Set for the chop? Life after the licence fee

Mark Rylance and Claire Foy in Wolf Hall
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BBC funding challenged by new media and political environment

British exit from EU given 1 in 6 chance

Think-tank’s departure calculation coincides with warning from manufacturers

Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
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Bank of England banishes ‘fireside chats’

Central bank overhauls City dealings in transparency drive

Ukip to join Tory plan to end deficit

Party wants billions of pounds cut from Scotland funding

Cut tax on UK companies further, says IFS

Think-tank calls for incentives to boost levels of investment

Green auction sets stage for cheap power

UK awards subsidies of £315m a year to renewable power schemes

UK net migration jumps 42%

Level is nearly three times Conservatives’ target

English devolution

Government blocks local decisions on EU funds

Only London will be allowed to decide how it spends share of €6.2bn budget

Voting rule change set to benefit Tories

Labour constituencies more likely to see poll decline

Regents Park
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Clampdown on canal boat dwellers

Boat licence push targets rising numbers of people living on the waterways

BBC licence fee no long-term future: MPs

Committee concludes levy must be replaced in 2020s

EEF tells PM not to ‘sleepwalk’ out of EU

Referendum on Europe seen as a dangerous course for Britain

UK urges change to EU rules for GM crops

Commons group says some genetically modified plants are necessary

Taxpayers charged for arms company perks

Defence secretary seeks reform of MoD’s troubled procurement arm

Housing groups face £2bn derivatives bill

Associations saw cash calls of £800m in last quarter of 2014

Fight or flight will be UK’s defence choice

Further cuts in the military budget would erode its global standing

A tale of two political spankings

Bennett’s human side arouses sympathy but Straw and Rifkind demonstrate less endearing ways

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Consumption underpins UK growth

Fall in business investment spending at the end of 2014 will raise fears about recovery

Oxford houses less affordable than London

University city most expensive place to live in UK relative to income

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