Labour brand George Osborne and Vince Cable 'weak' as key reforms to banking system are thrown out

Ministers reject several recommendations of the commission set up to prevent future bailouts

Starbucks is right not to pay UK tax because it makes no profit, says coffee chain's tax advisor

Starbucks is justified in not paying tax in the UK because it has not made any profits in the country, according a senior figure from the firm that advises the coffee chain on its tax affairs.

Government backs down over proposals to outlaw caste discrimination

The Government has climbed down over proposals to outlaw discrimination on grounds of caste.

The code would contain mandatory rules for all companies owning more than 500 pubs and would aim to stop abuses of the beer tie

Cable in new bid to save vanishing British pubs by clamping down on companies that exploit freelance 'tied' publicans

Code of conduct plan  to help landlords fight harsh terms imposed  by property giants

Nick Clegg due to boost aerospace

The£24bn UK aerospace industry will receive a welcome boost tomorrow when a government-led investment plan worth hundreds of millions of pounds is due to be announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Cabinet ordered to 'double' efforts to kickstart growth

David Cameron and George Osborne have ordered ministers to do more to kickstart growth amid a Cabinet “blame game” about Britain’s flatlining economy.

Government to pay for up to 500 students to study aerospace degrees

Hundreds of graduates and employees are to be offered the chance to study for Masters degrees in aerospace engineering, it was announced today.

Research matters

For the last four years, since the credit crunch hit the global economy, there's been much talk about how the UK can be led from the recession back into growth. If you watch the news it won't take long for the words "economic growth" to be uttered. As individuals, it can be hard to see how we can influence what appears an issue for Whitehall or the banks or businesses or the City. But as researchers, whatever our career stage, and whatever problem we currently tackle, we have a important contribution to make to the growth of the UK economy.

Matthew Norman: Good on you, Nick, for hitting back

It probably isn't brilliant politics. It will do him personally not one iota of good, and the manner of it cannot be called distinguished. Yet there comes a time in the life of the perpetually abused wife when, damn the consequences, all you want is to see her throw acid in the abuser's face. And so today we deploy one of the unlikelier four-word phrases in the language, and declare this: well done, Nick Clegg.

James Moore: Farepak ruined Christmas but there's cheer for its bosses

The Farepak savers' vain battle for justice goes on as the stench from this appalling affair lingers

Anthony Hilton: Why we need to get the railways back on track

Thursday's task was to take part in a panel discussion on the financing and renewal of Britain's infrastructure organised by Reform, the think-tank.

Leading article: A question of judgement at Leveson

The Chancellor yesterday took time out from worrying about the drag from Europe on Britain's moribund economy to use his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry to smooth the way for the Prime Minister, who will give evidence later in the week.

Some of the senior Lib Dems are set to give their support to a Labour Party motion on Jeremy Hunt this week

Jeremy Hunt should have resigned, says Lib Dems' Lord Oakeshott

A senior Liberal Democrat has said culture secretary Jeremy Hunt should have resigned following his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry about News Corp's failed takeover of BSkyB.

Some of the senior Lib Dems are set to give their support to a Labour Party motion on Jeremy Hunt this week

Hunt should have quit over BSkyB, says Lib Dem peer

A senior Liberal Democrat has said the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, should have resigned following his evidence to the Leveson inquiry about News Corp's failed takeover of BSkyB.

Ian Burrell: These texts raise real doubts about Jeremy Hunt's even-handedness

For those who had already made up their mind that Jeremy Hunt had to go, the newly-released texts from the Culture Secretary were mere confirmation of his role as a cheerleader for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

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