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  1. February 19, 2014

    Phone-hacking trial: Tony Blair offered to be ‘adviser’, jury told

    Tony Blair offered to be an “adviser” to Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, tycoon Rupert Murdoch, and...

  2. The A-List

    September 9, 2013

    Abolish the BBC Trust before it does more damage

    The ghost of Tony Blair has haunted the corridors of the Westminster parliament for the past two weeks. David Cameron...

  1. March 26, 2013

    Ministers announce £20m for nuclear R&D

    The UK government is to commit more than £20m towards research and development into nuclear power as part of an industrial...

  2. November 25, 2012

    UK fights to build a nuclear legacy

    An old South Yorkshire colliery in Rotherham, which became a battleground in the UK miners’ strike of the 1980s, makes an...

  3. July 15, 2012

    Pension merger proposal gets UK councils thinking

    In his review of UK public sector pensions last March, Lord Hutton proposed pooling the assets held by the pension funds...

  4. June 19, 2012

    Doctors wrong on pensions, says Hutton

    The architect of public sector pension reform has described industrial action by doctors on Thursday as “completely wrong”,...

  5. April 29, 2012

    DWP pension managers join mutual group

    Hundreds of civil servants will be spun off into a profitmaking mutual group this week, the first in a series of moves aimed...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. New rules will decimate profits A tightening of the International Accounting Standards...

  7. April 15, 2012

    A solution may be found in DC innovation in the US

    Now that even companies such as Shell and Unilever have decided to close their defined benefit pension plans, the move in...

  8. February 29, 2012

    Cost of police pensions rises 80%

    The cost of police pensions has increased almost 80 per cent in real terms over the past 15 years to a level which is...

  9. January 31, 2012

    Report sceptical over pension savings

    Revised government proposals on pensions for public sector workers are unlikely to save much, if any, money over the long...

  10. December 20, 2011

    Threat of more pension strikes recedes

    It looks like the beginning of the end of the dispute over public sector pensions, despite a last-minute hiccup over the...

  11. September 14, 2011

    Hutton accuses unions of pension ‘mistake’

    Trade unions are suffering from a “fundamental misunderstanding” in arguing that public sector pensions are affordable...

  12. August 5, 2011

    Hutton: keen on politics from the start

    When Lord Hutton went up to Magdalen College, Oxford in 1973, he joined the Labour, Conservative and Liberal parties –...

  13. August 5, 2011

    Nuclear energy is ‘engineering of the future’

    A modest office in St James’s Square in London is the new power base of Lord Hutton, the former Labour cabinet minister. It...

  14. July 5, 2011

    Pensions linked to sell-offs, says Eagle

    David Cameron’s push for pension reform in the public sector is more about paving the way for public services to be...

  15. Westminster Blog

    June 30, 2011

    Has NUT union misled members over pension reforms?

    John Ralfe, an independent pensions expert, is convinced that the National Union of Teachers has misled members in a fact...

  16. June 24, 2011

    Hutton calls for rethink on pension changes

    The coalition must think again about plans to impose a 3 percentage point increase in pension contributions on members of...

  17. June 15, 2011

    Unions gear up for autumn battle on pensions

    Trade unions are preparing at least one 24-hour strike involving more than 2m workers across the public services this...

  18. June 15, 2011

    Civil service union votes for industrial action

    The UK’s largest civil service trade union on Wednesday voted to join thousands of other public sector workers in a strike...

  19. June 2, 2011

    Public sector pensions opt-out predicted

    Many tens of thousands of public sector workers are likely to opt out of their pension scheme when the government phases in...

  20. April 27, 2011

    Rethink urged on future pension bill

    The cost of public sector pension promises is to be calculated using a method that significantly understates the cost of...

  21. April 24, 2011

    Teachers consider strike over pensions

    Teachers’ unions are preparing to strike to defend their pensions. The National Union of Teachers – the second largest – on...

  22. April 5, 2011

    Europe feels strain as US alters Libya policy

    Transatlantic relations are being tested by the US’s refusal to lead the military mission in Libya, with figures on both...

  23. March 25, 2011

    Pension reform: just the job?

    Reading the coverage of Lord Hutton’s review of public service pensions, you could be forgiven for concluding that he had...

  24. March 23, 2011

    State workers to pay more on pensions

    Public sector workers, such as teachers, health workers and police officers, would see their annual contribution rates to...

  25. March 23, 2011

    Regular rises in pension age put on agenda

    A standing commission to recommend small but regular increases in state pension age, which could reach 70 before the middle...

  26. March 22, 2011

    Hutton has helped expose final salary pension realities

    From Dr Ros Altmann. Sir, I must take issue with Andrew Oswald’s comments on final salary pensions (Letters, March 18). He...

  27. March 18, 2011

    Removal of final salary pensions worsens inequality

    From Prof Andrew Oswald. Sir, Lord Hutton's report on pensions (“Hutton's affordable retirement scheme”, Editorial, March...

  28. March 17, 2011

    Scottish academics launch wave of pensions strikes

    Ministers were given a foretaste of battles to come over cuts to public sector pensions when academics went on strike in...

  29. March 11, 2011

    Hutton bats away googlies on a level playing field

    Towards the end of my cricketing career, some years back, I turned out for my club 3rd XI in an away fixture against the...

  30. March 11, 2011

    British institutions: the BBC

    A few minutes to 10pm in Studio N6 and the most striking thing is the serenity. Newspapers on deadline often give the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Time to embrace the Arab world The EU’s...

  32. March 10, 2011

    Pension reform makes sense up to a point

    The most important aspect of efforts to manage public spending is control over long-term promises. None is more long term...

  33. March 10, 2011

    Hutton’s affordable retirement scheme

    Appointing Lord Hutton to conduct a review of public sector pensions has turned out to be more than just clever politics for...

  34. March 10, 2011

    High-wire act fails to balance public and private

    Lord Hutton walked a wildly swinging, and deeply political, tightrope to deliver his final report on how public service...

  35. March 10, 2011

    Vital pensions questions unanswered

    The precise design of a pension for millions of public sector workers will confront George Osborne, the chancellor, with...

  36. March 10, 2011

    Q&A: Lord Hutton’s pension proposals

    What is being proposed? An end to final salary pensions in the public sector with all staff switched to ones based on...

  37. March 10, 2011

    Reactions to Hutton pensions report

    Unions: Reforms may light touch paper for action Brendan Barber, TUC chief: “Public-sector workers are already suffering a...

  38. March 10, 2011

    Unions warn of mass strikes over pensions reform

    Trade union leaders have warned that proposed reforms to public sector pensions could “light the blue touch paper” for mass...

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