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    1. October 9, 2014

      Dame Colette Bowe takes tough role of cleaning up UK banking

      The task of restoring trust in Britain’s scandal-plagued banking sector has a new leader in the form of Dame Colette Bowe, a...

    2. The A-List

      July 29, 2014

      Video: Bankers change slowly

      Richard Lambert, head of the Banking Standards Review, says it will take a long time for new bank leaders to change staff...

    Special Reports

    1. Private Business 2013

      Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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    1. May 19, 2014

      Banking conduct body faces rocky road to reform

      The UK’s biggest lenders have signed up to a new voluntary standards body intended to complement the regulator by drilling...

    2. May 19, 2014

      Sir Richard Lambert launches UK banking standards council

      A new organisation charged with raising standards in the banking industry will rely on public naming and shaming of lenders...

    3. May 19, 2014

      Astra labs must work miracles to justify deal snub

      AstraZeneca’s rejection of a £55 a share bid approach from Pfizer leaves Leif Johansson in a tricky position. The UK drug...

    4. May 18, 2014

      Bank of England boss Mark Carney to help find bank standards head

      The Bank of England governor will help with the appointment of a senior figure to a new body overseeing banking standards in...

    5. 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...

    6. 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.”...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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’...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. July 27, 2011

      Executive pay: The trickle-up effect

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

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