Whitehall’s first chief executive appointed

Francis Maude announces bid to open up top jobs to external candidates

Ofcom chief Richards to stand down

Head of communications regulator to leave at end of year

GP warning casts doubt on Tory promise

Lack of doctors fuelling ‘crisis’ in care services

Cameron puts tax at heart of election campaign

Changes to cost £7bn a year on top of spending cuts

Chinese ambassador fails to meet Clegg

DPM snubbed after requesting ‘urgent meeting’ to discuss Hong Kong

Ex-Tory backer’s UKip donation lands flat

Pledge occurs after strong counteroffensive by the Conservatives

MPC’s Kristin Forbes dovish on rate rises

Bank of England’s new committee member gives first public speech

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Equiniti to control Whitehall pension body

Government to sell part of its stake in MyCSP for £8m

PM’s speech gives voice to party optimism

David Cameron’s address polished and relentless in political intent

Vox Scots: the No voters want to forget, the Yes voters plan to fight on

BoE seeks to curb risky buy-to-let loans

Powers sought to prevent households from overextending themselves

Wonga to write off £220m of loans

Second setback prompts UK payday lender to consider changing name

Hill fails to convince Brussels doubters

UK nominee for commissioner faces rare second grilling by MEPs

High earners to gain most from Tory plans

Tax cuts for wealthy to be funded by unspecified spending cuts

Cameron trades votes for credibility

Tory leader’s tax cut promises risk degrading public services too far

Tory policy announcements

NHS trust buys out its PFI contract

Northumbria Healthcare borrows £114m to exit deal

Q&A: Cameron’s income tax proposals

Prime minister pledges to increase 40% tax band to £50,000

Conservatives upbeat on looming election

Delegates in Birmingham are up for a fight

Cameron places a big bet on tax cuts

If the deficit is so big, voters might ask, why the generosity?