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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. August 5, 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. March 15, 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Cameron to promise in-out EU ballot: “David Cameron will on Wednesday vow to settle Britain’s future in the European...

    27. January 22, 2013

      Public funds proposed for London super sewer

      The proposed £4bn “super sewer” under London could be built by the government rather than the private sector under a...

    28. January 22, 2013

      Letwin to publish press regulation plan

      Oliver Letwin is expected this week to publish his proposals for press regulation backed by a royal charter in an...

    29. January 3, 2013

      Flood homes hit by big insurance excesses

      Thousands more homeowners whose properties are at high risk of flooding face having to pay at least £10,000 worth of...

    30. December 20, 2012

      Press agrees framework for regulation

      Newspaper and magazine editors agreed a broad framework for the future of press regulation on Thursday, but several...

    31. Westminster Blog

      November 23, 2012

      Will the coalition's energy truce hold firm?

      Aides to senior government ministers were at pains to insist that the energy deal finally signed off at about 6pm on...

    32. November 22, 2012

      Davey defends contentious energy agreement

      Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat energy secretary, defended his green energy deal on Friday, after coming under fire for...

    33. November 20, 2012

      Whitehall business-style reforms ‘failing’

      Plans to expose Whitehall to private sector style management are failing, with new civil service “business plans” not...

    34. September 30, 2012

      EU justice opt-out seen as security risk

      David Cameron’s plan to appease eurosceptic backbenchers by opting out of more than 100 justice and policing powers...

    35. September 10, 2012

      War on red tape sees 3,000 rules scrapped

      Offices, shops and pubs will no longer face health and safety inspections and at least 3,000 regulations will be...

    36. Westminster Blog

      August 21, 2012

      Oliver Letwin: the unseen architect of coalition policy

      There have been moments in Oliver Letwin’s political career when it did not look as if he would ever emerge as the...

    37. August 19, 2012

      Cameron boost to Severn barrage scheme

      David Cameron has asked ministers to look into controversial proposals for a £30bn project to build a giant tidal...

    38. August 13, 2012

      Coalition plans housebuilding stimulus

      Ministers are preparing to unveil a new package of measures to stimulate the flagging house-building sector next month,...

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