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  1. September 2, 2012

    Labour calls for welfare reform disclosure

    Labour has asked the information watchdog to force the government to publish its study into possible effects of radical...

  2. March 22, 2012

    ‘Lone wolf’s’ unique skillset

    Mohammed Merah, the 23-year-old who killed seven people in Toulouse, has been widely described as a “lone wolf” jihadist, a...

  1. Westminster Blog

    January 23, 2012

    Labour leadership nervous about loose Lords

    I wrote in today’s FT about how Labour’s Lords operation has helped delay or even stall several significant government bill...

  2. September 30, 2011

    CIA drone kills ‘most dangerous’ al-Qaeda cleric

    Anwar al-Awlaki, the jihadist cleric regarded by western governments as the most dangerous figure in the global al-Qaeda...

  3. August 17, 2011

    UK economic outlook darkens

    The outlook for Britain’s economy darkened on Wednesday as new data showed a much weaker than expected labour market and the...

  4. August 17, 2011

    Jobless rise fuels fears over UK recovery

    Britain’s unemployment rate nudged upwards in the three months to June, while the number of people claiming jobless benefits...

  5. May 3, 2011

    Yemen-based jihadist has potential to fill role

    As western intelligence agencies try to predict the most likely author of an attack to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden,...

  6. February 16, 2011

    Benefits means test set to hit family savers

    A new means test will penalise more than 600,000 working families for saving, according to analysis of official moves to...

  7. 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....

  8. September 9, 2010

    Government to claw back underpaid tax

    The country “simply cannot afford” to write off nearly £2bn ($3bn) of underpaid income tax, although cases involving less...

  9. Westminster Blog

    May 31, 2010

    When was the last Treasury chief secretary with City background?

    John Redwood argues that the job of chief secretary to the Treasury is more political than financial; and therefore Danny...

  10. May 15, 2010

    MP recovering after knife attack

    Stephen Timms, former Treasury minister, was recovering yesterday in hospital after being stabbed at a community centre in...

  11. April 10, 2010

    Tories plan hiring freeze to halt NI rise

    The Conservatives will institute a hiring freeze rather than fire people to help raise the £6bn in savings needed to halt...

  12. April 9, 2010

    Tories plan hiring freeze to halt NI rise

    The Conservatives will institute a hiring freeze rather than fire people to help raise the £6bn in savings needed to halt...

  13. March 12, 2010

    Proposals strike the right balance

    From Stephen Timms MP.Sir, Your suggestion that the Digital Economy Bill “takes a sledgehammer to crack digital copyright...

  14. March 10, 2010

    Airwaves auction likely next year

    Mobile operators will be able to bid for valuable new radio spectrum next year after the government began to push through...

  15. March 3, 2010

    Naming and shaming law comes into force

    A fresh assault on tax evasion has been launched by HM Revenue & Custom after new legislation allowing the publication of...

  16. March 3, 2010

    Finance directors warn on tax burden

    A mounting corporate tax burden is putting investment and employment at risk, Britain's biggest companies said yesterday.The...

  17. March 2, 2010

    Finance directors warn on tax burden

    A mounting corporate tax burden is putting investment and employment at risk, Britain’s biggest companies said on Tuesday....

  18. February 11, 2010

    Treasury aims to end tax outflows

    A bid to prise open the tax affairs of companies and individuals diverting revenue from developing countries to offshore...

  19. February 4, 2010

    Resignation deals blow to digital bill

    The government's flagship digital economy bill is facing fresh obstacles after one of the ministers charged with pushing it...

  20. February 3, 2010

    Resignation deals blow to digital bill

    The government’s flagship digital economy bill is facing fresh obstacles after one of the ministers charged with pushing it...

  21. January 30, 2010

    Cameron accused of retreat over promise to cut spending early

    David Cameron was accused yesterday of watering down his promise that a Conservative government would make early cuts to...

  22. January 29, 2010

    Cameron softens line on cuts

    David Cameron was accused on Friday of watering down his promise that a Conservative government would make early cuts to...

  23. January 26, 2010

    Tax plan aims to ease multinational fears

    Sweeping proposals to overhaul an unpopular anti-tax avoidance regime for multinationals will be set out today by the...

  24. January 25, 2010

    Tax plan aims to ease multinational fears

    Sweeping proposals to overhaul an unpopular anti-tax-avoidance regime for multinationals will be set out by the Treasury on...

  25. January 25, 2010

    Regulator in blow to UK regional newspapers

    UK regional newspaper groups were dealt a blow on Monday when the Audit Commission concluded that council-run newspapers...

  26. January 22, 2010

    Rights holders face biggest bill in online piracy battle

    Record labels and film studios will have to bear most of the cost of tackling online piracy, the government said yesterday....

  27. January 21, 2010

    Rights holders to fund 75% of web crackdown

    Record labels and film studios will have to bear most of the cost of tackling online piracy, the government said on...

  28. January 12, 2010

    Clegg would target 'bias towards City'

    Nick Clegg yesterday turned his political guns on the City as he put the break-up of big banks and "weaning" Britain off...

  29. January 12, 2010

    Clegg would target ‘bias towards City’

    Nick Clegg on Monday turned his political guns on the City as he put the break-up of big banks and “weaning” Britain off...

  30. December 2, 2009

    Web giants oppose copyright amendments

    Four of the world’s largest internet companies have urged Lord Mandelson to drop plans to allow ministers to change UK...

  31. November 26, 2009

    Londoners in call for clamp on 'usury'

    An alliance of London-based religious leaders and civic groups called last night for cross-party political support for a...

  32. November 25, 2009

    Leaders link in calls for ‘usury’ curbs

    An alliance of London-based religious leaders and civic groups on Wednesday called for cross-party political support for a...

  33. November 21, 2009

    Opposition threatens to block digital reform bill

    The two main opposition parties threatened yesterday to block regulatory reforms affecting broadband, internet piracy and...

  34. November 20, 2009

    Opposition threatens digital reform bill

    The two main UK opposition parties on Friday threatened to block regulatory reforms affecting broadband, internet piracy and...

  35. November 20, 2009

    Push starts to make ‘Digital Britain’ law

    The culmination of more than a year’s work on boosting a “Digital Britain” was published on Friday as the UK government put...

  36. November 19, 2009

    Government plans for next file-share crackdown

    The government has made a last-minute attempt to lay the ground for upgrades to its measures to tackle piracy, ahead of the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 4, 2009

    Booting the debt-buyback tax break

    Clever clever Alliance Boots. Having booked an exceptional gain of £106m last fiscal year by buying back £191m of its debt...

  38. October 22, 2009

    Crackdown on tax avoidance

    A crackdown on tax avoidance schemes was announced yesterday by the Treasury, in a move expected to safeguard several...

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