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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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