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  1. August 10, 2014

    UK government at loggerheads over Israel arms sales

    The prime minister and deputy prime minister are at loggerheads over whether the UK should continue selling weapons to...

  2. August 7, 2014

    Ending student numbers cap risks spiralling costs, report warns

    A decision to remove a cap on student numbers at UK universities was “fuzzy”, “put together quickly” and risks spiralling...

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  1. August 3, 2014

    Long-distance London commuters push up local house prices

    London’s strong housing market is pushing up prices in other parts of the country as workers commute ever longer distances...

  2. August 1, 2014

    Pity the robot drivers snarled in a human moral maze

    Last Wednesday Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, invited British cities to express their interest in being used as...

  3. July 30, 2014

    UK bankers feel shortchanged by bonus clampdown

    Proposals to claw back bonuses and jail reckless bankers unveiled by the UK’s twin banking regulators have been welcomed by...

  4. July 30, 2014

    Insurers worry driverless cars are ‘existential threat’

    Motor insurers will need to overhaul their business models to remain relevant in the coming decades, executives and...

  5. July 25, 2014

    Deloitte three face scrutiny over Comet Group collapse

    Administrators to Comet Group may face disciplinary action relating to the collapse of the electronic retailer that left...

  6. July 23, 2014

    RBS accused of being ‘wilfully obtuse’

    It is so long since Royal Bank of Scotland made any profit that it now seems to have difficulty even using the word. The...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    De-financialising the real economy

    Mariana Mazzucato organiser of this week’s Mission-Oriented Finance conference in London and RM Phillips Professor in the...

  8. July 22, 2014

    Funding for more student places thrown into doubt

    George Osborne’s decision to abolish student number controls so that 60,000 more school leavers can attend university each...

  9. July 18, 2014

    Is Britain closing its doors to talent?

    “Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool” was the front page headline on the FT. Referring to a study...

  10. July 18, 2014

    Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

    The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

  11. July 16, 2014

    David Cameron moves to boost UK life sciences

    The appointment of George Freeman in a newly created life sciences role in Tuesday’s reshuffle marks the prime minister’s...

  12. July 15, 2014

    Companies House moves to transparency by making digital data free

    Companies House is to make all its digital data available free of charge from next spring, which the government says will...

  13. July 14, 2014

    Quindell starts on long road back to favour

    Quindell has learnt its first lesson in the school of corporate penitence. Its unusually long update went a step towards...

  14. July 14, 2014

    Can you slay a dragon twice?

    A generation ago strikes were do-or-die affairs lasting weeks or, in the case of the UK’s 1984-85 coal miners’ strike,...

  15. July 14, 2014

    Ministers urged to curb executive pay

    Ministers should consider forcing companies to cap executive pay at a fixed multiple of their lowest-paid employee, a lobby...

  16. July 13, 2014

    Vince Cable plans to toughen up takeover rules

    Vince Cable plans to strengthen Britain’s takeover rules to make it harder for international bidders to renege on promises...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Retail investors stay loyal to Royal Mail

    Institutions may have come under fire for selling their Royal Mail shares at a quick profit, but individual shareholders...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

  19. July 10, 2014

    Vince Cable sees UK productivity as ‘long-term project’

    Improving the UK’s productivity performance will be a “long-term project”, business secretary Vince Cable will warn on...

  20. July 9, 2014

    Vince Cable orders review into sell-off of state assets

    Ministers have ordered a review into the sell-off of state assets, just days before MPs publish a report that is expected to...

  21. July 8, 2014

    Cable backtracks on move to protect science industry

    Vince Cable has signalled the coalition will resist the Labour party’s demands for stronger government powers to intervene...

  22. July 8, 2014

    Student loans chairman offered to resign over debt letters

    The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign last week over misleading letters sent to borrowers to recover...

  23. July 7, 2014

    FTSE 100 chiefs’ pay falls for second year

    The average pay for the bosses of the UK’s largest public companies has fallen for the second year running as group boards...

  24. June 30, 2014

    Middle East sales fuel UK aerospace boom

    UK aerospace companies see big opportunities to export components to Chinese aircraft makers, and are also benefiting from a...

  25. June 26, 2014

    Glencore appoints first woman director

    Glencore has ended its pariah status as the only FTSE 100 company without female boardroom representation with the...

  26. June 23, 2014

    ABN Amro to open up asset-based lending for UK businesses

    The market for asset-based finance in the UK is booming as larger companies turn to it for funding amid a shortage of bank...

  27. June 19, 2014

    Ministers blast ‘shambolic’ IT overhaul

    A Whitehall initiative to loosen the hold of big business on government contracts has come under fire from cabinet...

  28. June 19, 2014

    Yorkshire pill producer wins reshoring contracts

    East Yorkshire-based Bee Health has won £15m of contracts to “reshore” work previously based in China, India and the US. The...

  29. June 18, 2014

    Lloyds to value TSB at £1.3bn

    Lloyds set for TSB flotation Lloyds Banking Group is set to value its newly created TSB offshoot at about £1.3bn when...

  30. June 17, 2014

    Academia and business join forces to improve innovation

    “We need to get away from the stereotype that Britain is full of clever boffins who aren’t very good at business,” says...

  31. June 12, 2014

    Chancellor defends Help to Buy

    The Help to Buy mortgage scheme has emerged unscathed after George Osborne resisted what he termed “ideological” critics who...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David notes confirmation of the actual piles of cash flown into Greece Dan finds that...

  33. June 6, 2014

    Five Whitehall lessons that Sir Humphrey never learnt

    Benjamin Franklin once said that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. But when I started work as a special...

  34. June 4, 2014

    A coalition coming apart at the seams

    When British governments approach a general election they tend to lighten their legislative programme. The Queen’s Speech on...

  35. June 3, 2014

    ‘Tied’ publicans to gain power to challenge rents

    Publicans tied to Britain’s big pub companies are to be given new powers to challenge rents and will have an independent...

  36. June 2, 2014

    Top pay at FTSE 100 groups still rising despite restraint rules

    Executive pay at the UK’s biggest companies is still rising despite new rules intended to encourage pay restraint, according...

  37. May 30, 2014

    Vince Cable acts to shame late-payers in UK business

    Vince Cable will announce plans on Friday to force companies to publish information about their payment terms in an effort...

  38. May 29, 2014

    Ousting Clegg will not help Lib Dems

    Nick Clegg often comes across as a decent sort, but not terribly good at the kind of hand-to-hand political combat that goes...

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