legal basis, no forecasting history, borrowed staff and sketchy...

  10. June 24, 2010

    Consultants all

    Former government ministers with clearance for new jobs in business since the May election are, so far, relatively...

  11. June 18, 2009

    Treasury minister resigns over expenses

    Gordon Brown suffered the loss of a minister to expenses allegations last night when Kitty Ussher, a junior Treasury...

  12. June 17, 2009

    Treasury minister quits over expenses

    Gordon Brown has suffered the loss of a minister to expense allegations after Kitty Ussher, a junior Treasury minister, quit...

  13. December 21, 2008

    MPs condemn plan for loans to poor

    Ministers were forced into an embarrassing U-turn on Sunday after contentious proposals to charge interest on emergency...

  14. Westminster Blog

    October 3, 2008

    Newsflash: Paul Myners to be City minister

    City heavy hitter Paul Myners is replacing Kitty Ussher as City minister. Myners, chairman of Guardian Media Group and chair...

  15. September 26, 2008

    Spat over apparent Tory gaffe

    The Tories were last night embroiled in a row with Labour after a shadow cabinet member was accused of suggesting the...

  16. September 23, 2008

    Plaudits from all sides for speech

    Gordon Brown arrived in Manchester amid predictions he would be attending his own political funeral. In the event, the prime...

  17. September 22, 2008

    Government insists it is pro-business

    Labour remains a "probusiness government" in spite of its new-found rhetorical aversion to City greed, Gordon Brown said...

  18. July 23, 2008

    Banks should pay upfront into emergency failure fund, says King

    Banks should pay up front to build a multi-billion pound fund that would help compensate depositors quickly when an...

  19. July 22, 2008

    King seeks emergency failure fund

    Banks should pay upfront to build a multi-billion pound fund that would help compensate depositors quickly when an...

  20. July 14, 2008

    City chiefs plot rights issues shake-up

    Banks, fund managers and politicians are to meet today to talk through some of the flaws and inefficiencies of the...

  21. July 7, 2008

    Tory tax pledge to 'share pain' of fuel rises

    Fuel duty would rise and fall in step with global oil prices under a radical proposal put forward by the Conservatives...

  22. July 6, 2008

    Tory plan to ‘share pain’ of fuel rises

    Fuel duty would rise and fall in step with global oil prices under a radical proposal put forward by the Conservatives. But...

  23. July 3, 2008

    City fears on migrant points given a hearing

    City leaders have welcomed a government pledge to work with them on ironing out problems with the new points-based system...

  24. July 3, 2008

    City fears over migrant points given a hearing

    City leaders have welcomed a government pledge to work with them on ironing out problems with the new points-based system...

  25. June 27, 2008

    City leaders to attend migrants summit

    City leaders are to hold an immigration summit with ministers next week amid fears that a new points-based system for...

  26. June 27, 2008

    Employers to press UK ministers on migrant rules

    Leading members of London's financial services industry are to meet government ministers next week amid fears that new...

  27. June 26, 2008

    Employers press UK ministers on migrants

    Leading members of London’s financial services industry are to meet government ministers next week amid fears that new...

  28. June 10, 2008

    City fears soothed on executive pay

    Britain will lead the fight against growing European calls for a crackdown on executive pay and bonuses, Kitty Ussher, the...

  29. June 10, 2008

    UK vows to resist call for top pay curbs

    Britain will lead the fight against growing European calls for a crackdown on executive pay and bonuses, Kitty Ussher, UK...

  30. June 9, 2008

    City fears soothed on executive pay

    Britain will lead the fight against growing European calls for a crackdown on executive pay and bonuses, Kitty Ussher, the...

  31. May 23, 2008

    Revenue IT error delays poor families' payments

    Revenue & Customs has suffered another computer glitch, leaving up to 100,000 low-income families awaiting payments, it...

  32. May 22, 2008

    Revenue IT error delays family payments

    HM Revenue & Customs has suffered another computer glitch, leaving up to 100,000 low-income families awaiting payments, it...

  33. May 19, 2008

    Britain to press ahead with Islamic bond

    Britain will announce its determination to launch the first Islamic bonds by a western government, in the clearest sign yet...

  34. May 19, 2008

    UK poised to become first western country to issue Islamic bonds

    Britain will announce today its determination to launch the first Islamic bonds by a western government, in the clearest...

  35. May 15, 2008

    City soothed on fears of talent bar

    The new points-based immigration system will not hinder Britain's financial services sector from attracting "the most...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2007

    Another day, another Chinese investment fund -- and Britain can't wait

    Inspired, perhaps, by Beijing’s ambitious investment schemes, Shanghai’s city government is setting up a financial...

  37. December 5, 2007

    Britain 'open to business' from sovereign wealth funds

    The head of China's sovereign wealth fund will be told next week that his $200bn (£97bn) business is welcome in London,...

  38. December 5, 2007

    City minister to extend welcome to Chinese sovereign wealth fund

    The head of China Investment Corporation, Beijing's sovereign wealth fund, will be told next week that his $200bn (£97bn)...

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