YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Tories ahead by one: CON 34%, LAB 33%, LD 7%, UKIP 14%, GRN 7%
– Ex-HSBC boss Lord Green under fire over Swiss bank tax evasion row.
– David Cameron at the British Chambers of Commerce conference: “Give Britain a pay rise”.
– Landlords should not be the scapegoats for uninventive politicians.
Editorial: Champagne galore… but still no Big Idea.
– You’re still too soft on migration, Tory MPs warn Cameron: Backbenchers say plans do not go far enough and leave Britain at risk of ‘immensely serious social dangers’.
Editorial: HSBC revelations are an invitation to prosecute.
– Hodge accuses civil servants of threat to muzzle watchdog.
– UK business leader backs referendum on EU membership.
– US multinationals fight UK chancellor George Osborne’s Google tax.
Editorial: The Guardian view on appointments to the Lords: bin this corrupt system.
Editorial: The Guardian view on the HSBC files: a damning dossier.
– London has the worst broadband in Britain, government statistics show.
– Job description for politicians will promote democracy, says watchdog.
– Labour to launch new pro-business message at British Chamber of Commerce.
– Paternity leave: Do the figures actually add up?
– General election: Paying £15,000-a-table, just who are the donors funding the Tories’ election campaign?
– Education: Coalition reforms are hitting the worst-off the hardest.
– Labour gets £250,000 General Election boost from green energy firm as Tory ‘anti-business’ jibes are exposed.
– Is the government’s focus on apprenticeships really helping young people?
Editorial: LABOUR want you to believe businesses are fatcat predators who dodge taxes, rip off workers and callously give dads a mere fortnight off when their kids are born. THE HSBC scandal is more evidence that our justice system is quick to punish the little guy while giving the rich a free pass. WHY does the Yorkshire Ripper need a string of meetings to plan his funeral? ED Miliband says that if he became Prime Minister he’d take a month off if he and his wife had another child.
– Local authorities refuse to commit to council tax freeze.
– MPs slammed for self-regulation nod.
Editorial: Grexit: this is the fateful week.
– Against all odds, a welfare revolution is quietly under way.
– MPs want to stop helping constituents with with their bin collections and street repairs.
– Eight unusual European driving laws.
Editorial: Teacher absences are typical of the soft public sector.
– Obama ready to arm Ukraine in war against Moscow.
– Speeding fines in Europe could follow UK drivers home.
– Cities may be allowed to set stamp duty and keep revenue.
– 0800 LONDON: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on LBC radio call-in.
– 0900 LONDON: British Chambers of Commerce annual conference, with speeches by David Cameron (at 1200), Vince Cable (1355), Ed Balls, William Hague. Full programme at http://web.archive.org/web/20151012115846/http://bccconference.org.uk/
– 0900 STRASBOURG: The European Court of Human Rights to announce its judgement concerning UK prisoner voting rights.
– 1000 LONDON: Financial Conduct Authority chiefs at Treasury Committee. FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones and chief executive Martin Wheatley will be questioned by MPs.
– 1040 LONDON: Former Ofsted officials give evidence on Rotherham child abuse scandal to Commons Communities Committee.
– 1400 LONDON: Embargoed Labour briefing on general election campaign for women.
– 1400 LONDON: Housing minister Brandon Lewis speech to the British Property Federation Residential Conference.
– 1445 LONDON: Immigration officials and minister at Home Affairs committee.