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    1. May 7, 2014

      Former chancellors warn of housing bubble danger

      Three former chancellors of the exchequer have urged George Osborne to rethink his Help to Buy programme, with the OECD also...

    2. May 7, 2014

      George Osborne faces growing calls to scale back Help to Buy

      In the next three years, George Osborne’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme aims to prop up almost a tenth of the...

    1. April 8, 2014

      UK diplomat wins prize for Brexit plan

      A 30-year-old British diplomat based in the Philippines has won €100,000 – and risked incurring the wrath of his government...

    2. April 1, 2014

      Tough challenges for new NHS boss

      Simon Stevens, the new head of the National Health Service in England, has set out his mission to “think like a patient”...

    3. March 19, 2014

      Budget 2014: Reforms appeal to the Tory heartland

      Conservative benches cheered George Osborne’s Budget to the rooftops on Wednesday as the chancellor put next year’s election...

    4. March 16, 2014

      Forecasts of slower growth from 2015 will temper Budget largesse

      George Osborne will announce in Wednesday’s Budget the largest annual upgrade to economic growth since the millennium, but...

    5. March 14, 2014

      Osborne woos working-class vote with Budget tax cuts

      George Osborne is to reject calls from senior Tories to use his Budget next week to give special help to “the squeezed...

    6. February 26, 2014

      Climate change one of ‘most serious threats’ we face, says Cameron

      Man-made climate change is among the greatest threats confronting the world, David Cameron declared on Wednesday, as...

    7. February 24, 2014

      UK pension providers set to be forced to disclose costs

      Pension companies will be forced to reveal an array of charges that are currently not disclosed, under reforms announced on...

    8. February 16, 2014

      Ed Miliband puts climate change centre stage

      The floods and storms of the past month have prompted a fresh Westminster row over climate change even as official figures...

    9. February 14, 2014

      Storms whip up policy debate on climate change

      When huge seas smashed into a sea wall in the Devon resort town of Dawlish and left a rail track designed in the 1800s...

    10. January 21, 2014

      Lord Lawson calls for greater disclosure on pension costs

      Former chancellor Lord Lawson has increased pressure on the government to deliver cheaper pensions by calling for fund...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 3, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy takes a look at the cosy relationship between parts of the academy and Wall...

    12. November 25, 2013

      Pressure builds for tougher UK bank reform

      George Osborne will on Tuesday face fresh demands to toughen up “inadequate” new banking regulation as public pressure...

    13. November 25, 2013

      Bank governor battled financial turmoil

      Lord Kingsdown, who has died aged 86, was governor of the Bank of England for 10 years from 1983 – a time when the central...

    14. November 7, 2013

      RBS to name Cullinan head of ‘bad bank’

      Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to announce that it has persuaded Rory Cullinan, the head of its now defunct “non-core”...

    15. November 1, 2013

      How Osborne fought off advice to split RBS

      George Osborne had two objectives when it came to rebooting the Royal Bank of Scotland: getting the bank lending and...

    16. October 31, 2013

      Company register in UK to remove ‘cloak of secrecy’

      Hundreds of thousands of businesses will be forced to reveal their ultimate owners under UK plans to remove the “cloak of...

    17. July 24, 2013

      George Osborne accused of bowing to City pressure

      The UK chancellor was on Wednesday accused of bowing to City pressure and watering down key provisions to make Britain’s...

    18. July 16, 2013

      Think-tank offers €100,000 for best argument for UK leaving EU

      A prize of €100,000 is being offered by a rightwing think-tank for the most compelling explanation of why Britain would be...

    19. July 5, 2013

      Tax reforms should pass the ‘Gipper test’

      The cost of a Church of England wedding is £440, rising to £451 next year. The Catholic church invites a donation from the...

    20. July 3, 2013

      Labour leads fightback against critics of HS2

      Westminster’s three main parties have fought back in support of the High-Speed Rail 2 project amid criticism from former...

    21. June 19, 2013

      Nicholas Timmins assesses the UK’s NHS as a healthcare model for the rest of the world

      British health ministers have a tendency to declare the country’s National Health Service to be “the envy of the world” –...

    22. Westminster Blog

      June 19, 2013

      A one-minute guide to the Banking Commission

      Some of you may have already followed the 161 hours of evidence during the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards....

    23. June 14, 2013

      The second act in Osborne’s play starts with Hester’s exit

      Stephen Hester’s time in charge of Royal Bank of Scotland is ending; so too is the first phase of George Osborne’s economic...

    24. June 7, 2013

      Bankers face 10-year delay on bonuses

      Top bankers risk having their bonuses deferred for up to a decade under plans to be published next week by a powerful...

    25. June 7, 2013

      Drop Help to Buy and fix the real problems

      In his 1988 budget, Nigel Lawson announced that the “double Miras” loophole allowing unmarried couples to pool their...

    26. June 2, 2013

      George Osborne set to face down pressure to split up RBS

      George Osborne enters a critical month for the banking sector determined to map out an exit strategy to end the state’s...

    27. May 20, 2013

      Why I shifted sides in the UK’s civil war over Europe

      Twenty years ago, I was an anti-European. Today, I am a pro-European. The strange thing is that my views have not changed. I...

    28. May 14, 2013

      Britain could reshape Europe if it would only try

      Is there any point in Britain staying in the EU if it is outside the euro? No, according to increasing numbers of British...

    29. May 12, 2013

      Labour warns of Washington alarm over Cameron’s EU stance

      David Cameron has “set alarm bells ringing in Washington” over Britain’s position in the EU, the Labour party has said, as...

    30. May 9, 2013

      The time for a decision on Europe is now, not 2017

      The question of the UK’s – or perhaps just England’s – position in Europe is now live. This follows the crisis-driven...

    31. May 8, 2013

      Britain should worry about its own currency union

      Britain is blessed in having an integrated economy and the ability to depreciate sterling. The eurozone, by contrast, is...

    32. May 7, 2013

      Britain to look at forcing open Europe services market

      Britain is looking at forming an “advance guard” of economically liberal EU countries to force open the single market in...

    33. May 7, 2013

      Lord Lawson’s declaration throws EU rejection in spotlight

      Lord Lawson, chancellor to Margaret Thatcher, on Tuesday put into the Conservative mainstream a view that was previously...

    34. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2013

      Rare good news for Cameron from Brussels

      The news this morning has been dominated by the piece written in today’s Times by Nigel Lawson, the former chancellor, who...

    35. May 7, 2013

      Nigel Lawson calls for UK exit from EU

      Nigel Lawson, former Conservative chancellor, has called for the UK to quit the EU, piling pressure on the British prime...

    36. April 16, 2013

      Labour wants licence regime for bankers

      Labour is to call for a new licensing system for bankers and other financial services professionals, with staff facing the...

    37. April 11, 2013

      Europe, sterling and Thatcher’s handbag

      Everyone who knew Margaret Thatcher felt at one time or other the bruising force of her handbag. My turn came during her big...

    38. April 8, 2013

      Big Bang gave London top tier status

      During Big Bang, the head of a tiny bond brokerage announced a multimillion-pound buyout offer to colleagues with the words:...

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