Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time
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Tuesday 19 February 2013
The accountants and lawyers behind sophisticated tax-avoidance schemes, such as that once used by the comedian Jimmy Carr, are "running rings" around HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), MPs warned last night.
Saturday 16 February 2013
Tension builds over Japan's efforts to drive down yen, but ministers resist crackdown
Friday 15 February 2013
The Government wants the private sector to finance the huge costs of nuclear power stations and hopes French company EDF will shortly kick off its new build.
'Hi Nick, it's Boris here' - London Mayor calls Nick Clegg's radio show to demand ministers get out of 'their posh limos'
Thursday 07 February 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson ambushed Nick Clegg's radio show today urging him to get his Cabinet colleagues "out of their posh limos" and on to public transport.
Monday 04 February 2013
The Department for Making The Poor Poorer has been very busy recently
Thursday 31 January 2013
Britain’s largest accountancy firms help the Treasury draft financial legislation which they then use to help their clients evade tax, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
George Osborne should stop making major tax and spending announcements in the Autumn Statement, the Treasury Select Committee will argue in a new report today. "The Autumn Statement is not, nor should it be, a second Budget. In recent years it has come to read like one", argues committee chairman Andrew Tyrie. "The case for two Budgets is weak. An additional one can create uncertainty and carries an economic cost. Only in an emergency would it be likely to carry long-term benefit."
Saturday 26 January 2013
Canada is looking for someone "like Mark Carney" to replace him when he becomes Governor of the Bank of England in June.
Thursday 24 January 2013
French anti-fraud police have raided the home of a former close associate of the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde as part of an investigation into alleged abuse of public office and “embezzlement” when she was French Finance Minister in 2008.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
The World Bank raised the alarm over the UK's "sombre" prospects today as it took an axe to growth forecasts.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King today said it would be “depressing” if bankers choose to defer their bonuses until after the introduction of the new 45p income tax rate.
Monday 14 January 2013
Civil servants have hit out at "simplistic tick-boxing" exercises they have been forced to carry out in the wake of Sam Laidlaw's report into the West Coast Mainline fiasco.
Thursday 10 January 2013
Pensioners were given some welcome news today after the UK's top statistician said a key measure of inflation linked to retirement income and a raft of other investments and services should remain unchanged.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Thursday 27 December 2012
The “jobs enigma” of 2012, that saw unemployment fall despite the gloomy economic outlook, is likely to continue next year, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
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