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    1. August 1, 2016

      MoD to release £1bn for stealth submarines

      The Ministry of Defence is planning to release more than £1bn, possibly as early as September, to enable BAE Systems...

    2. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      BAE confident of growth despite missing expectations

      BAE Systems, the world’s third-largest defence company by sales, insisted it had “performed well” and maintained...

    1. FT Data

      July 19, 2016

      Britain votes to replace Trident as the global nuclear arsenal declines

      Britain’s House of Commons has voted resoundingly in favour of renewing the country’s nuclear deterrent, the Trident...

    2. July 18, 2016

      Commons votes for Trident renewal with 355 majority

      Britain has voted to renew its nuclear deterrent after a heated debate in the Commons in which new prime minister...

    3. July 18, 2016

      A wonk’s guide to the Trident nuclear deterrent

      What were MPs voting for? Probably not what you think. Popularly, Monday’s vote in parliament is understood to be for...

    4. July 18, 2016

      The UK’s vote on Trident will highlight Labour’s dysfunction

      When Labour’s postwar prime minister, Clement Attlee, decided that Britain needed its own nuclear deterrent, he did so...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 18, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Softbank bets on post-Brexit Britain

      Softbank’s blockbuster offer for Arm Holdings, British Land’s wariness and Boris Johnson’s Brussels debut as foreign...

    6. July 18, 2016

      Owen Smith to defy Corbyn on Trident vote

      Owen Smith will lead Labour MPs voting for the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, in defiance of Jeremy Corbyn’s...

    7. Westminster Blog

      July 13, 2016

      Theresa May becomes PM - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:47 on 13 Jul 2016. Theresa May has taken over as prime minister after David...

    8. July 13, 2016

      Theresa May acquires Britain’s secret nuclear codes

      When a prime minister crosses the threshold of 10 Downing Street for the first time, many formal procedures need to be...

    9. June 15, 2016

      Cameron plans Trident vote to unify Tories after EU poll

      David Cameron is planning to spring a Commons vote on new Trident submarines next month as a part of his attempts to...

    10. February 27, 2016

      Thousands march against Trident nuclear system renewal

      Thousands of people opposed to the renewal of the multibillion-pound Trident nuclear system marched through London in...

    11. February 26, 2016

      Union boss Tim Roache tells Corbyn to toe party line on Trident

      His vote for Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of the opposition looks like putting Tim Roache, the incoming head of...

    12. February 25, 2016

      Union activists attack Corbyn over opposition to Trident

      Union activists have attacked Labour’s leadership over its opposition to renewal of the Trident nuclear submarine...

    13. February 14, 2016

      Senior Nato figures ‘alarmed’ by Labour’s Trident review

      Nato officials and political leaders from across the alliance are “deeply concerned” over the opposition Labour party’s...

    14. February 9, 2016

      Labour splits deepen over renewal of Trident

      Labour divisions over defence policy were thrown into sharp relief on Tuesday as senior figures clashed publicly about...

    15. January 29, 2016

      Babcock, BAE and Rolls-Royce step in to support steelmaker

      Sheffield Forgemasters has been granted a £30m support package by three of the UK’s biggest manufacturers in a move...

    16. January 28, 2016

      Defence suppliers overcharging by up to £26m

      Companies chosen as sole suppliers of military equipment could be overcharging the UK government by up to £26m,...

    17. January 21, 2016

      Trident’s supporters make renewed case for the defence

      On a visit to the cloud-shrouded, high-security base that is home to Britain’s nuclear arsenal, Michael Fallon was...

    18. January 20, 2016

      Steel deal with Chinese group blocked because of Trident link

      Ministers blocked Sheffield Forgemasters, the troubled steelmaker, from reaching a rescue deal with Chinese investors...

    19. January 18, 2016

      Nuclear submarine project looks to take lessons on board

      An icy January wind races across the dockyard at Barrow-in-Furness, chased by pellets of rain. Thirty years ago Brian...

    20. January 17, 2016

      Unite members threaten to quit if union turns against Trident

      Thousands of Unite members could quit Britain’s biggest union if it fails to maintain its position on the Trident...

    21. January 14, 2016

      Corbyn meets resistance to fast-track of Trident review

      Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is on course for a “ferocious bust-up” with his party over Trident after it emerged his...

    22. January 12, 2016

      Labour in disarray as Trident policy row resurfaces

      Labour is braced for more resignations over the party’s policy on renewing Trident amid growing tensions between...

    23. January 7, 2016

      Corbyn fills final gaps in reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn finally laid his reshuffle to rest after four days with the appointment of six new junior shadow...

    24. January 7, 2016

      Labour moderates should not serve Corbyn

      After this week, Jeremy Corbyn will not be doubted when he says he wants to change Britain’s Labour party. The...

    25. January 6, 2016

      Labour frontbenchers quit after Jeremy Corbyn reshuffle

      Three members of Labour’s front bench have quit their posts in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle, undermining his...

    26. January 6, 2016

      Corbyn tilts Labour back to unilateralism

      Jeremy Corbyn’s limited first reshuffle on Tuesday night could prove decisive to his quest to return Labour to a...

    27. January 6, 2016

      Emily Thornberry named as shadow defence secretary in Labour reshuffle

      Emily Thornberry, a critic of the Trident nuclear deterrent, has been appointed Labour’s shadow defence secretary in...

    28. January 5, 2016

      Labour reshuffle: Michael Dugher attacks Corbyn after sacking

      The first casualty to emerge from the UK Labour party’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has launched a sharp attack on leader...

    29. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Shadow culture secretary victim of Corbyn reshuffle

      Michael Dugher, former shadow culture secretary, announced that he had been sacked by Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour...

    30. December 13, 2015

      UK looks at nuclear option over Rolls-Royce crisis

      Nationalising Rolls-Royce’s nuclear submarine business, which powers the UK’s Trident deterrent, is one option under...

    31. December 13, 2015

      MoD warns Rolls and BAE over Trident replacement project

      The government has fired a warning shot across the bows of Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems, lead industrial partners in the...

    32. November 29, 2015

      Head of defence procurement agency bullish on Trident costs

      When Britain revealed last week that estimates for renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent had ballooned by billions of...

    33. November 24, 2015

      Nuclear consensus comes under pressure in Commons vote

      The fragility of Britain’s cross-party consensus on nuclear weapons was revealed on Tuesday in a sour debate on the...

    34. November 24, 2015

      Babcock expects to benefit from £12bn extra defence spending

      Babcock International said Britain’s decision to spend billions of pounds on extra equipment as part of its strategic...

    35. November 23, 2015

      Cost of Trident replacement to rise by at least £6bn

      David Cameron has admitted that replacing the Trident nuclear deterrent will cost at least £6bn more than originally...

    36. November 23, 2015

      Labour divisions on defence deepen over Syria and Trident

      The Labour party’s divisions on national security deepened on Monday, as opposition MPs prepared to defy Jeremy Corbyn...

    37. November 23, 2015

      Defence review: No bonanza for stretched armed forces

      Despite impressive-sounding commitments to expensive new military hardware, Britain’s defence review is far from a...

    38. November 23, 2015

      Labour MPs to dodge SNP Trident trap with visit to Oldham

      Oldham West will be flooded with Labour MPs on Tuesday as they are encouraged to leave London to avoid having to take...

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