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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Wednesday 15 February 2012
The man in line to become become the new university access watchdog has been treated "disgracefully" by Tory MPs, colleagues said yesterday.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Executives at Britain's biggest PLCs could lose up to 30 per cent of basic pay for not doing their jobs properly under unprecedented government plans to crackdown on City fat cats.
Thursday 09 February 2012
MPs' committee divided over selection of opponent of fees regime
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Sketch: And what of Vince's plan to rein in executive pay? Transparency, exhortation and workers on the remuneration committees
Friday 20 January 2012
Monday 09 January 2012
Fairness is said to be at the heart of the Coalition's economic recovery strategy. So it is only fair to acknowledge that David Cameron put his finger on the right issue when he proclaimed yesterday that things are unfair at the top. The growing disparity between the top 10 per cent and those at the bottom of British society makes a mockery of Chancellor George Osborne's suggestions that "we are all in this together".
Tuesday 20 December 2011
Monday 19 December 2011
There was as much politics as economics and finance about the Business Secretary's pre-announcement yesterday that the Government is to implement the recommendations of the Vickers commission on banking in their entirety. In the aftermath of the Prime Minister's refusal to sign up to European Union reforms of the eurozone, Liberal Democrat ministers, from Nick Clegg downwards, have had an uphill struggle to claim they still have a voice in the Coalition. Add the details, revealed in this newspaper last week, of the banks' intensive lobbying of the Treasury in the run-up to today's official verdict, and some of the thinking behind what the Business Secretary said yesterday becomes clear.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Ministers have reneged on coalition promise to champion British firms investing in clean energy, say Greenpeace and WWF
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Policy influenced 'where we think they have legitimate concerns'
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Senior executives at Bell Pottinger claimed they could arrange meetings with the Business Secretary's special adviser on behalf of a client.
Sunday 04 December 2011
If employees sat on the committees that set bosses' pay, we might see a diminution in their remuneration packages, suggests Richard Northedge
Thursday 01 December 2011
Nick Clegg is facing a Liberal Democrat rebellion after endorsing another two years of public spending cuts following the next general election.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Nick Clegg warned bankers they would never again be able to "point a gun" at the British economy, as he fuelled a dispute inside the Coalition Government over bank reform.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds