EU bill not out of control, says Treasury

Chancellor George Osborne
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ONS says net contribution jumped by a third in 2013 to £11.3bn

How PM wooed Scots business before vote

Executives spoke out against independence after No 10 meeting

Woolf stands down from abuse inquiry

Second investigation chair concedes time she ‘got out of the way’

Labour wins police commissioner election

Low turnout in poll sparked by child exploitation scandal

MediaCity UK and BBC studios at Salford Quays, Manchester
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Greater Manchester to get new powers

‘Metro mayor’ and more say on schools and housing in package

Men earn more if parents have degrees

Report finds qualifications, or lack of them, directly affect earnings

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Commons' public accounts committee
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Alarm at race to lower corporate tax

MPs seek tougher rules, more transparency and debate on ethics

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

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Banks breathe sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

BoE’s new level of 4.05% lower than feared

UK to repay tranche of perpetual war loans

Government to redeem £218m in ‘4% Consols’ from 1927

City Insider: Andy Haldane, goes boldly on . . .

Andy Haldane, Mo Ibrahim, Howard Shore, Lenny Feder and ex-PM of France François Fillon

Terrorism insurance costs set to soar

George Osborne seeks big rise in cash UK Treasury receives from Pool Re

N Ireland faces £1bn cuts after budget deal

Stormont agreement ends impasse after pressure from Treasury

Big East Anglia wind farm scaled back

Fresh blow to sector blamed on insufficient subsidies

Treasury puts off BoE buy-to-let powers

Government unlikely to bring new laws into place before election

Realistic approach to UK low-pay problem

Unfunded tax cuts provide no lasting solution to weak wage growth

Cameron’s deficit claims mauled by IFS

UK statistics body asked to investigate David Cameron’s assertions on income tax

Bristol to become smart city laboratory

£75m joint experiment by council and University of Bristol

Court to hear Gaddafi rendition claims

Torture victim claims Jack Straw and MI6 were ‘co-conspirators’

Coalition row erupts over drug laws study

Research found strict legislation does not impact substance misuse