Taxman kicks footballers in testimonials

Osborne swoops on cash earned from sport stars’ benefit events

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KPMG calls in outsider in tax probe

Accounting firm aims to limit damage after arrest of four partners

Grant Shapps resigns over bullying row

Former Tory co-chairman says 'the buck should stop with me’

Louise Richardson, New Principle of St Andrews University, photographed in central London for the FT Magazine this morning.
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SNP university bill ‘recipe for conflict’

Departing principal of St Andrews attacks changes to governance

Brexit would leave City begging, says Hill

Beware ‘misleading’ arguments, warns EU financial services chief

Stamp duty set to cool buy-to-let sector

Three percentage-point surcharge signals move to dampen market

Minister to intervene in fracking appeal

Greg Clark to decide on shale gas drilling in Lancashire

UK growth held back by fall in trade

Weakest net contribution to GDP for 18 years

Illustration by Jonathan McHugh of David Cameron riding on a UK banknote folded into a paper aeroplane
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Osborne’s axe falls on civic Britain

The exercise is one in transferring to town halls responsibility to implement Whitehall cuts

Corbyn eyes free vote over Syria bombing

Signs emerge of a compromise ahead of next week’s Commons vote

McDonnell sups with City bigwig

Shadow chancellor puts aside ‘overthrow of capitalism’

BBC TV to woo young as Three heads online

Trust sets conditions for main channels as it approves switch

Chance for UK to stem skills shortage

Apprenticeship levy has flaws but business must take ownership

Four KPMG partners arrested in Belfast

Move is linked to HMRC investigation into suspected tax evasion

Osborne takes a leaf from Balls’s book

Revised spending plans borrow ideas from Labour party

Q&A: why the PM wants to bomb Syria

Cameron says stopping Isis ‘means taking action in Syria

Britain as ‘most prosperous economy’ is a fantasy

It is right to hope. But the productivity revival remains uncertain

OBR attacked for forecasts ‘free pass’

Revised tax-take predictions strike some economists as odd given past disappointments

Classic cars and fine wine trump Buffett

Assets with ‘wasting’ status boosted by capital gains tax break

Apprenticeship levy angers big business

CBI and IoD say it is little more than a payroll tax

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