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    1. August 3, 2014

      Isa investors can take Aim but will they hit their targets?

      Individual savings accounts are “a trusted brand” and “should be mainstream investment products”, said Mark Hoban, financial...

    2. July 18, 2014

      Senior Tory calls for central database on pensions

      A senior Tory MP has called on the government to establish a central database which would hold information on consumers’...

    1. June 13, 2014

      Why the FPC should do nothing next week

      In May it was Mark Carney. Last week it was the EU. This week it’s the IMF. For all I know, next week Pope Francis could...

    2. April 28, 2014

      City lawyer’s analysis warns of ‘uncertainty’ threat of EU exit

      Britain’s basic commercial regime would be cast into “uncertainty and doubt” by years or decades of diplomatic wrangling if...

    3. March 27, 2014

      Osborne faces questions over Co-op’s Lloyds bid

      George Osborne is facing fresh questions over whether he put undue pressure on Lloyds Banking Group to sell a portfolio of...

    4. March 10, 2014

      MP Nigel Evans used role to abuse young men, court told

      Nigel Evans, a former deputy Speaker of parliament, used his senior position to abuse young men hoping for a political...

    5. November 6, 2013

      Coalition ‘encouraged’ Co-op Bank to expand in run-up to failure

      The former chairman of the Co-operative Bank has given stark evidence of political interference in a series of deals and...

    6. September 30, 2013

      TNT Post to extend deliveries to Greater Manchester

      TNT Post, the UK’s largest private postal operator, is to extend its delivery service to Greater Manchester in November –...

    7. July 22, 2013

      DWP tells Atos Healthcare to raise standards

      The company that carries out medical assessments of people claiming sickness benefits has been told to improve after 40 per...

    8. July 22, 2013

      UK jobs scheme branded a failure

      The UK coalition government admitted on Monday that a £2,275 wage incentive to tackle youth unemployment had got off to a...

    9. June 27, 2013

      Poor results put squeeze on coalition’s work placement contractors

      Several companies running the government’s £5bn programme to get unemployed people back into work are performing so far...

    10. June 24, 2013

      Employers fail to take up subsidy to hire jobless young people

      The government has been accused of botching a flagship policy to tackle youth unemployment after fresh evidence emerged that...

    11. June 10, 2013

      Ministers postpone releasing data on youth jobs programme

      Ministers have postponed publishing data on a flagship youth jobs programme, sparking claims that the government is hiding...

    12. April 30, 2013

      Poorly performing UK work scheme providers face punishment

      Providers of the government’s welfare-to-work scheme who fail to help enough people find jobs will see their business given...

    13. April 28, 2013

      Revolution comes to town with universal credit pilot

      A market town on the edge of the Pennine hills will on Monday be the focus for the government’s welfare revolution, when a...

    14. March 20, 2013

      Jobcentres try ‘nudging’ the workless

      “Nudge” economics could be coming to jobcentres across the UK as the government tries behavioural techniques to push people...

    15. March 20, 2013

      UK jobs growth shows signs of slowdown

      Recent strength in the UK labour market is showing signs of waning with the jobless total rising, employment growing more...

    16. February 8, 2013

      MPs attack ‘poor’ decisions on claimants

      A Commons spending watchdog has accused the Department of Work and Pensions of getting too many decisions wrong in assessing...

    17. November 27, 2012

      Jobs scheme misses target

      Just two in every 100 unemployed people on the government’s £5bn back-to-work scheme found sustained employment in its first...

    18. Westminster Blog

      November 27, 2012

      Work Programme misses its target by a mile

      Mark Hoban, the employment minister, has just suffered a bit of a torrid press conference with the assorted ranks of the...

    19. November 26, 2012

      Failure expected on Work Programme target

      Fewer than five out of every 100 jobseekers are finding work through the government’s employment scheme, according to...

    20. November 20, 2012

      Progress seen in assessing work capability

      The coalition is making slow progress on improving assessment of people’s fitness to work but there have been some changes...

    21. November 13, 2012

      Government ready to delay welfare reform

      The government is prepared to delay its flagship welfare reform amid fears the complex changes may need to be more...

    22. October 17, 2012

      Part-timers push employment to UK high

      The number of people in work in the UK soared to its highest level since records began in 1971 in the three months to August...

    23. October 3, 2012

      City minister promotes tough rules to EU

      The EU should stand firm and enact tough laws on market abuse, including hefty fines for wrongdoing, the new UK City...

    24. September 12, 2012

      UK employment highest in four years

      The number of people in work has risen to its highest since May 2008, back almost to its pre-crisis peak, while the...

    25. August 1, 2012

      New resolution powers proposed for BoE

      The Bank of England would be given broad new powers to stabilise or wind up clearing houses and large investment managers...

    26. June 20, 2012

      UK official warns on Mifid over-reach

      A UK government minister will warn that proposals for incoming new regulation of European markets risk shutting off the...

    27. June 14, 2012

      Two cheers for Britain’s bank reform plans

      How well is the government planning to implement the proposals of the Independent Commission on Banking, chaired by Sir John...

    28. June 10, 2012

      Last chance to get finance reforms right

      The Treasury’s last attempt at shaking up Britain’s financial regulatory regime was not a great success. “It failed its...

    29. FT Alphaville

      April 27, 2012

      The EU budget: no solidarity during austerity

      Earlier this week the European Commission’s proposed a whooping 6.8 per cent increase for next year’s EU budget. Cue outrage...

    30. April 23, 2012

      Osborne’s Bank of England plan criticised

      George Osborne returned to the Commons on Monday after a month of criticism of his Budget, only to walk into fresh attacks...

    31. April 16, 2012

      UK warns over potential Mifid barrier

      The UK has fired a warning shot in the battle to determine sweeping new regulation of European markets by cautioning that...

    32. February 10, 2012

      Banks under fire over Project Merlin

      The UK’s five main banks have come under fire for missing their Project Merlin target for lending to smaller businesses by...

    33. January 13, 2012

      Aon to relocate headquarters to London

      Aon is to become the first ever US S&P 500 company to become domiciled in the UK after the insurance broker unveiled plans...

    34. December 23, 2011

      ‘Excessive’ surcharges on card purchases to be banned

      Airlines and online retailers are to be banned from levying “excessive” and opaque surcharges on card purchases next year,...

    35. December 8, 2011

      Equality set to cost female drivers £900m

      Women could pay £900m more collectively for their car insurance and men £600m less each year when the UK introduces...

    36. December 6, 2011

      City pay pressure rises for banks

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and other leading international banks may be forced to reveal the pay of their top...

    37. December 6, 2011

      Tax boost for Isa investors in failed banks

      Savers who hold Individual Savings Accounts (Isas) with banks that fail will retain the tax-free status of their money, and...

    38. November 21, 2011

      Minister sidesteps criticism of Virgin deal

      The City minister on Monday sidestepped criticism that the unusual structure of Virgin Money’s bid for Northern Rock had...

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