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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

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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

Vince Cable speech on the recovery, relative productivity and rebalancing

Vince Cable speech at the Social Market Foundation, London on the recovery, relative productivity and rebalancing. Rebalancing is needed in order to sustain the recovery As late as 18 months ago, people who talked about recovery were regarded as optimistic at best and seriously deluded at worst. But, after 5 positive quarters, and with a […]

Vince Cable comments on today’s public sector workers strike action

  Commenting in a Liberal Democrat press release on today’s strike action by public sector workers,  Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “We believe that getting round the negotiating table is better than striking. “We do not believe unions should be striking and causing mass disruption when everyone has been affected by similar pay conditions. “Most people […]

Vince Cable announces £16 million of funding to develop skills in creative industries

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £16 million of funding to match industry investment to boost skills in the creative industries and help develop the filmmakers and fashion designers of the future. The funding supports the new creative industries strategy which will help maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in the sector. Government […]

Vince Cable scraps exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts.

Liberal Democrat Minister,Vince Cable, has introduced a Bill which will ban zero hours contracts that prevent people from looking for other work. These “exclusivity” contracts are particularly unjust. It’s one thing to not offer work in a particular week. It’s quite another to prevent an employee doing another job to supplement their income. He spoke […]

Government crackdown on zero hours contract abusers

Employees on zero hours contracts will have the freedom to find work with more than 1 employer after Business Secretary Vince Cable announced plans to ban exclusivity clauses. Exclusivity clauses prevent an individual from working for another employer, even when no work is guaranteed. The use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts undermines choice […]

Vince Cable: 'Bank of England must curb housing boom'

Credits: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Alt Text: Vince Cable Business Secretary 'appalled' to discover that banks are lending five times home-buyers' salaries One-Minute Read Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:02pm Business Secretary Vince Cable...Show More Summary

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