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    1. October 16, 2014

      Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

      Buy-to-let investors would be banned from purchasing new flats in London and other parts of Britain under radical plans put...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Ed Miliband promises to hear voter concerns on immigration

      Ed Miliband has promised to address voters’ concerns about immigration after Labour narrowly dodged a by-election defeat by...

    1. August 31, 2014

      Fairhead ‘under no illusions’ about BBC role

      The former Financial Times Group chief executive Rona Fairhead said she is “under no illusions about the significance and...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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,...

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