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      Cameron ‘fails’ on vow to cut business red tape

      David Cameron has “comprehensively failed” to keep his promise to cut the burden of red tape on Britain’s businesses,...

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    1. December 14, 2014

      The Cancer Drugs Fund is a costly mistake

      Britain’s coalition government made a mistake when it came into office in 2010 and created the Cancer Drugs Fund to pay for...

    2. December 12, 2014

      A pundit’s misplaced homage to Wigan Pier

      Talk of fiscal policy is fairly certain to make any radio listener want to switch off. Even an event as dramatic as George...

    3. December 11, 2014

      UK government to publish flood risk data

      Detailed information on flood risks is to be released to the public and more information on property ownership could follow...

    4. December 10, 2014

      UK’s George Osborne goes it alone on corporate tax avoidance

      The British public is not overly fond of multinational companies and the government needs revenue. Put these two facts...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Coalition suspends ‘war’ to agree deficit plan

      Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will suspend their “war” over future austerity plans this week by publishing a new...

    6. December 8, 2014

      Tories split over Scots vote reform plans

      David Cameron is heading for a clash with his own party over his attempts to redraw the British constitution in the wake of...

    7. December 8, 2014

      Food banks report deepens coalition tension

      A report on the use of food banks by impoverished Britons is expected to deepen long-running coalition battles over future...

    8. December 7, 2014

      Companies’ defences against corruption still inadequate

      More than a third of multinational companies still have inadequate defences against corruption, more than three years after...

    9. December 7, 2014

      UK financial watchdog to review soaring level of fines

      The UK’s financial regulator is to review its fining regime amid increasingly anguished cries from banks over the inexorable...

    10. December 5, 2014

      Rethinking Britain’s stance on overseas aid

      Britain spends £12bn a year on overseas aid. This is a far larger sum than is disbursed by any other EU state. Among the...

    11. December 5, 2014

      UK MPs back foreign aid target despite anger on right

      MPs have voted to put the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid into law, despite anger...

    12. December 5, 2014

      Since you asked: Stamp duty divides buyers and sellers

      Stamp duty reform ends ‘tax on aspiration’ FT.com, December 3 Three cheers for George Osborne! Now many more people will be...

    13. December 4, 2014

      David Cameron’s foreign aid pledge to cost extra £1bn

      Britain will have to spend almost £1bn more than forecast to be sure of meeting its foreign aid commitments this year and...

    14. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne’s £18bn question

      Forget the $64m question. It was the £18bn conundrum that left economists scratching their heads all afternoon on Wednesday....

    15. December 3, 2014

      Osborne dons populist armour for election campaign

      George Osborne has laid out the battleground for the next election in a populist Autumn Statement targeting banks,...

    16. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne fine-tunes election strategy

      George Osborne put in place the final elements of his general election strategy on Wednesday with an Autumn Statement honed...

    17. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Courier says ‘no nitty gritty’ on roads

      Simon Williams runs Yorkshire Express Services, a same-day courier service that he and a co-director founded almost four...

    18. December 1, 2014

      Bicester to host next new garden city

      Bicester in Oxfordshire will be unveiled on Tuesday as the location for the coalition’s second new garden city, the...

    19. December 1, 2014

      UK-China row over Hong Kong escalates

      A row between London and Beijing over China’s refusal to allow British MPs to visit Hong Kong escalated on Monday, with...

    20. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    21. December 1, 2014

      Chancellor to admit falling far short in effort to cut UK deficit

      The UK chancellor will be forced to announce on Wednesday that he will fall far short of his 2010 target of eliminating the...

    22. November 30, 2014

      Britain will be squeezed at both ends in 2015

      In his Autumn Statement on Wednesday, George Osborne will reaffirm his plan to embark on the second half of the fiscal...

    23. November 30, 2014

      Autumn Statement: George Osborne to pledge £2bn extra NHS funding

      George Osborne will announce a £2bn a year of additional funding to the National Health Service in this week’s Autumn...

    24. November 28, 2014

      British politicians left to rue a week of class-related faux pas

      Andrew Mitchell has become the latest in a forlorn line of Conservative politicians who have trudged through Britain’s libel...

    25. November 28, 2014

      Relief in EU capitals at ‘reasonable’ UK plan to reduce immigration

      David Cameron has calmed the fears of many of his European allies about his plans to change Britain’s immigration laws by...

    26. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron returns to sense on EU migration

      David Cameron’s premiership has been dogged by the vexed questions of immigration and Europe. Under pressure from the rise...

    27. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron caves in to reality on immigration

      There is, it turns out, a limit to what David Cameron will do to pacify his Conservative party. In the weeks before his...

    28. November 27, 2014

      Westminster cuts the purse strings to Scotland

      By the time they reached the final straight of the Scottish independence campaign, Britain’s main political parties were in...

    29. November 26, 2014

      Publish guidance on lethal drone strikes, says former GCHQ chief

      A former head of GCHQ has urged foreign secretary Philip Hammond to publish secret guidelines governing how ministers share...

    30. November 25, 2014

      How to tackle immigration without risking the economy

      In the debate over European immigration, there is a circle we need to square. How can we give people confidence in the way...

    31. November 25, 2014

      Nick Clegg backs curbs on benefits for immigrants

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has cleared the way for a coalition crackdown on the welfare paid to EU migrants,...

    32. November 25, 2014

      Osborne to pledge balanced budget law

      George Osborne will next week announce plans to put into law a promise to balance Britain’s underlying budget deficit by the...

    33. November 24, 2014

      Britain’s home secretary Theresa May and the Isis challenge

      Theresa May has long been one of the most ambitious figures in the UK government, barely concealing her aspiration to...

    34. November 24, 2014

      Cameron needs to lift British politics out of its petty state

      Grief is supposed to move in five stages from denial to acceptance. Since losing its empire Britain has skipped from the...

    35. November 21, 2014

      Weak oil and tax revenues weigh on public finances, data show

      Continued weakness in tax revenues in October have created a difficult backdrop to next month’s Autumn Statement despite the...

    36. November 21, 2014

      Ukip defeats Conservatives again to win British by-election

      Rochester rout The anti-immigrant UK Independence party has snatched a second seat in parliament from the ruling...

    37. November 20, 2014

      Terror suspects face enforced relocation after Lib Dem climbdown

      The home secretary will be allowed to move terror suspects away from where they live, after the Liberal Democrats dropped...

    38. November 20, 2014

      Cameron backs Scottish control of benefit spending

      Almost all benefit spending could be devolved to Scotland, David Cameron has suggested, as he told MPs he is likely to back...

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