Archive of 15 July 2010

Osborne: 'No doubt' this is an independent body

Osborne offers Treasury committee veto over OBR chief

George Osborne has offered the Treasury committee a veto over the incoming head of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

  • The coalition government today faced the parliamentary committees

    In the spotlight: LibCons face scrutiny

    The coalition government faced a brutal introduction to parliamentary scrutiny today, with four Cabinet secretaries sitting before Commons committees.

  • Cable: Repayment tied to earnings

    Cable mulls 'graduate tax'

    Rumours of a graduate tax were substantiated today, when Vince Cable delivered a speech on the future of higher education.

  • Centre of attention: Ed Miliband secures major union support

    Ed Miliband secures union backing

    Labour leadership hopeful Ed Miliband recieved the backing of one of Britain's most influential trade unions today in a sure sign he is securing the left-wing of the party.

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