Mark Leftly

Mark Leftly is Associate business editor for The Independent

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Motorists are waiting almost seven weeks to take their test

Driving tests: Government reforms and shortage of examiners means longer waits for learner drivers

Hasty merger has seen waiting times increase from five to eight weeks in recent months

Part-privatisation of vehicle agency scrapped

Exclusive: Decision to scrap search for a commercial partner to help run the Vehicle Certification Agency came at a late stage

Margaret Hodge’s committee is investigating alleged tax avoidance

Margaret Hodge to grill PwC and Shire over tax avoidance in Public Accounts Committee

The accountant PricewaterhouseCoopers and drugs giant Shire are due face a tense parliamentary showdown over tax avoidance with an angered Margaret Hodge today.

Mark Leftly: Expect a disunited kingdom when it comes to taxing corporations

Westminster Outlook The €60m (£47m) Santiago Calatrava-designed Samuel Beckett Bridge, with its support cables towering 48 metres over the River Liffey, is a symbol of Dublin’s commercial power.

Homes underwater along the banks of the River Severn in Worcester

Autumn Statement: Firms to get tax breaks for flood defences

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls accuses the Government of repeating old infrastructure plans

Ofcom challenges Royal Mail’s performance

Royal Mail has slumped to the foot of the FTSE 100 as regulators shot down its claims that the six-day-a-week universal delivery service is under threat from fast-growing competition.

Royal Mail shares take a hit after regulator rejects claims universal service under threat

‘We have concluded there is no present risk to the financial sustainability of the universal service’

G4S has warned MPs that the heads of prisons are being “undermined” by government policy

Coalition is 'undermining' prison chiefs' ability to govern effectively, G4S warns

Britain's biggest private jail management company, G4S, has warned MPs that the heads of prisons are being "undermined" by government policy.

The new facility being built will enrich uranium for Trident missiles

MoD orders review into spiralling cost of Project Pegasus nuclear plant

It has also emerged that Britain's nuclear regulator is experiencing difficulty hiring inspectors
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links