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  1. April 2, 2013

    HBOS chiefs to be slated for failure

    The men who ran HBOS in the lead-up to its collapse face castigation on Thursday in a damning parliamentary report that...

  2. March 20, 2013

    ‘Shares for rights’ policy defeated in Lords

    George Osborne’s “shares for workers’ rights” plan suffered a serious setback on Wednesday night as peers voted against the...

  1. March 15, 2013

    Call for UK proprietary trading crackdown

    A crackdown on UK banks from trading on their own account has been urged by a commission of MPs and peers set up to make...

  2. March 11, 2013

    Osborne attacked over City reform bill

    George Osborne was accused by Labour on Monday of showing “contempt” for parliament, after he refused to back calls from...

  3. March 11, 2013

    Great and good flex banking muscles

    The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards has flexed its muscles more forcefully than George Osborne ever expected....

  4. March 11, 2013

    Bank commission demands tougher rules

    A parliamentary revolt against the Treasury could force UK banks to meet tougher leverage ratios than their global rivals....

  5. March 6, 2013

    Bankers dodge tomato throwers’ projectiles

    The tomato throwing is over. The stocks have been packed away. And Andrew Tyrie MP, the man in charge of the public...

  6. February 5, 2013

    Barclays’ lessons learnt put to the test

    Seven months after Bob Diamond’s glorious kamikaze performance in front of a parliamentary committee, his successors in...

  7. February 4, 2013

    Osborne threatens to break up banks

    George Osborne will warn banks on Monday that they will be broken up unless they comply fully with rules to make the...

  8. January 31, 2013

    EU renegotiation set to fail, says Lawson

    David Cameron’s plan to negotiate a better deal with Europe is likely to fail and the British people will see through any...

  9. December 16, 2012

    UK banks face threat of forced break-up

    UK banks are facing the backstop threat of a break-up if they fail to comply with the proposed ringfencing of their retail...

  10. October 22, 2012

    Further setback for bank ringfence plan

    Sir John Vickers’ recommendations on ringfencing banks’ retail operations looked increasingly likely to be amended following...

  11. July 22, 2012

    Osborne faces fresh fire over economy

    George Osborne will face fresh fire this week, with official figures expected to show the economy has contracted for a third...

  12. July 20, 2012

    Osborne advised to drop strategist role

    George Osborne has been advised by former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson to step back from his role as the government’s chief...

  13. March 25, 2012

    Banks, bonuses and bad accountancy

    A far too little-discussed feature of the financial debacle of the past five years is the role of flawed accounting and...

  14. March 11, 2012

    Report attacks plan to raise personal tax threshold

    The coalition’s ambition to increase the personal tax allowance to £10,000 is to come under fire on Monday as an expensive...

  15. February 14, 2012

    Focus on business as a force for good

    From Mr Stephen Pattison. Sir, In the current febrile atmosphere, supporters of business need a more careful approach than...

  16. February 10, 2012

    Little chance of prudent banking types winning against swashbucklers

    From Ms Gillian Clough. Sir, Nigel Lawson is not the only one “apprehensive about the ability to have two completely...

  17. February 9, 2012

    Auditors debate the future, but live in the present

    From Mr John Griffith-Jones. Sir, Lord Lawson makes two interesting points about the audit and accounting profession...

  18. February 8, 2012

    Now Davey can abolish his job

    From Lord Lawson. Sir, I would like, as a former energy secretary, to wish Ed Davey, the new secretary of state for energy...

  19. February 7, 2012

    Lawson urges Brussels over auditing reforms

    A former chancellor of the exchequer in the House of Lords has urged the European Commission to strengthen proposed...

  20. May 28, 2011

    Wrong to only detail errors of others

    From Mr Forbes Elworthy. Sir, I was curious to read Nigel Lawson’s comments on fixed exchange rates and climate change (“We...

  21. May 20, 2011

    Bank economist signals rate rises

    Families should plan for interest rates to rise gradually over the next two years, the Bank of England’s chief economist...

  22. March 30, 2011

    Lords auditing report is warm-up act for Brussels

    The House of Lords played a role in the creation of modern auditing. Peers boast of how their Victorian predecessors helped...

  23. January 10, 2011

    Dialogue will be to investors’ benefit

    From Mr Ian Powell. Sir, In his interview with Lord Lawson (“Quiet chats should ring alarm bells”, January 5), Adam Jones...

  24. January 6, 2011

    Look behind the myth of global imbalances

    Nigel Lawson was the longest serving as well as the most controversial of Margaret Thatcher’s chancellors. His inaugural...

  25. December 20, 2010

    Details of secret bank talks revealed

    Fresh details have emerged of secret talks between bank auditors and the government during the financial crisis, as...

  26. December 3, 2010

    BAA lands itself a sure-fire director

    Rachel Lomax, BAA director Former Bank of England deputy governor Rachel Lomax adds another feather to her cap as she joins...

  27. September 14, 2010

    ‘Climategate’ inquiries ‘flawed’, sceptics say

    Inquiries that cleared scientists from the UK’s University of East Anglia of wrongdoing in the “climategate” report by a...

  28. June 26, 2010

    Hintze celebrates a fine decade

    Friendly hedge fund rivals Michael Hintze and Paul Ruddock traded jibes at the 10th anniversary party for Mr Hintze's CQS...

  29. June 23, 2010

    Tory rank-and-file wary about tax rises

    Senior Tories sounded the alarm about the size and substance of the Budget tax rises while applauding the chancellor's...

  30. June 23, 2010

    Tory rank-and-file wary about tax rises

    Jibe-talking: Harriet Harman accused the Lib Dems of cutting thousands of jobs for the sake of their ‘22 ministerial jobs’...

  31. June 11, 2010

    Banking's chief interrogator

    Bankers called to account by the government will be grilled by Andrew Tyrie, a trained economist, in his new role as...

  32. June 9, 2010

    Call to scrap ban on tax law scrutiny by Lords

    The century-old ban on the House of Lords scrutinising tax legislation should be lifted as part of a radical overhaul of the...

  33. June 9, 2010

    Osborne tells ministers they may be forced to make 15-20% cuts

    George Osborne told cabinet colleagues they might have to make spending cuts of 20 per cent or more as he turned his sights...

  34. June 8, 2010

    Osborne warns cabinet of cuts of up to 20%

    George Osborne has told cabinet colleagues they might have to make spending cuts of 15-20 per cent or more as he turned his...

  35. May 28, 2010

    Capital gains spat

    Britain’s new push-me-pull-you government has encountered its first chorus of discontent. The coalition agreement released...

  36. March 2, 2010

    Climate research director admits to writing 'some very awful e-mails'

    The scientist at the centre of the "climategate" scandal has made his strongest admission yet of errors in sending e-mails...

  37. March 1, 2010

    Climate expert admits to ‘awful e-mails’

    The scientist at the centre of the “climategate” scandal has made his strongest admission yet of errors in sending e-mails...

  38. December 4, 2009

    'Climate saboteurs' attacked

    Leading Conservatives who have challenged the government's policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions are "climate saboteurs"...

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