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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 23 Nov 2014

CABLE SLAMS OSBORNE TAX ‘FANTASY’ George Osborne’s plan for £7bn of tax cuts is a “total fantasy” warns Vince Cable. The business secretary told The Observer treasury officials believe the chancellor’s pledges are not affordable. “When...Show More Summary

Clegg risks splitting Lib Dems by hinting at new Tory deal

Alt Text: The Mole Far from quitting as some had predicted, Clegg even takes a swipe at Vince ‘Enemy of the Tories’ Cable Column The Mole Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 4:04pm Nick Clegg ended the party conference season by giving the clearest signal so far that he is ready to do a deal with David Cameron for another five-year term of office. Show More Summary

Ten Reasons why People who Support Wind Farms Are Deluded, Criminal or Insane. Which One Are You, Vince Cable?

Opposing wind farms is "irrational", claimed Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable at his party conference yesterday. Actually, no. Here are some reasons why anyone who doesn't oppose wind farms is most probably either deluded, criminal or insane. Show More Summary

Lib Dems to announce mental health policy ‘red line’

The Lib Dems haven’t really announced many enormous policies so far at their party conference. Yesterday’s speech from Vince Cable was more notable for its loyalty than it was for… Continue reading The post Lib Dems to announce mental health policy ‘red line’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Vince Cable Thinks Devaluing The Pound Will Solve Britain's Problems — Here's Why He's Wrong

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said that an overvalued sterling needs to fall by between 10-15% to provide a much needed boost to Britain's exports. The logic is that a devalued pound makes Britain's goods cheaper to buy for foreigners. Unfortunately, recent history suggests he's wrong. Show More Summary

GWPF Calls On Government To Suspend Fourth Carbon Budget

Press Release 06/10/14 UK Business Minister Finally Admits Carbon Taxes Are Damaging British Businesses London, 6 October: The Global Warming Policy Forum has welcomed Vince Cable’s belated admission that the government’s climate policy is damaging British businesses. Show More Summary

Vince Cable accuses George Osborne of lying about tax rises

Vince Cable’s speech today was loyal and funny. Cable was, unlike in some previous years, very much on message. He lavished praise on Clegg for having turned the Liberal Democrats… Continue reading The post Vince Cable accuses George Osborne of lying about tax rises appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Vince Cable Suckered By Banks

By Ralph Musgrave: Banks run rings round politicians and regulators. But some politicians are particularly gullible, and the UK’s “business secretary” Vince Cable is one such. This article by Nils Pratley entitled “Vince Cable has swallowed...Show More Summary

The Tory MP who thinks Vince Cable is ‘obsolete’

Out on the party scene, Mr S enjoyed BIS minister Matt Hancock’s description of his job to the Institute of Directors bash: ‘Working at BIS is a lot a like sending… Continue reading The post The Tory MP who thinks Vince Cable is ‘obsolete’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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

5 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 […]

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