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  1. July 24, 2014

    More NHS trusts show signs of financial stress

    The number of NHS trusts referred to Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, over financial irregularities has increased by...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Warning over threat to economy posed by bus funding cuts

    Cuts to bus funding are harming the UK economy and leaving people unable to get to work or the shops, campaigners have...

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  1. 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...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Yes or No – Scotland looks set for significant fiscal change

    Britain has become so transfixed by the idea that Scotland could become an ­independent country that it has paid relatively...

  3. July 16, 2014

    Aerospace industry wins £154m for research into 3D printing

    The UK aerospace industry will be given £154m of public funds for new technologies such as 3D printing of aircraft parts,...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Over-60s have fared better than UK workers since crisis

    Pensioners and those on the verge of retirement have fared better than all working age adults since the financial crisis,...

  5. July 14, 2014

    UK small business lobby hits out at broadband provision

    Britain’s broadband is not good enough for small businesses, according to campaigners who have called for the government to...

  6. July 11, 2014

    Sir Humphrey is a servant who behaves like a duke

    In David Cameron’s early weeks as prime minister, his office instructed civil servants to begin publishing detailed data on...

  7. July 11, 2014

    UK construction output dips in May

    UK construction output dipped in May, increasing the chances that overall economic growth in the second quarter could be...

  8. July 10, 2014

    UK public sector strike: Voices from the picket line

    Britain’s public sector workers mounted picket lines outside courts, council offices, jobcentres, fire stations and...

  9. July 10, 2014

    Tories eye strike ballot reform as public workers walk out

    Ministers claimed fewer than half a million public sector workers took part in a one-day strike on Thursday, while union...

  10. July 9, 2014

    Yorkshire’s open air gallery wins museum prize

    An open-air sculpture gallery in Yorkshire offering “an overwhelming mix of sensory experience” has won the UK’s biggest...

  11. July 7, 2014

    Millions in the UK training for non-existent jobs

    Within a decade millions of people in the UK will have qualifications for non-existent jobs, the new chairman of the Local...

  12. July 6, 2014

    UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

    The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

  13. July 6, 2014

    Late trains fine to be spent on free and faster WiFi links

    Passengers on some trains will benefit from faster internet access after ministers decided to spend a fine imposed on...

  14. July 3, 2014

    Parliament to probe role of lord chancellor

    The 900-year-old role of Britain’s lord chancellor, who officially ensures the independence of the courts, will come under...

  15. July 2, 2014

    Firefighters to join UK public sector strike over cuts

    Firefighters in England and Wales are to join a one-day strike by public sector workers next week in one of the biggest...

  16. July 1, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office left with £4m bill for wrongly reclaimed tax on barristers’ fees

    The UK’s top anti-fraud agency had to pay more than £4m to HM Revenue & Customs after wrongly reclaiming value added tax on...

  17. July 1, 2014

    Dozens of UK arts groups face loss of government funding

    Dozens of arts organisations across the country are facing the loss of their government funding after Arts Council England...

  18. June 27, 2014

    Elderly care gets new lease of life in Cornwall

    Longevity may be a widespread human aim but its fiscal consequences are preoccupying developed nations. Rising numbers of...

  19. June 26, 2014

    Report warns ministers on UK flood insurance shortfall

    UK homes and businesses vulnerable to flooding are struggling to secure affordable insurance, according to a study compiled...

  20. June 25, 2014

    Prince Charles spends £255,000 on flight to Mandela’s funeral

    Prince Charles, heir to the throne, spent more than £1m in taxpayer funds on travel last year, including £255,000 chartering...

  21. June 25, 2014

    Ed Balls challenges Tory opposition to manifesto audits

    Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has claimed George Osborne is running scared over Labour’s call for the independent fiscal...

  22. June 23, 2014

    Leading UK galleries begin search for new directors

    Two of the top jobs in the UK art world are up for grabs after the heads of the National Gallery and the National Portrait...

  23. June 22, 2014

    Barristers’ income falls 12% in two years

    The squeezing of the barristers’ profession has been highlighted by new figures that show their income has decreased 12 per...

  24. June 18, 2014

    Private finance initiative overhaul fails to tackle problems, say MPs

    Much-vaunted changes to the private finance initiative have failed to address problems with the scheme, according to a...

  25. June 13, 2014

    Airbus to stick with UK investment strategy

    Airbus is unlikely to change its investment strategy in the UK so long as the British government supports the aerospace...

  26. June 10, 2014

    Education Funding Agency criticised over failing institutions

    The government body responsible for allocating more than £50bn a year of public funding to schools, colleges and academies...

  27. June 10, 2014

    UK government saves £14bn through efficiency measures

    More than £14bn was saved for the public purse in 2013/14 through measures such as improving commercial contracts and...

  28. June 6, 2014

    Elderly ‘at risk’ of losing social care under new rules

    People suffering from conditions such as dementia could be deemed ineligible for social care under new rules that suggest...

  29. June 4, 2014

    David Cameron to legislate targets to cut UK red tape

    David Cameron is to entrench tough targets to cut red tape beyond the lifetime of this parliament in an effort to bind the...

  30. May 27, 2014

    Lawyers seek judicial review in legal aid fight

    The legal profession’s battle over cuts to the legal aid budget intensified on Tuesday when solicitors specialising in...

  31. May 25, 2014

    1 in 5 suppliers fail to respond to ministers’ tax questions

    About one in five leading public sector suppliers have failed to respond to a government request for information about their...

  32. May 23, 2014

    Scottish life science academics fear Yes vote threat to funding

    More than a dozen of Scotland’s leading life science academics have warned that the nation risks “sleepwalking” into the...

  33. May 22, 2014

    Study finds most A&E patients do need emergency care

    Most patients attending NHS accident and emergency departments require comprehensive treatment that could not be provided by...

  34. May 22, 2014

    Britain’s public finances hit by falling income tax receipts

    Britain’s public finances worsened unexpectedly in April, in spite of the recovering economy, because of a sharp drop in...

  35. May 21, 2014

    UK home secretary Theresa May cuts Police Federation funding

    The Police Federation, which represents police officers, will lose hundreds of thousands of pounds in UK government support...

  36. May 20, 2014

    Discord grows in northeast over UK arts funding imbalance

    Some sounds from the Sage Gateshead Music Centre may lack their usual finesse after musicians began a sponsored challenge to...

  37. May 16, 2014

    Lord Prescott’s £60,000 homes ‘are rotting’

    Some of the “£60,000 homes” built under the Labour government’s drive to solve the housing crisis are rotting just seven...

  38. May 16, 2014

    Coalition’s attempts to boost regional growth criticised

    Billions of pounds set aside to boost economic growth in the English regions remain unspent while progress in creating jobs...

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