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  1. February 12, 2014

    There is no such thing as the banking profession

    Antony Jenkins’ efforts to change the culture of Barclays by cutting bankers’ pay are on hold. At its investment bank, it is...

  2. February 12, 2014

    Lambert faces tough test to ensure bank standards upheld

    “You’re too old. You’ll be dead by the time anything changes. You’re like Moses – you’ll never get to the promised land.”...

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  1. Private Business 2013

    Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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  1. February 10, 2014

    Lambert sets out bank standards league tables

    A new banking standards board is set to create a league table of lenders’ ethical behaviour and staff qualifications,...

  2. February 10, 2014

    Parties supply dual fuel for anti-business sentiment

    It is high time the competition authorities broke up the Conservative and Labour parties. They operate as a duopoly in the...

  3. September 19, 2013

    Former CBI head Richard Lambert to lead banking standards body

    Sir Richard Lambert, former head of the CBI business lobby and a former editor of the Financial Times, is to lead a new...

  4. September 12, 2013

    Swimming against the tide brings its rewards

    Andy Rubin is in a strong position to discuss the relative merits of public and private companies. The chief executive of...

  5. April 11, 2013

    Britain should not go back to the future

    Today’s British economy is the legacy of Margaret Thatcher. The governments that succeeded her did not change the broad...

  6. February 12, 2013

    FT at 125: The world in focus

    Towards the end of the 19th century, the City of London was close to the pinnacle of its power. It was, as one commentator...

  7. Money Supply

    January 2, 2013

    The debate on scrapping the inflation target

    If Bank of England governor-designate Mark Carney was looking to spark debate, then his call for the UK to scrap its...

  8. October 2, 2012

    Business can give school leavers real skills

    Politicians at last seem to be getting serious about the need to address the lamentable failings of vocational education in...

  9. July 5, 2012

    CBI calls for green energy backing

    The country’s biggest business lobby group has ticked off the government for presenting a “false choice” between going green...

  10. April 25, 2012

    Training the young unemployed – fifth time lucky?

    From Mr Tony Constance. Sir, Richard Lambert’s article “Why no British staff at Pret A Manger?” (Comment, April 20), seems...

  11. Westminster Blog

    April 23, 2012

    Has David Cameron cancelled a keynote green speech?

    If David Cameron was never planning to make a keynote speech on green issues then he can’t have cancelled it.  That is...

  12. April 23, 2012

    Energy chiefs face N-power probe

    Executives from big energy companies are set to be called in front of an influential committee of MPs amid concerns that...

  13. March 27, 2012

    Lambert and Gummer head green list

    Sir Richard Lambert, former head of the CBI employers’ group, and John Gummer, the Major government’s environment secretary,...

  14. March 23, 2012

    Keep a low profile when you meet the PM, Mr Chairman

    Dear Chairman, I promised to brief you about our company’s plans for investing in the UK, ahead of your forthcoming meeting...

  15. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2012

    Pink picks

    Comment an analysis from the FT, Philip Stephens: Danger in Xi’s rebuff to Obama When Xi Jinping tipped up at the White...

  16. March 1, 2012

    UK must not sell off Wedgwood’s legacy

    Josiah Wedgwood was one of the world’s great business heroes. A leading figure of the 18th- century enlightenment in...

  17. February 6, 2012

    Your description of the FSA report was unsupported

    From Mr Bill Knight and Sir David Walker. Sir, In your editorial “Facing up to the failings of finance” (February 3) you...

  18. January 26, 2012

    Shareholders should scrap fancy pay packages for top bosses

    Vince Cable, UK business secretary, this week became the latest politician to tackle the thorny issue of executive pay. He...

  19. January 5, 2012

    In a world of squeezed incomes, business ‘aliens’ quietly thrive

    When anxiety about executive pay started to grow two years ago, the strongest warning came from a source close to the...

  20. December 12, 2011

    Unchecked excess: the lessons of RBS failure

    Required reading for the directors of all large companies: the chapter headed “Management, governance and culture” in the...

  21. December 2, 2011

    Making (radio) waves on high pay

    Saying no is a life skill. I have written an entire chapter on this in my new book that comes out in January, so you would...

  22. November 22, 2011

    An administration for troubled times?

    Technocratic governments are all the rage. Who might be in a UK one? Prime minister: Lord (Chris) Patten. The technocrats’...

  23. FT Alphaville

    November 16, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Europe must not allow Rome to burn Confronted with...

  24. November 12, 2011

    Delicate balance to be struck over top executive pay

    From Ms Katharine Turner. Sir, Sir Richard Lambert (“A blueprint for bosses to put their pay packets in order”, Comment,...

  25. November 4, 2011

    Blueprint to put bosses’ pay in order

    A continuing surge in top executive pay is damaging the interests of British business in political, economic and...

  26. September 12, 2011

    Vickers strikes a reasonable tone

    Sweet reasonableness: that’s the tone of the Vickers Commission’s keenly awaited report on UK banking. Sure, its...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: Time to be bold, Mr President Barack Obama needs to be...

  28. September 4, 2011

    Banks need a well-signposted path to reform

    A week to go before publication of the Vickers Commission’s report on banking reform, and already the sky is full of the...

  29. August 30, 2011

    Looking at buy-backs as an alternative to cash dividends

    From Dr Peter Harding. Sir, Two articles in the Financial Times last week discussed share buy-backs largely in terms of the...

  30. August 21, 2011

    Buy-backs are often doomed to destroy value

    Companies step up share buy-backs as prices slump. That has been the headline on both sides of the Atlantic in the market...

  31. July 27, 2011

    Cable plans to move on high pay

    Vince Cable is being urged to consider making companies declare the share of revenues that goes to executive pay – compared...

  32. July 27, 2011

    Executive pay: The trickle-up effect

    Vince Cable, Britain’s outspoken business secretary, is fulminating about “outrageous” executive pay awards – and...

  33. July 15, 2011

    Time to give regulators teeth to take on the tabloid bullies

    This time, it’s different. First, the scale and gravity of the editorial wrongdoings revealed in the News of the World...

  34. July 5, 2011

    MPs stymie chancellor’s choice for regulator role

    George Osborne has backed down from making a regulatory appointment following a dispute with a committee of MPs after it...

  35. Money Supply

    July 5, 2011

    FPC: Bank ‘insider’ unlikely to make the final cut

    The appointment of Alistair Clark to the interim Financial Policy Committee raised a few eyebrows among the Treasury...

  36. July 1, 2011

    Indices can’t impose corporate governance rules

    From Mr Mark Makepeace. Sir, Richard Lambert may choose to tilt at the FTSE 100 for perceived governance failings at certain...

  37. June 27, 2011

    Lessons in capitalism for the FTSE 100

    Last year, UK companies raised just £1.3bn in new equity, net of buy-backs and acquisitions. In the past month, Nat...

  38. June 22, 2011

    Short-termism a circular issue for economists

    Two goldfish living in a tank at the FT are debating business policy: Troy: Hot news! Business minister Vince Cable is going...

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