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    1. December 9, 2015

      Key part of Cable’s industrial strategy scrapped

      The business department has quietly reversed a central part of Vince Cable’s industrial strategy by shutting down a...

    2. December 8, 2015

      Yes minister, jelly babies keep Sir Humphrey sweet

      From pushy civil servants who had to be disarmed with jelly babies to “dysfunctional” ministerial relationships, the...

    3. November 19, 2015

      Tim Farron moves Lib Dems away from left

      Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat leader, on Thursday set out a pro-enterprise agenda in his first big speech on the...

    4. October 29, 2015

      CBI welcomes Davies report raising women on boards target to 33%

      Business leaders welcomed a higher voluntary target for the proportion of board seats held by women, but said companies...

    5. October 29, 2015

      Women on boards: Lord Davies upbeat on corporate diversity

      As Lord Mervyn Davies prepares to deliver his final report on women in the boardroom, he is in optimistic mood....

    6. October 15, 2015

      Life science chiefs warn cuts will hurt sector

      Leaders of Britain’s life-sciences sector have warned ministers that cuts in government support for the industry would...

    7. September 22, 2015

      Happy Lib Dem family goes in search of a home

      For a party that came within 25,000 votes of losing all of its 57 MPs at the general election, the Liberal Democrats...

    8. September 20, 2015

      Tim Farron woos Labour voters — and MPs

      The election of Jeremy Corbyn has made the Liberal Democrats “more relevant”, according to new leader Tim Farron. Mr...

    9. September 9, 2015

      Executive pay battle half-won, not lost

      Over the past three years, the FTSE 100 index has risen a measly 6 per cent. Yet the chief executives in charge of the...

    10. September 6, 2015

      Put Peter Mandelson’s departmental empire out of its misery

      Britain’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills owes its birth to a freak event: the third coming of Peter...

    11. August 27, 2015

      Ex-MPs and political aides pack list of new Lords

      Party leaders are packing the House of Lords with former politicians and political aides at an accelerating rate,...

    12. July 3, 2015

      UK plans to privatise Channel 4 come back into view

      The UK government is again considering privatising state-owned broadcaster Channel 4 — a move that could raise more...

    13. June 7, 2015

      Sajid Javid keeps business guessing over industrial policy review

      Britain’s industrial policy is facing a fundamental review, as Sajid Javid — under the watchful eye of his political...

    14. May 21, 2015

      David Cameron aims to cut inflow of non-EU skilled migrants

      David Cameron has set out plans to “significantly reduce” the number of skilled workers coming to Britain from outside...

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      May 21, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Royal Mail delivers

      Royal Mail has delivered full-year results ahead of some analyst expectations, Booker is buying Budgens and Mothercare...

    16. May 11, 2015

      Sajid Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

      Sajid Javid will surely see his appointment as business secretary through the framing device of Star Trek, a favourite...

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      May 11, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Lonmin losses, Afren misses payment

      Lonmin losses, a missed payment from Afren and an ex-Deutsche Bank banker is tipped to be named as the next Business...

    18. May 8, 2015

      Nick Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrats suffer electoral catastrophe

      Nick Clegg resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats on Friday, saying his party had suffered the worst losses in its...

    19. May 8, 2015

      Lib Dem ministers, Labour shadow chancellor among election victims

      A crop of top politicians including Nigel Farage, Ed Balls, Vince Cable, Danny Alexander and Douglas Alexander have...

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      May 8, 2015

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      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept...

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      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

    22. May 5, 2015

      General election: Lib Dems confident of incumbency factor

      David Cameron made a low-key visit to Twickenham on Tuesday morning — refusing to tell the press of his whereabouts —...

    23. May 4, 2015

      Vince Cable lays groundwork for Lib Dem coalition demands

      Vince Cable, one of the Liberal Democrats’ most senior figures, has insisted that his party would not form a coalition...

    24. March 30, 2015

      The people who want to run Britain

      David Cameron David Cameron faces a general election on May 7 and the polls are tight. His campaign advisers insist...

    25. March 25, 2015

      Women make inroads on UK boards but top slots remain elusive

      Women account for fewer than one in 10 senior executives at the UK’s biggest public companies, even as the overall...

    26. March 19, 2015

      Boards fail to alter their mix

      There is an uncomfortable truth lurking behind the celebrated rapid increase in the number of women on the boards of...

    27. March 14, 2015

      Lib Dems promise crackdown on tax dodgers

      Danny Alexander has hit out at tax avoidance, comparing it to benefit fraud, and promising that a crackdown on “tax...

    28. March 11, 2015

      Gatwick promises to cap landing charges for 30 years

      Gatwick has thrown down a new challenge in the dogfight with Heathrow over airport expansion, promising to cap landing...

    29. March 9, 2015

      Tories accused of ‘extreme’ cutback plans

      Ed Balls, Labour’s shadow chancellor, will on Monday accuse the Conservatives of planning “extreme and risky” spending...

    30. March 8, 2015

      UK poised to miss target for women board members

      The UK government’s target for women to hold a quarter of FTSE 100 board directorships looks impossible to hit before...

    31. March 1, 2015

      UK drug manufacture drops by a quarter

      The coalition’s ambitions to promote the UK’s £60bn pharmaceutical sector as a high-growth industry have suffered a...

    32. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from...

    33. March 1, 2015

      Vince Cable to steer opposition to third runway at Heathrow

      Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, is to become the figurehead of opposition to building a third runway at...

    34. February 10, 2015

      UK business secretary Vince Cable raises concerns on HSBC clean-up

      HSBC’s private bank furore Doubts over HSBC’s claims to have cleaned up its act after alleged collusion with widespread...

    35. February 9, 2015

      US and UK politicians press for HSBC clampdown

      US and UK politicians called for a regulatory clampdown on HSBC after Europe’s biggest bank by assets was hit by...

    36. February 2, 2015

      Cable warns UK companies over slowdown in female appointments

      Leading British companies risk failing to hit a voluntary target for increasing the number of women on boards and must...

    37. February 1, 2015

      Cable calls on companies to limit pay rises for chief executives

      Vince Cable is to call on companies to set pay policies that more explicitly limit base salary increases for chief...

    38. January 27, 2015

      Ministers aim to quash claims that trade talks threaten NHS

      The government is seeking concessions over a proposed US-EU trade deal in an attempt to douse growing public concerns...

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