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  1. February 7, 2013

    Inquisitors praise ‘impressive’ performance

    Mark Carney won praise from his inquisitors on the Commons treasury committee, who unanimously endorsed his appointment as...

  2. January 28, 2013

    RBS bonuses spell trouble for Osborne

    George Osborne has never believed that the taxpayer should be in the business of owning banks. February will provide yet...

  1. January 2, 2013

    MPs claim Sants’ honour discredits system

    The decision to award a knighthood to Hector Sants, a key regulator at the time of the financial crash, has been criticised...

  2. December 23, 2012

    Warning to Osborne on ring-fencing

    George Osborne is facing intense pressure to impose tough new legislation on banks next year, as a powerful cross-party...

  3. FT Data

    December 14, 2012

    Getting around the official statistics

    Last week, I went to Wolverhampton where I spoke at a local debate, organised by the university and Pat McFadden, the local...

  4. October 24, 2012

    MPs consider tax avoidance probe

    The Commons’ public accounts committee is considering an inquiry into international tax avoidance amid rising political...

  5. August 7, 2012

    British MPs accuse US of anti-City agenda

    Several senior British MPs accused US regulators of pursuing an anti-City of London agenda in its assault on Standard...

  6. July 4, 2012

    Osborne under pressure on banks

    George Osborne is under mounting pressure to force British banks fully to split their investment arms from retail banking...

  7. June 28, 2012

    Osborne threatens tougher Libor curbs

    George Osborne on Thursday threatened tougher sanctions for banks after Barclays was hit with a record fine for trying to...

  8. January 11, 2012

    Tories see referendum as ‘win-win’ situation

    For David Cameron to preside over the break-up of the UK would be an unfortunate legacy for a Conservative and Unionist...

  9. Westminster Blog

    June 23, 2011

    Ed Miliband gives himself the power to fire his rivals

    Ed Miliband is set to give a speech on Saturday proposing an end to Labour’s two-yearly shadow cabinet elections. The move...

  10. January 31, 2011

    Ending of scheme to aid poor areas attacked

    England’s poorest regions are set to lose hundreds of millions of pounds in investment as a result of the government’s...

  11. Westminster Blog

    October 15, 2010

    Former shadow cabinet minister questions Miliband's grad tax

    Pat McFadden has become the latest senior Labour figure to question the party’s own proposals for a graduate tax, urging...

  12. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2010

    The surprise names who didn't make the shadow cabinet - and who came last

    Ben Bradshaw’s failure to make the shadow cabinet is not such a surprise, despite his manifest talents; he didn’t have...

  13. Westminster Blog

    September 29, 2010

    The list of 49 candidates for the shadow cabinet

    As I revealed earlier Rosie Winterton is set to be the new chief whip; she is the only person standing for the job....

  14. September 27, 2010

    ‘Prawn cocktail offensive’ urged on business

    Ed Miliband needs a “prawn cocktail offensive” to convince business he is a leader it can work with after he beat their...

  15. Westminster Blog

    September 16, 2010

    Cable says he is "at the limit of collective responsibility"

    Vince Cable has laid down the gauntlet against his own coalition government today as he stepped up his criticism of...

  16. September 7, 2010

    MPs to probe Forgemasters loan decision

    MPs will hold a special inquiry into the government decision to stop an £80m loan to Sheffield Forgemasters, the steel...

  17. August 16, 2010

    Coalition urged to give support to industry

    The Labour government failed to act quickly enough to defend industry and the coalition risks making the same mistake,...

  18. August 8, 2010

    Graduate tax wins backing from Willetts

    The prospect of a graduate tax to fund higher education came a step closer on Sunday when David Willetts, the universities...

  19. August 3, 2010

    Labour’s stance on cuts cost it votes, poll finds

    Labour’s refusal to spell out the full implications of Britain’s record deficit may have cost it at the ballot box in May,...

  20. Westminster Blog

    July 26, 2010

    Mandy strides back into his old department to sort out the Forgemasters mess

    Peter Mandelson Mandarins are used to sudden changes of direction when the government changes. But even so, it must have...

  21. July 22, 2010

    Pressure rises for Forgemasters loan review

    Ministers were coming under pressure on Thursday night to review the cancellation of an £80m government loan to Sheffield...

  22. July 14, 2010

    Foreign groups drive rise in job creation

    The number of UK jobs generated by foreign companies jumped last year, defying a trend for businesses to invest less abroad...

  23. June 17, 2010

    Nuclear sector loan set to be axed

    An £80m government loan to support Britain's civil nuclear supply chain is set to be axed, barring a last- minute reprieve,...

  24. June 16, 2010

    Alexander suspends £8.5bn in spending

    Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, plans to suspend 12 government projects valued at £8.5bn announced by the...

  25. May 25, 2010

    Chief secretary lobbied for helicopter manufacturer

    David Laws, the chief secretary to the Treasury, lobbied the business department for tens of millions of pounds of state...

  26. May 24, 2010

    Chief secretary lobbied for AgustaWestland

    David Laws, the chief secretary to the Treasury, lobbied the business department for tens of millions of pounds of state...

  27. February 25, 2010

    Electric car buyers to receive subsidy

    Anyone who buys an electric car will be able to take advantage of a subsidy of up to £5,000 ($7,684) under plans to be set...

  28. January 22, 2010

    Ministers push bill for agency workers

    New rights for 1.3m temporary workers threaten to hinder job creation in a recovery, employers warned yesterday, as the...

  29. January 21, 2010

    Ministers push bill for agency workers

    New rights for 1.3m temporary workers threaten to hinder job creation in a recovery, employers warned as the government...

  30. January 18, 2010

    Labour offers help into professions

    Gordon Brown's promise to "constantly expand Britain's middle class" will be highlighted today by new measures to help...

  31. January 17, 2010

    Labour promises fairer access to professions

    Gordon Brown’s promise to “constantly expand Britain’s middle class” was highlighted on Monday by new measures to help...

  32. October 29, 2009

    Venture to join industry with research

    Business and ministers are collaborating to set up a research centre that will pioneer manufacturing techniques to improve...

  33. October 28, 2009

    Venture to join industry with research

    Business and ministers are collaborating to set up a research centre that will pioneer manufacturing techniques to improve...

  34. September 11, 2009

    Ministers seek talks after GM sells Opel

    Ministers are to seek urgent talks with Vauxhall's new Canadian and Russian owners to protect as many jobs as possible at...

  35. June 30, 2009

    Mandelson avoids pledge on Royal Mail

    Lord Mandelson refused to commit to part-privatising Royal Mail before the general election, as David Cameron yesterday...

  36. June 29, 2009

    Mandelson avoids pledge on Royal Mail

    Lord Mandelson refused on Monday to commit to part-privatising Royal Mail before the general election, as David Cameron...

  37. Westminster Blog

    June 8, 2009

    The reshuffle is (almost) completed

    Most of the ministerial changes have been made. Here is the list, courtesy of PA. Some initial observations: Lord Drayson is...

  38. June 5, 2009

    Closure of post offices 'bulldozed through'

    The closure of 2,500 post offices across the country "ran roughshod" over residents' concerns and was "bulldozed through"...

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