Search for UK government spending and
    1. 8 hours ago

      London mayor’s vision for Olympicopolis gathers steam

      To Boris Johnson, it is to be a “pole of attraction” for east London, a cultural palace “of a kind to knock the Pompidou...

    2. January 29, 2015

      MPs sound alarm over UK public cash links with Nigerian projects

      MPs have accused ministers of allowing public money to be spent on development projects in Nigeria associated with...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
    2. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. January 28, 2015

      Whitehall comfort-class travel bill hits £100m

      About £100m has been spent on taxis, business-class flights and first-class rail travel by UK government officials in the...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Crime victims urged to report offences online

      Victims of non-emergency crimes in England and Wales will be encouraged to report the offences online to save police time as...

    3. January 28, 2015

      UK infrastructure lending scheme alarms NAO

      A four year programme to support £40bn of private investment in infrastructure leaves taxpayers with unquantifiable risks...

    4. January 27, 2015

      Labour plans pile on pressure for cash-strapped universities

      Indications that Labour is planning to cut tuition fees have heightened budget concerns among university vice-chancellors,...

    5. January 27, 2015

      Defend Labour’s economic record – the facts support us

      General elections are fought and won on the issue of the economy. And, while pollsters say this year’s general election...

    6. January 27, 2015

      Greens plan to shake up City of London and drop reliance on growth

      The City of London would cease to be a major global financial centre and growth would no longer be an economic target under...

    7. January 27, 2015

      Road scanners to find future potholes developed by UK researchers

      Scientists have invented a system that promises to cure one of the great scourges of the British motorist — the pothole....

    8. January 27, 2015

      Coalition has failed to tackle regional imbalances, report says

      The UK government has failed to tackle regional imbalances, fix the apprenticeship system and help the long-term unemployed...

    9. January 26, 2015

      Austerity will break any Labour government

      And now they have it. For five years British leftwingers awaited a popular reaction against austerity, one that moved beyond...

    10. January 23, 2015

      Middle-income families ‘unscathed’ by UK austerity

      Middle-income households have “escaped remarkably unscathed” from the UK government’s austerity drive, according to an...

    11. January 22, 2015

      Sharp monthly rise in UK budget deficit

      The coalition government is still struggling to close the UK’s gaping budget deficit, according to figures released on...

    12. January 15, 2015

      Healthcare: Counting the cost of cancer

      Anne Strange was too ill to dance at the evening reception when her daughter, Debbie, married in November but just being...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Top doctor links A&E chaos to NHS advice line

      The health service’s 111 telephone advice line is a key cause of the unprecedented pressures facing hospital emergency...

    14. January 14, 2015

      Analytical blunders that discredit UK Labour’s pitch

      T o judge by the past few years of opposition, Britain’s Labour party needs a new economics team. Confidently predicting...

    15. January 14, 2015

      Tories to reform UK compulsory purchase rules

      George Osborne could make Britain’s “outdated” compulsory purchase system more generous in an effort to speed up big...

    16. January 13, 2015

      Osborne mocks Labour over its deficit reduction plans

      The UK Chancellor on Tuesday mocked the opposition Labour party for supporting a target for the next government to eliminate...

    17. January 13, 2015

      UK public finances define battleground for general election

      An apparent display of unity in parliament between Labour and the Conservatives on Tuesday over government finances failed...

    18. January 13, 2015

      Councils claim extra £5bn required to fund school places

      Local authorities have complained that the government has left them nearly £5bn short of the funds they need to provide...

    19. January 12, 2015

      Cameron focuses on ‘Britain living within its means’

      David Cameron will today hammer home his key election theme of “Britain living within its means” as MPs vote on the...

    20. January 12, 2015

      David Cameron warns voters over ‘legacy of debt’

      David Cameron will on Monday set out his priorities for the general election, urging people to vote Conservative if they...

    21. January 8, 2015

      Whitehall under fire for late payment of bills to SMEs

      The government has been urged to improve payments to small companies for public sector work after an official report found...

    22. January 7, 2015

      Conservative party on defensive over NHS problems

      The UK prime minister was forced on to the defensive on Wednesday, after the opposition party seized on figures showing the...

    23. January 7, 2015

      Drugmakers threaten NHS with lawsuits over cancer ruling

      Drug companies are threatening legal action against an expected decision to halt National Health Service access to a range...

    24. January 4, 2015

      New towns will be testbeds for healthcare ‘revolution’

      Britain’s new towns will become testbeds for big changes to the way healthcare is delivered, with tech-savvy patients...

    25. January 4, 2015

      NHS chief warns of ‘public backlash’ over spending

      The next government will risk a “public backlash” unless it delivers sustained annual funding increases for the health...

    26. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Spending cuts plans ‘not plausible’

      The UK government’s goal of cutting public spending so public finances are back in the black by 2018-19 with a large annual...

    27. December 30, 2014

      Baroness Deech: divorce laws ‘urgently in need of reform’

      In a small room tucked away down the labyrinth of corridors in the House of Lords, Baroness Deech points to an oil painting...

    28. December 28, 2014

      Lib Dem minister David Laws attacks Tory plans for spending cuts

      The Conservatives’ public spending plans are tantamount to a political “suicide note” because they would involve...

    29. December 27, 2014

      Ministers blasted over delay to UK blackout helpline

      The government has been accused of leaving families vulnerable to possible power cuts after news that a promised emergency...

    30. December 27, 2014

      UK household incomes forecast to rise next year

      Household incomes are likely to rise in 2015, escaping the weakness of the past four years, though living standards are...

    31. December 26, 2014

      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    32. December 24, 2014

      Alexander attacks Osborne over cuts to UK public services

      George Osborne is planning the “wilful destruction” of public services, according to Danny Alexander, the UK chancellor’s...

    33. December 24, 2014

      Labour attacks shortage of housing for young families

      Labour has accused the government of a failure to tackle the housing shortage with the claim that more than 87,000 children...

    34. December 21, 2014

      Law firms take flak after Al-Sweady army torture inquiry

      They are law firms best known for bringing human rights cases against the government in the British courts, with one even...

    35. December 19, 2014

      Higher receipts boost public finances

      Higher receipts helped the UK’s public finances improve slightly in November but the Chancellor still faces a tough...

    36. December 18, 2014

      Big pay rise for Osborne aide fuels anger over special advisers

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg are accused of breaking promises to limit spending on ministers’ special advisers after a 17...

    37. December 18, 2014

      Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn

      The UK government has recovered a further £1.36bn of taxpayers’ money, six years after bailing out thousands of British...

    38. December 18, 2014

      Council grant cuts ‘fair’, says coalition

      Local authorities in England and Wales will see their main government grant cut by £2.6bn next year, under plans set out by...

    Search for UK government spending and

    POLL