Whitehall told to draw up ‘business plans’

Ex-BP executive tells civil servants to adopt corporate discipline

Ambassador to Germany named head of FO

Sir Simon McDonald appointed permanent undersecretary

Exodus leaves UK army under strength

Army 3,400 men short of even reduced target strength

Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader

Decision by UK’s second biggest union is boost for radical

UK and France beef up Calais security

Ministers from both countries point finger at Eurotunnel

Irish central bank weighs Brexit options

Officials assess effects on economy if Britain leaves the EU

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Cameron eyes Irish path from EU impasse

Postdated treaty change solved Dublin’s Europe dilemma in 2009

European left must face the future

Amid social democrats’ broader travails, Labour has become UK’s ‘stupid party’ writes John Lloyd

UK union sues Uber over drivers’ rights

Union mirrors challenges to ride-hailing app’s business model

Rugged coast of Sark, Channel Islands

A taxing and complex Channel Islands tale

Guernsey says Sark links led to unfair tax blacklist inclusion

Executive pension tax breaks face axe

Senior directors already plan to reorganise retirement savings

Pensions minister and chancellor divided

Tensions over Treasury plans to cut cost of retirement saving

Labour vets would-be voters for leader

Party weeds out mischievous Tories and militants backing Corbyn

BoE deputy warns on cutting regulation

Cunliffe says stability must not be sacrificed to short-term growth

PM presses ahead with appointing new peers

Cameron expected to nominate 50 Lords to upper house

Doubt cast on property transparency plan

Information on foreign company ownership available, estate agents say

Litvinenko poisoned earlier, says suspect

Kovtun written answers read to inquiry after he fails to appear

PM could not block referendum, says SNP

Suggestions dismissed that Number 10 could halt second referendum

EU seeks more Iran links with neighbours

Diplomats aim for improved regional security after nuclear deal

PM to tackle ‘dirty money’ in UK property

Data on ownership by foreign companies to be published

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