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  1. July 14, 2014

    Coalition abandons plan to privatise UK Land Registry

    The government has dropped plans to privatise the Land Registry after heated rows between the Tories and Liberal Democrats...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Retail investors stay loyal to Royal Mail

    Institutions may have come under fire for selling their Royal Mail shares at a quick profit, but individual shareholders...

  1. July 10, 2014

    Sell-off expert says Royal Mail sale delivered poor value

    The sale of Royal Mail achieved poorer value for money for taxpayers than the state sell-offs of the 1980s and 1990s, the...

  2. July 9, 2014

    Vince Cable orders review into sell-off of state assets

    Ministers have ordered a review into the sell-off of state assets, just days before MPs publish a report that is expected to...

  3. June 20, 2014

    Shareholdings hit post-crisis high

    The value of shareholdings held by private investors rose to £238.8bn by the middle of June, its highest level since the...

  4. June 20, 2014

    Spire dreaming of £1bn flotation after Cinven ends sale talks

    Britain’s second-largest chain of private hospitals is finalising plans for a £1bn stock market flotation, as it seeks to...

  5. May 22, 2014

    Royal Mail flotation row continues

    The squabble over whether Royal Mail was sold too cheaply at its flotation last autumn shows little sign of abating, as the...

  6. May 16, 2014

    Government looks set to retain Royal Mail stake

    Ministers bruised by the squabble over the Royal Mail privatisation appear in no hurry to start selling the state’s...

  7. April 30, 2014

    Lazard made £8m profit in Royal Mail share sell-off

    The investment arm of the government’s independent adviser on the privatisation of Royal Mail made an £8m profit selling...

  8. April 7, 2014

    Cable faces more questions on Royal Mail

    Vince Cable is being recalled by MPs to give further evidence about the government's privatisation of the Royal Mail, after...

  9. April 2, 2014

    No ‘gentleman’s agreement’ on Royal Mail, says Vince Cable

    Vince Cable on Wednesday denied that there was any “gentleman’s agreement” with blue-chip investors on Royal Mail...

  10. April 1, 2014

    Taxpayer lost out to big investors in mail float, says watchdog

    Blue-chip investors made “substantial” profits from selling their allocation of Royal Mail shares within weeks of its...

  11. March 17, 2014

    Postcode data should not have been sold with Royal Mail, say MPs

    MPs have criticised the government for selling off postcode data as part of the privatisation of Royal Mail last year,...

  12. March 10, 2014

    Philip Hammond discloses £400m deal to outsource running of military bases

    Britain’s military bases are to be partly privatised in a controversial deal that would see sites such as Portsmouth naval...

  13. February 23, 2014

    L&G plans to begin lending to larger SMEs

    Legal & General, the UK's biggest pension fund manager, has unveiled plans to begin lending to medium-sized UK companies in...

  14. February 18, 2014

    Civil servants’ contract skills ‘lacking’

    Nearly three years since David Cameron called civil servants the “enemies of enterprise”, British business says the...

  15. February 6, 2014

    Royal Mail privatisation row reignites

    A range of investment banks valued Royal Mail last spring at up to £1.5bn more than it was eventually sold for, according to...

  16. February 5, 2014

    UK Cabinet Office ‘nudge’ team to be spun off into private group

    Ministers are poised to launch one of the biggest experiments in British public sector reform when they move a Cabinet...

  17. January 28, 2014

    UK government puts RBS share sale on hold after £8bn loss

    The government has abandoned hope of selling any shares in Royal Bank of Scotland before the general election after the bank...

  18. January 23, 2014

    UK government poised to sell off Land Registry

    The agency that records all land and property information in England and Wales could be sold off, as the UK government tries...

  19. January 8, 2014

    UK public wins say in sale of state buildings and land

    The public has been invited to come forward with suggestions on which state-owned land and buildings should be sold off by...

  20. December 19, 2013

    G4S faces second Serious Fraud Office investigation

    G4S was referred to the Serious Fraud Office for a second time in six months on Thursday, underscoring the extent of...

  21. December 11, 2013

    Senior MPs call for parliamentary commission on the civil service

    David Cameron will on Thursday come under pressure from senior MPs to launch a full inquiry into how to make the civil...

  22. December 9, 2013

    MoD seeks to rescue privatisation plan

    The government is scrambling to salvage key elements of its drive to overhaul the Ministry of Defence’s £14bn procurement...

  23. December 9, 2013

    Royal Mail three-year pay and peace deal averts Christmas strike

    Royal Mail has reached a three-year pay deal worth 9.06 per cent with its main union, including a legally binding agreement...

  24. December 4, 2013

    Insurers to promise £25bn for infrastructure

    Six major insurance companies will announce plans on Wednesday to invest £25bn into UK infrastructure as ministers seek to...

  25. November 27, 2013

    Royal Mail figures fuel privatisation row

    Royal Mail will maintain steady revenue growth, its chief executive forecast, as the furore over whether the postal operator...

  26. November 27, 2013

    Alliance Boots can dispel WoW factor with disclosure

    Alliance Boots has all the characteristics a tax campaigner could ask for in a target. It is a trusted healthcare retailer,...

  27. November 27, 2013

    Ministers defend Royal Mail sale price

    The privatisation of Royal Mail, Britain’s most ambitious state sell-off for decades, would have been put at “considerable...

  28. October 24, 2013

    Labour to consider renationalising railways

    The renationalisation of Britain’s railways is back on the table after Labour’s new shadow transport secretary said she was...

  29. October 23, 2013

    Royal Mail sell-off to be probed by National Audit Office

    The National Audit Office is to carry out a value for money examination of the Government’s privatisation of the Royal Mail....

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