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  1. June 26, 2012

    Families pushed to ‘brink’, finds survey

    An increasing number of families in the UK are being pushed to “the brink” as the downturn bites, according to research by a...

  2. September 18, 2011

    Lloyds finance director resigns

    Tim Tookey, Lloyds’ finance director, has resigned from Britain’s biggest high-street lender to become chief financial...

  1. July 8, 2011

    Bash at Crooked Cricketers

    At News International’s Christmas bash last year, hosted by James Murdoch, its papers – The Sunday Times, The Times, News of...

  2. March 31, 2011

    Sir Win’s lead role in CEO search

    In an unusual move for a FTSE chairman, Lloyds’ Sir Win Bischoff laid out last year’s selection process for the bank’s chief...

  3. June 25, 2010

    New finance face

    A new face has emerged in the UK financial services industry boardroom with Pasternoster chairman Ron Sandler's hiring of...

  4. June 15, 2010

    Healthy board job

    It could have been the lure of benefits including private medical insurance and health screening that attracted branding...

  5. March 23, 2010

    Lloyds succession plans next

    The retirement of the head of Lloyds' remuneration committee, Wolfgang Berndt , rumoured last week, leaves open the...

  6. September 30, 2009

    Blue-chip pension blues

    In 2006, Mark Wood hired the bluest of blue-chip blokes for the Paternoster board: Lord Turner, Ron Sandler, Sir Howard...

  7. May 23, 2009

    Crombie bolsters board at RBS

    Royal Bank of Scotland has continued the overhaul of its board by appointing Sir Sandy Crombie as a nonexecutive director....

  8. May 23, 2009

    Crombie bolsters RBS board

    Royal Bank of Scotland has continued the overhaul of its board by appointing Sir Sandy Crombie as a non-executive director....

  9. May 22, 2009

    RBS appoints Crombie to board

    Royal Bank of Scotland has continued the overhaul of its board by appointing Sir Sandy Crombie as a non-executive director....

  10. May 21, 2009

    Brussels could seek slimmed-down Lloyds as aid condition

    Alistair Darling, the UK chancellor, is bracing for an order by the European Commission seeking the shrinking of Lloyds...

  11. May 21, 2009

    Treasury braced for Brussels order on Lloyds

    Alistair Darling, chancellor, is braced for an order by the European Commission seeking the shrinking of Lloyds Banking...

  12. May 20, 2009

    UK braced for call to shrink Lloyds

    Alistair Darling, chancellor, is braced for an order by the European Commission seeking the shrinking of Lloyds Banking...

  13. May 18, 2009

    Possible candidates to replace Blank

    One leading candidate to succeed Sir Victor Blank as Lloyds’ chairman is Sir Win Bischoff, former chairman of Citigroup, the...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 18, 2009

    Lloyds chairman Blank will step down

    Sir Victor Blank will step down as chairman of Lloyds Banking Group by the bank’s annual meeting in 2010, in an effort to...

  15. May 18, 2009

    UK bank chief to quit after anger on takeover

    Sir Victor Blank will step down as chairman of Lloyds Banking Group by the time of the bank's annual meeting in 2010, in an...

  16. May 8, 2009

    Treasury doors

    While City minister Lord Myners and ex-Citigroup chairman Sir Win Bischoff were going in one door at the Treasury...

  17. April 22, 2009

    Leitch steps up

    Compared with Lord Cairns, it will probably be a busier life for Lord Leitch , who steps up to the mark as senior director...

  18. February 18, 2009

    Finance tips

    A quick glance at Lloyds Banking Group's board shows that chairman Sir Victor Blank , Ewan Brown , formerly of Sir Angus...

  19. September 27, 2008

    Gourmet evening

    The credit crunch did not stop 160 guests from tucking into a five-course meal created by Michel Roux , who brought...

  20. June 21, 2008

    Starry night

    The all-female troupe of pink party frock-wearing young violinists, the clement weather and the view from the wide terrace...

  21. April 29, 2008

    Skills guru launches scathing attack on government

    The man called in by ministers to set out Britain's long-term skills strategy has delivered an embarrassingly frank...

  22. April 28, 2008

    Skills guru’s launchesscathing attack rebukeon government

    The man called in by ministers to set out Britain’s long-term skills strategy has delivered an embarrassingly frank...

  23. April 7, 2008

    Employers slow to sign government skills pledge

    Less than 15 per cent of organisations have signed up to the employer skills pledge, one of the main planks of the...

  24. February 27, 2008

    Vocational targets in doubt despite record skill awards

    The number of people awar-ded vocational qualifications has risen to a record high, but the pace of growth has continued to...

  25. September 12, 2007

    Summit boost for in-house training schemes

    Proposals to put employers in the driving seat in raising the skills of Britain's workforce by allowing in-house training...

  26. July 19, 2007

    Denham outlines rethink over skills review

    Plans to give employers control of the national skills training budget by 2010 have been dropped by the government in spite...

  27. July 16, 2007

    Green light for radical training scheme

    Radical proposals to transform vocational training in England and give business greater control over how public money is...

  28. June 29, 2007

    Balls weighs in with new funding regime

    Ed Balls yesterday took control of a superministry covering schools and the family and immediately announced a change in...

  29. June 15, 2007

    Background

    Skills have long obsessed the government, which fears that the UK will fall behind economic competitors with better...

  30. June 15, 2007

    Business spurns 'patronising' government skills drive

    The private sector has shied away from the government's push to encourage businesses to give basic skills training to...

  31. May 31, 2007

    Tide turns as business backs Tories

    The Tories' increasing success in wooing funds from the City was underlined yesterday, when one of the UK's biggest...

  32. May 30, 2007

    Tide turns as business backs Tories

    The Tories’ increasing success in wooing funds from the City was underlined on Wednesday, when one of the UK’s biggest...

  33. May 23, 2007

    Using skills 'pledge' will help business to shine

    From Mr Brendan Barber. Sir, It is hugely disappointing to hear so many employers writing off the new Skills Pledge before...

  34. May 23, 2007

    Leitch proposals are superfluous

    From Baroness Jo Valentine. Sir, Your article ("Business reluctant to make skills 'pledge May 21), indicating that...

  35. May 21, 2007

    Business reluctant to make skills 'pledge'

    Nearly half of employers are unlikely to sign up to the government's voluntary skills "pledge", with many companies...

  36. March 26, 2007

    State funding urged for skills training provided by companies

    In-house training provided by businesses should receive state funding and lead to nationally recognised credentials, the...

  37. March 12, 2007

    CBI warning on lack of science graduates

    A long-term decline in numbers of scientists and engineers will leave Britain lagging behind international competitors and...

  38. January 17, 2007

    Unwin to step down at UBM

    United Business Media is to search for a new chairman this year. Geoff Unwin announced plans to stand down by the end of...

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