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  1. July 29, 2014

    Labour spending pledge limits Lyons’ scope for reform

    A housing review for the Labour party will dash the hopes of those calling for a wholesale end to restrictions on council...

  2. June 15, 2014

    The real clever cogs in Labour’s machine

    Some of the most influential figures in Labour politics are people the public may not have heard of. They are not, in the...

  1. May 29, 2014

    Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

    The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

  2. March 9, 2014

    Political risk on agenda in UK boardrooms

    Political risk is shooting up the agenda in Britain’s boardrooms. On issues from energy prices to the immigration debate, to...

  3. December 29, 2013

    Labour party aims to add details to housebuilding plans

    When Ed Miliband chose to make a speech before Christmas about Britain’s urgent need for new housing the venue was carefully...

  4. December 16, 2013

    Ed Miliband takes aim at Britain’s biggest housebuilders

    Ed Miliband is to accuse Britain’s biggest housebuilders of making excessive profits as the Labour leader seeks to outline...

  5. December 2, 2013

    Planning approvals for new homes in England up by a third

    The number of planning approvals granted for new homes has risen by more than a third in the past year as housebuilders...

  6. September 24, 2013

    Miliband plan to double housebuilding rate

    Plans to double the annual rate of housebuilding by 2020 were set out by Ed Miliband on Tuesday, although there was industry...

  7. September 9, 2013

    BBC showdown produces little light

    It was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parliamentary hearings of the year – a showdown between Lord Patten, chairman of...

  8. Westminster Blog

    September 9, 2013

    MPs question BBC pay offs

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 9 Sep 2013. (c) PA Mr Thompson giving evidence Senior BBC...

  9. October 17, 2012

    London considers tax devolution

    London could make a case for taking greater control of the taxes it generates, experts have told an independent commission...

  10. October 14, 2012

    New details emerge over Savile claims

    Fresh evidence has emerged of how Jimmy Savile was able to brush aside scrutiny from police and bosses over six decades of...

  11. February 21, 2012

    Treasury looks again at mansion tax

    The idea of a “super council tax” is a form of mansion tax and was pushed “hard, very very hard” during last year’s Budget...

  12. February 6, 2012

    Patten’s BBC offensive

    Lord Patten has been chairman of the BBC Trust for less than a year. But already he is starting to put his stamp on the...

  13. December 6, 2011

    New Mouchel chairman is turnround specialist

    Mouchel has appointed a turnround specialist as chairman to try to secure the future of the outsourcing group, which was...

  14. October 16, 2011

    Interim Mouchel chairman quits after four days

    The interim chairman of Mouchel, the troubled services group, has quit after only four days in the job. David Sugden, who...

  15. July 3, 2011

    Patten asks Ofcom to assess BBC proposals

    The new chairman of the BBC Trust, the broadcaster’s sovereign body, has asked Ofcom to take a lead role in deciding whether...

  16. June 22, 2011

    Relocation like being ‘sent to war’

    Companies do it all the time, but it’s the way in which they do it that can make all the difference to the people concerned....

  17. June 6, 2011

    Helical delays plans for UK campus sites

    Helical Bar, the listed property developer, has been forced to delay plans to create vast office campuses around the UK for...

  18. March 28, 2011

    Plan to devolve business rates to councils

    Councils almost unanimously want more financial autonomy from central government, according to a think-tank survey of 200...

  19. March 9, 2011

    Lyons warns BBC to remain vigilant

    Sir Michael Lyons will this evening give his valedictory speech as BBC Trust Chairman in which he is expected to say that...

  20. February 18, 2011

    Patten set to become last BBC Trust chairman

    Lord Patten, the former Conservative cabinet minister and the last governor of Hong Kong, seems certain to become the last...

  21. February 18, 2011

    BBC Worldwide buys last stake in Lonely Planet

    BBC Worldwide, the broadcaster’s commercial arm, has acquired the remaining 25 per cent shareholding it does not already own...

  22. January 25, 2011

    An Italian job for outgoing CBI head

    Sir Richard Lambert, the outgoing director-general of the CBI, seemed in a relaxed mood as he gave his final big speech as...

  23. December 15, 2010

    BBC officials tell of ‘relief’ over funding deal

    Top BBC officials on Wednesday denied that there were “whoops of joy” when the corporation secured a deal with the...

  24. December 14, 2010

    BBC will have to cut services, chairman warns

    The BBC will not be able to meet its bills without significant cuts, the chairman of its governing body said on Tuesday, as...

  25. November 14, 2010

    BBC must change itself from within

    The BBC is one of Britain’s proudest institutions, but of late it has been humbled. The state-owned broadcaster’s reputation...

  26. October 29, 2010

    Mouchel shake-up

    Mouchel chairman Bo Lerenius has shaken up his board as the embattled support services group tries to shore up investor...

  27. October 21, 2010

    BBC puts brave face on loss of £360m

    Cuts of £360m in the BBC’s annual spending power were represented as a stable long-term solution by the broadcaster. But...

  28. October 20, 2010

    How the BBC agreed to swallow its medicine

    Slough station will have a small part to play in the history of the BBC. It was here that Mark Thompson, the...

  29. Westminster Blog

    October 11, 2010

    Sir Philip Green comes face to face with Whitehall waste

    The report by Sir Philip Green into Whitehall efficiency is now out* and it makes interesting reading, not least his...

  30. September 15, 2010

    Barons of Beeb

    A bevy of City contenders are touted as possible successors to Sir Michael Lyons as chairman of the BBC Trust. Barclays...

  31. September 14, 2010

    Tough agenda for next BBC Trust chief

    A new chairman of the BBC Trust will face the immediate prospect of negotiations over the licence fee and an unmanageable...

  32. August 17, 2010

    Confusion over referendums on new mayors

    The Tories are planning to introduce 12 mayors for Britain’s biggest cities by 2012 – but confusion remains as to whether...

  33. July 5, 2010

    BBC 6Music wins reprieve from axe

    BBC 6Music has won a reprieve from the BBC Trust, after the broadcaster’s governing body said it had failed to make a case...

  34. July 2, 2010

    Pressure grows on BBC to be more open

    The BBC is struggling to resist an onslaught of public and political pressure over the way it spends the £3.5bn licence fee,...

  35. July 1, 2010

    BBC moves slowly into the light on salaries

    The BBC is struggling to resist an onslaught of public and political pressure over the way it spends the £3.5bn licence fee,...

  36. July 1, 2010

    BBC executives opt to take 8.3% pay cut

    The BBC's most senior executives will take a voluntary 8.3 per cent pay cut over the next two years, working 12 months for...

  37. June 30, 2010

    BBC chiefs to take cut in pay

    The BBC’s most senior executives will take a voluntary 8.3 per cent pay cut over the next two years, working 12 months for...

  38. April 30, 2010

    Grade attacks BBC successor

    Michael Grade has criticised his successor as chairman of the BBC’s governing body for blurring the corporation’s governance...

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