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  1. July 15, 2014

    NHS review backs staff-led ‘mutuals’

    More NHS organisations should become staff-led “mutuals”, according to a government-commissioned review that suggests...

  2. June 27, 2014

    Minister fears ‘neglectful society’ will let the old slip through state safety net

    The state and modern families are unable to cope with the soaring numbers of elderly people in Britain’s “neglectful...

  1. June 20, 2014

    Impatient patients: GPs and the waiting game

    No one wants to wait. Unfortunately, last year over 25 million people waited a week or more to see their GP. Everyone agrees...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Elderly ‘at risk’ of losing social care under new rules

    People suffering from conditions such as dementia could be deemed ineligible for social care under new rules that suggest...

  3. January 22, 2014

    Insurers dash government hopes of early products for elderly care

    Insurers have dashed government hopes of early products covering the cost of long-term care for the elderly, undermining one...

  4. November 24, 2013

    UK companies call for more business diversity

    Britain needs a greater diversity of business forms to win back public trust, motivate employees and achieve sustainable...

  5. November 19, 2013

    Hospitals to publish monthly ward staffing levels

    Hospitals will have to publish monthly reports of staffing levels on each ward as part of a drive to boost safety in the NHS...

  6. May 10, 2013

    Care reform spurs fear for elderly in private homes

    A much-vaunted cap on the costs people face in old age risks leaving those in private care homes out of pocket, it emerged...

  7. March 5, 2013

    Ministers accused of NHS U-turn

    Ministers were accused of a U-turn on Tuesday as they announced that part of the health reform legislation will be rewritten...

  8. September 25, 2012

    Clegg ally calls for social care arbiter

    An independent arbiter would be called in to overcome Treasury resistance to writing a big new cheque for social care, under...

  9. June 26, 2012

    NI ‘threatened’ Lib Dems over BSkyB

    A senior Liberal Democrat told the Leveson inquiry on Tuesday that a News Corp lobbyist threatened to turn the power of...

  10. June 21, 2012

    Beecroft hails progress in labour market

    Adrian Beecroft, the private equity pioneer who advised the government on employment rights, said he was ‘”taken aback” by...

  11. June 21, 2012

    Business welcomes job loss move

    Business has welcomed government plans to cut the time large companies must consult staff over redundancies, while the...

  12. June 18, 2012

    Beecroft fire-at-will plan faces axe

    The coalition is poised to bury Adrian Beecroft’s proposal to free employers to fire at will after a government “call for...

  13. June 13, 2012

    Hunt survives move to refer him to watchdog

    Jeremy Hunt survived the Labour party’s attempt to refer him to the ministerial watchdog on Wednesday, giving some succour...

  14. Westminster Blog

    June 11, 2012

    The flaw with ministers' "fire at will" compromise

    The huge Lib-Tory row over plans to let bosses “fire at will” appeared to end in a victory for Vince Cable, the Liberal...

  15. June 10, 2012

    Cable backs pay-off for losing job

    Vince Cable will pledge on Monday to make it easier for employers to persuade underperforming staff to leave voluntarily in...

  16. May 10, 2012

    Fear new burdens will offset reforms

    Business gave a lukewarm response to a Queen’s Speech that the government hopes will help restore economic growth and revive...

  17. March 27, 2012

    Employers play down job creation efforts

    Nine out of 10 employers say government efforts to remove barriers to job creation are having no effect on their businesses,...

  18. March 21, 2012

    Brussels approves Royal Mail pension plan

    Privatisation of Royal Mail will not “happen overnight”, ministers cautioned after the European Commission approved plans on...

  19. March 20, 2012

    Brussels to approve Royal Mail pension move

    The European Commission will give the green light on Wednesday to the government’s plan to take over Royal Mail’s pension...

  20. March 15, 2012

    Lib Dems play down easing worker protections

    Liberal Democrats on Thursday poured cold water over small businesses’ hopes for being able to “hire and fire” at will even...

  21. March 4, 2012

    Commission to push quota for women directors

    The European Union’s executive is to press ahead with plans for quotas to increase the proportion of women on corporate...

  22. March 1, 2012

    Minister delays review of workers’ rights

    The coalition’s review into scrapping employment rights for workers in small companies has been delayed amid Liberal...

  23. February 19, 2012

    Resource groups seek to dilute anti-graft rules

    Royal Dutch Shell and other natural resources companies have stepped up efforts to counteract planned anti-corruption rules...

  24. February 3, 2012

    Huhne quits post to fight charge

    Chris Huhne has stepped down as energy secretary to fight criminal charges in a case that is virtually unprecedented in...

  25. Westminster Blog

    February 3, 2012

    Reshuffle speculation grips Westminster

    UPDATE: The results are in, and, as widely predicted, Ed Davey has been promoted to energy secretary, with Norman Lamb...

  26. February 3, 2012

    Huhne resigns as UK energy secretary

    Chris Huhne has resigned as energy secretary after Friday’s announcement that he was to be charged with perverting the...

  27. April 11, 2011

    Clegg stands firm against GP opt-out

    Nick Clegg has distanced himself from a close ally’s call for NHS reforms to be introduced gradually, implicitly spelling...

  28. April 10, 2011

    Coalition divisions over NHS shake-up

    Sharp coalition divisions over Andrew Lansley’s National Health Service shake-up have been laid bare after a senior ally of...

  29. January 14, 2011

    Miliband to use Oldham win to woo Lib Dems

    The first by-election of the coalition age delivered a reassuring victory for Labour but also relief for the Liberal...

  30. December 5, 2010

    A pledge too far stymies Clegg

    On the line: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, now deputy prime minister, signs a pledge in March this year to vote against any...

  31. July 22, 2010

    Targetfollow seeks MPs’ help

    Targetfollow’s large property portfolio includes the Centre Point tower in London The owner of a large property portfolio...

  32. June 23, 2010

    Clegg's team plays down opposition to 'bombshell'

    The Liberal Democrat leadership played down the threat of mass abstentions by their MPs on the Budget vote, as they sought...

  33. May 14, 2010

    Independent board to oversee NHS

    The new government is to press ahead with Conservative plans to create an independent board to allocate National Health...

  34. May 14, 2010

    Independent board to oversee NHS

    The new government is to press ahead with Conservative plans to create an independent board to allocate National Health...

  35. Westminster Blog

    May 5, 2010

    FT Political Bets: the final throw of the dice

    Well, for my final £20 I was looking for a broader bet on seat numbers, vote share, or a majority. But most of these wagers...

  36. April 30, 2010

    Lib Dems reject Tory plan for NHS board

    The Liberal Democrats would not support Conservative plans to create an independent board to run the National Health...

  37. April 29, 2010

    Lib Dems reject Tory plans for NHS board

    The Liberal Democrats would not support Conservative plans to create an independent board to run the National Health...

  38. Westminster Blog

    April 22, 2010

    Three banned words

    The three main parties’ health spokesman – Andy Burnham, Andrew Lansley and Norman Lamb – took part in a not entirely even...

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