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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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