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Vince Cable: Unemployment falls again

The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million. The figures released today show that unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, the lowest rate in six years. Business Secretary Vince Cable called today’s positive labour market figures “no accident” and said that […]

Unemployment falls again

The figures released today show that unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, the lowest rate in six years. Business Secretary Vince Cable called today’s positive labour market figures “no accident” and said that the Liberal Democrats in Government were delivering the recovery fairly. Creating jobs is central to the Liberal Democrat plans to build a stronger […]

UK and US join forces to tackle cyber crime

New government funding will help small businesses in the UK cyber sector to grow, collaborate and develop new solutions to tackle cyber threats, Business Secretary Vince Cable will announce today (16 September 2014). Speaking at the first ever US-UK Global Cyber Security Innovation Summit in London, the Business Secretary will announce a £4 million competition […]

WWE: Vince McMahon Could Scrap WWE Network Streaming To Focus On Cable TV

In an odd twist, Vince McMahon is considering putting the WWE Network on cable TV, which would seemingly defy the very reason the company created the streaming service in the first place. It’s also claimed that George Barrios, WWE’sShow More Summary

Closing loopholes in zero hours exclusivity ban

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable is calling on business, unions and individuals to help identify and close potential loopholes in plans to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. Exclusivity clauses prevent workers on zero hours contracts from taking work elsewhere even when their employer provides no work. The government is launching […]

Vince Cable: Large companies will have to publish top earner’s salary

Companies will be forced to publish their highest earners pay under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans. In a bid to encourage fairer wages, businesses with more than 250 employees will be required to release pay details of their top earner. Under manifesto proposals companies will also publish their median pay and consult employees on future executive salaries. […]

Vince Cable launches new apprenticeship campaign

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a new campaign to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships. The “Get In, Go Far” campaign is being supported by a number of employers across the country and coincides with the introduction of 40 new employer-designed apprenticeships in sectors including engineering, hospitality and the legal […]

Vince Cable announces findings of review of licensed exports to Israel

The government has today announced the findings of a review of licensed exports to Israel. It has found that the vast majority of exports currently licensed for Israel are not for items that could be used by Israeli forces in operations in Gaza in response to attacks by Hamas. Twelve licences have now been identified […]

Pity the robot drivers snarled in a human moral maze

Robotic cars do not get tired, drunk or angry but there are bound to be hiccups, says Tim Harford Last Wednesday Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, invited British cities to express their interest in being used as testing grounds for driverless cars. The hope is that the UK will gain an edge in this […]

Autonomous car trials to begin in the UK from 2015

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Vince Cable, the UK’s business secretary, has launched a review into Britain’s road laws, which currently ban autonomous vehicles from the country’s roads. Cable said, “Today’s announcement will see driverless cars take to our streets in less than six months, putting us at the forefront of this transformational technology and opening up new opportunities for [...]

Vince Cable: Driverless cars heading for public roads

In a bid to encourage the development of driverless cars on British roads, Vince Cable has announced a £10 million investment for research projects. Currently, driverless cars are only allowed on private roads. However, with funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Transport, driverless cars are expected to begin testing […]

Driverless cars will be trialled in up to three UK cities from January

The UK government will trial driverless cars in up to three cities from January next year. Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced a £10 million competition that municipalities will need to bid for to host one of the trials. The...Show More Summary

Vince Cable seeks disciplinary actions for Comet administrators

Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced that the Insolvency Service has referred the administrators of failed high street retailer Comet to their regulatory body for consideration of whether disciplinary action is appropriate on two grounds following an 18 month-investigation. Show More Summary

Vince Cable: We are on track to eliminate the deficit in 2017/18

Vince Cable writes about the good news regarding the rise in Britain’s economy: At some point over the last month or so, we passed, without fanfare, one of the most important economic milestones of the last six years – the UK economy is now bigger than it was before the recession began in 2008. Today’s […]

Minister Ordered Rewrite Of Critical Report On EU Benefits Tourism

Britain's Pro-EU Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is under fire for ordering the rewriting of a Whitehall report that is critical of benefits tourism and European migration, according to the Daily Mail. The report, which was published...Show More Summary

Cable Nets Strut Their Stuff: The Glossiest of the Upcoming Shows Take the Spotlight at TCA

“I write as slow as mud,” said Vince Gilligan, in explaining the delay of the highly anticipated series “Better Call Saul” -- a companion piece to the vaunted “Breaking Bad” -- now set to air next year on AMC...

Cameron’s plans to reform strike laws are ‘simply potty’ says Vince Cable

Speaking on yesterday’s Andrew Marr Show the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable claimed that Cameron’s plans to change the law to make it more difficult for workers to hold strikes are “simply potty”. The Daily Telegraph reports: Risking a major Coalition row ahead of the election, Mr Cable said that there is not “any […]

A Call for Stricter Takeover Rules in Britain

Vince Cable, the British business secretary, wants to eliminate the "wiggle room" in commitments made by foreign suitors for British companies.

Cabinet reshuffle: grey men out, but are women just tokenism?

Credits: Nick Ansell/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: David Cameron And there's one grey-haired old lag who can't be sacked despite his many faux-pas - Vince Cable Column The Mole Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:12am David 'Two Brains' Willetts...Show More Summary

Royal Mail Shares Were Not Sold Too Cheaply

Suddenly everyone’s an expert on the stock market. Apparently it was obvious that Royal Mail (OTCPK:ROYMF) shares were too cheap at the IPO price of 330p, and now Vince Cable has now called in Lord Myners to review the whole affair.Show More Summary

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