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    1. August 4, 2016

      Cameron rewards Osborne in honours list

      More than 50 of David Cameron’s allies and former aides, including George Osborne, have been awarded honours in the...

    2. July 15, 2016

      The UK has no trade negotiators, says former Brexit minister

      The British civil service has no trade negotiators, the former head of the government’s EU unit has confirmed. The...

    1. July 14, 2016

      Theresa May completes cull of David Cameron’s allies

      The cull of David Cameron’s closest allies — known as the “Notting Hill set” — has been completed after Theresa May...

    2. Westminster Blog

      July 14, 2016

      May overhauls top team - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:22 on 14 Jul 2016. Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has announced...

    3. David Allen Green

      July 11, 2016

      Is an Act of Parliament required for Brexit?

      It is one thing to assert “Brexit is Brexit” and quite another to make it come about. Any departure of the UK from the...

    4. July 5, 2016

      Minister for Brexit warns against ‘package solutions’

      The minister in charge of preparing for Brexit has warned against “leaping for package solutions”, such as the...

    5. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Olly Robbins to head Whitehall Brexit unit

      Olly Robbins, a civil service high flyer responsible for policy on immigration and free movement at the Home Office, is...

    6. June 28, 2016

      Cameron urges EU partners to heed lessons of Brexit vote

      David Cameron will urge European leaders on Tuesday to learn the lessons of Britain’s vote to leave the EU as he makes...

    7. January 22, 2016

      David Cameron to set up North Sea support group

      David Cameron is setting up an oil support group to help deal with the impact of plummeting prices on the North Sea oil...

    8. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: Oliver Letwin apologises for riot remarks

      Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin has apologised “unreservedly” after blaming “bad moral attitudes” in black...

    9. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: release of thousands of papers delayed

      The annual release of government papers is considerably lighter than usual after the Cabinet Office delayed the release...

    10. October 15, 2015

      David Cameron calls high-level talks on energy crunch

      Downing Street has called a top-level meeting next week to discuss the UK’s growing energy supply crunch, the Financial...

    11. October 15, 2015

      Kids Company leaders clash with MPs over charity’s fall

      Bristling with defiance and clashing repeatedly with MPs, Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder of Kids Company, endured a...

    12. August 8, 2015

      Oliver Letwin says Kids Company inquiry likely

      Oliver Letwin has told MPs whose constituents are affected by the collapse of Kids Company that he expects a fuller...

    13. August 7, 2015

      No 10 accused of ignoring Kids Company warnings

      Civil servants and ministers warned Downing Street before the election that funds designated for Kids Company would be...

    14. August 6, 2015

      Kids Company founder hits back at government

      The founder of the children’s charity formerly favoured by David Cameron has accused the media and civil servants of...

    15. May 5, 2015

      David Cameron and Ed Miliband eye deals in hung parliament

      David Cameron and Ed Miliband have begun planning for breakneck dealmaking in a hung parliament, as polls suggest that...

    16. March 10, 2015

      UK looks to pad out defence spending

      David Cameron has asked ministers to investigate if the intelligence agencies budget can be counted as “defence...

    17. January 19, 2015

      UK insurers unenthusiastic about covering social care costs

      Britain’s leading insurers have rebuffed a government call for new products to cover the cost of caring for the sick...

    18. December 23, 2014

      Cameron fixers oversee NHS winter performance

      Two of David Cameron’s most trusted fixers have been drafted in to oversee winter planning in Britain’s health service,...

    19. November 30, 2014

      Ministers seek deal on UK mobile coverage

      Cabinet ministers will meet telecommunications industry bosses to thrash out a deal to fill in partial gaps in mobile...

    20. Nick Butler

      July 6, 2014

      Can UK energy policy be rescued?

      Storms ahead? Photo by Getty Spare a thought on this bright summer’s day for two men struggling to reconcile truth and...

    21. February 26, 2014

      Cameron orders ‘Flood Re’ U-turn to cover high-value homes

      David Cameron has privately ordered a U-turn to ensure thousands of expensive waterside properties are not excluded...

    22. February 23, 2014

      Concerns over UK Conservatives’ ‘posh’ manifesto

      Taunts that David Cameron is an out-of-touch “posh boy” are not new, but what is now alarming some Conservative...

    23. February 17, 2014

      Insurers reassign staff to deal with flood queries

      Insurers have reassigned 1,800 staff to deal with a rush of customer queries about the recent floods, the industry...

    24. August 28, 2013

      Serious imbalance in UK policy making, warns Local Government Association

      Plans to give English MPs a greater say over England-only legislation will fail to address the serious imbalance in UK...

    25. August 23, 2013

      BT lobbies for legal changes over online pornography filters

      BT has privately asked the government to change the law on intercepting internet communications, fearing it may face...

    26. August 6, 2013

      Fracking licences granted in 13 cabinet members’ seats, study finds

      More than half of Britain’s cabinet ministers could see shale gas exploited in their constituencies, according to...

    27. July 10, 2013

      Plan for only English MPs to vote on England-only legislation

      Ministers are drawing up plans for a radical overhaul that would see only MPs from England voting on legislation that...

    28. May 28, 2013

      Relaxation of UK bribery law on government agenda

      An important piece of the UK’s anti-bribery legislation is to be reconsidered and potentially watered down by the...

    29. April 21, 2013

      Tories plan to help utility consumers

      The Conservatives are developing policies which they hope will increase competition among utilities and contain the...

    30. Westminster Blog

      March 18, 2013

      Was Cameron asleep while the press deal was done?

      Since Thursday, the manoeuvrings over press regulation have taken increasingly more surreal turns. First we had the...

    31. March 18, 2013

      Parties reach deal on UK press regulation

      Britain’s newspapers faced a new era of press regulation on Monday, after political leaders struck an outline...

    32. March 18, 2013

      PM stays firm on press reform

      The UK prime minister last night sided with Conservative press barons in the battle over regulation, in spite of the...

    33. March 15, 2013

      Economic crisis spawns co-op revival

      From pop stars helping to buy a pub in Bath to workers investing in an organic farm near Edinburgh, a co-operative...

    34. March 13, 2013

      Leveson reforms hit legal snag

      David Cameron’s attempts to secure cross-party agreement on the Leveson press reforms hit an impasse on Wednesday after...

    35. Westminster Blog

      March 4, 2013

      Clegg aides: Cameron "risking UK's safety for anti-European posturing"

        Jeremy Forrest, the teacher extradited from France last year We revealed this morning that the first battle that Nick...

    36. March 4, 2013

      Drive to monitor impact of UK policies

      A drive to link public spending to robust evidence of which policies deliver results will be launched on Monday as the...

    37. March 3, 2013

      Clegg in coalition stand-off on EU justice

      Nick Clegg is expected to trigger a fresh coalition row on Monday when he tells the prime minister he will not back...

    38. Westminster Blog

      January 23, 2013

      Revealed: the Whitehall battle over office-to-flats conversions

      New freedoms for developers to turn office blocks into flats will expire in two years under a compromise after a...

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