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    1. December 7, 2012

      Tory MPs fear Starbucks tax ‘precedent’

      The unparalleled decision by Starbucks to volunteer £20m of cash to the taxman after a wave of public pressure has prompted...

    2. October 10, 2012

      Downing St caught in BAE-EADS crossfire

      Downing Street was caught in the crossfire from the collapse of the BAE-EADS talks as Tory MPs questioned why the coalition...

    1. January 31, 2012

      MoD will no longer favour UK companies

      The Ministry of Defence will no longer give UK companies priority over their foreign competitors when buying equipment and...

    2. January 31, 2012

      Ministers to stay out of shipyard debate

      The government will not intervene in the highly contentious decision over whether to close one of the UK’s shipbuilding...

    3. December 28, 2011

      All that matters is that the tools work

      From Lt Col Chris McIntosh (Rtd). Sir, Bernard Gray and Peter Luff are quite right to state that radical changes are needed...

    4. September 17, 2011

      Groups express interest in MoD division

      BAE Systems, General Dynamics and Babcock have all approached the British government to express interest in buying the...

    5. September 12, 2011

      Franco-British deal ruffles allies’ feathers

      When Peter Luff, the UK’s defence equipment minister, spoke to business leaders this summer about the Anglo-French military...

    6. April 5, 2011

      Arms sales to Arab states under fire

      Britain has exported military equipment to 15 regimes in north Africa and the Middle East in the past two years that could...

    7. January 31, 2011

      ‘Question mark’ over helicopter order

      Plans to order 12 more Chinook helicopters for Afghanistan were described as “subject to negotiation” in the current...

    8. January 26, 2011

      MoD to review defence procurement

      The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday launched a review of its procurement processes that could affect up to 40 per cent – or...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2011

      UK government remains committed to defence kit spending

      The government remains committed to defence kit and support spending despite reductions in the military budget, reports...

    10. November 4, 2010

      Armed forces will need to co-operate

      From Lt Col Chris McIntosh (Rtd). Sir, Peter Luff, the defence procurement minister, is correct in his assessment of the...

    11. November 2, 2010

      Indian air chief dismisses UK’s ‘iffy’ Harriers

      Britain has hit an early obstacle in its bid to sell its fleet of Harrier jump jets after India, the most promising...

    12. October 31, 2010

      UK seeks buyers for axed Harriers

      Britain is to hang a “for sale” sign on its decommissioned fleet of Harrier jump-jets as ministers attempt to find buyers...

    13. October 31, 2010

      Battle lines drawn on military hardware

      Peter Luff: a ‘hard process’ is only just beginning to find ‘eye-watering’ savings The “constant struggle” of balancing the...

    14. February 23, 2010

      MPs attack planned broadband tax

      The government’s planned 50p monthly tax on telephone lines to pay for superfast broadband has been criticised by a...

    15. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2010

      Over-compensation: Who paid more than they were asked?

      Alex spotted that Sir John Butterfill paid back £17,478 despite being asked to pay only £2,364. Who else has appeared to...

    16. October 23, 2009

      OFT's tie ruling is solace for pubs

      Pub operators received some pre-Christmas cheer after the Office of Fair Trading ruled that exclusive purchase agreements...

    17. October 22, 2009

      OFT’s tie ruling is solace for pubs

      Pub operators received some pre-Christmas cheer after the Office of Fair Trading ruled that exclusive purchase agreements...

    18. May 13, 2009

      Call for inquiry into pub trade

      A shake-up of Britain’s ailing pub industry could be on the cards after a parliamentary inquiry concluded that a reform of...

    19. May 12, 2009

      Anger limits Tory room to manoeuvre

      The media firestorm engulfing MPs over expenses will make it harder for an incoming Conservative government to impose the...

    20. May 11, 2009

      Anger limits Tory room to manoeuvre

      The media firestorm engulfing MPs over expenses will make it harder for an incoming Conservative government to impose the...

    21. April 24, 2009

      Conservatives wary of Labour 'trap'

      Gordon Brown's hopes of sowing discord in Conservative ranks with the new 50p top rate of tax was showing modest signs of...

    22. April 23, 2009

      Conservatives wary of Labour ‘trap’

      Gordon Brown’s hopes of sowing discord in Conservative ranks with the new 50p top rate of tax was showing modest signs of...

    23. April 15, 2009

      Four years and no end in sight for Rover probes

      MG Rover has proved more effective at generating inquiries than cars, according to critics frustrated by the elephantine...

    24. April 14, 2009

      No end in sight for Rover probes

      MG Rover has proved more effective at generating inquiries than cars, according to critics frustrated by the elephantine...

    25. January 16, 2009

      Automatic rate relief to help all small companies

      Millions of companies could be in line to benefit from a valuable tax break that they have been missing out on for over...

    26. December 12, 2008

      ‘Energy crunch’ looming, warn MPs

      Britain is threatened by an “energy crunch” with disastrous social and economic consequences because of the impact of the...

    27. December 12, 2008

      'Energy crunch' looming, warn MPs

      Britain is threatened by an "energy crunch" with disastrous social and economic consequences because of the impact of the...

    28. October 27, 2008

      Fears over lack of accountability

      An influential Commons inquiry is looking for innovative ways to hold Lord Mandelson to account, amid cross-party concerns...

    29. October 27, 2008

      Fears over lack of accountability

      An influential Commons inquiry is looking for innovative ways to hold Peter Mandelson to account, amid cross-party concerns...

    30. Westminster Blog

      August 1, 2008

      Why an energy windfall tax may not happen

      Treasury officials are NOT working on potential plans for a windfall tax. That’s what I’m being briefed. Of course that...

    31. August 1, 2008

      Few tears shed

      Centrica's interim profits may have fallen 19 per cent but politicians shed few tears of sympathy, writes Jim Pickard ....

    32. August 1, 2008

      Report has little cheer for consumers

      From Prof Philip Wright. Sir, Peter Luff (Letters, July 30) may lament the way the FT misrepresented the conclusions of the...

    33. July 30, 2008

      Windfall profits not main focus of MPs' report

      From Peter Luff MP. Sir, I was disappointed by your unusually selective coverage of the Commons business and enterprise...

    34. July 25, 2008

      MPs warn Royal Mail on subsidy

      MPs will today warn that Royal Mail may be "inappropriately using" the state-subsidised post office network to...

    35. June 2, 2008

      MPs set to attack postal network governance

      MPs will on Monday mount a scathing attack on the governance of the state-owned post office network, criticising the “simply...

    36. June 2, 2008

      MPs set to attack postal network governance

      MPs will today mount a scathing attack on the governance of the state-owned post office network, criticising the "simply...

    37. May 26, 2008

      Costly MG Rover inquiry drags on

      The MG Rover investigation has taken three years, cost more than £12m, and there is no deadline for it to conclude,...

    38. April 14, 2008

      Longbridge awaits the final episode

      Frustration is growing in the West Midlands at the protracted nature of a government-appointed investigation into the...

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