Business Secretary

'I Agree With Ed'

PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable indicated he is considering reforms to the "public interest test" for corporate takeovers as a political row erupted ab...

Asa Bennett

Do 'Zero-Hour' Contracts Help Or Hurt Employers And Employees?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

British workers are increasingly being hired under controversial 'zero-hour' contracts, whether it is at Buckingham Palace, the House of Commons or ev...

Cable Condemns Plans To Reduce Immigration

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable has rubbished plans to reduce net immigration saying it would do "enormous damage" to the UK. The Liberal Democrat s...

What Is Will Smith Doing In Brixton With Two Labour MPs?!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Politics

Will Smith became the Fresh Prince of Brixton on Thursday morning as the US actor went on a walkabout with former culture secretary Tessa Jowell and s...

UK Car Production Hits Four-Year High

PA | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Car production in the UK accelerated ahead last year to its highest level for four years. And the number of cars made for export reached an all-tim...

Vince Cable's Business Bank Lacks Ambition

Tony Dolphin | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Dolphin

It seems that the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has secured a promise from the Treasury that it will back his idea for a state business back with £1 billion of taxpayers' money. He hopes that the new 'British Business Bank' will be up and running in 18 months.

Balls Reiterates Desire To Work With Lib Dems

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has issued a fresh appeal to the Liberal Democrats to work with Labour on a plan to kickstart the economy. His appeal on the Andrew Marr s...

Balls Appeals To Vince Cable Over Economy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has issued a fresh appeal to Business Secretary Vince Cable to work with Labour on a plan for the economy, In a move that takes advantage ...

Cable Executive Pay Plans 'Watered Down'

PA | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics

Vince Cable moved to strengthen the hand of shareholders today by giving them powers to lead the crackdown on excessive executive pay deals. The Bu...

House Building Expansion Needed To Help Economy Say Cable

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

A major expansion in house building is essential for Britain's economic recovery, according to business secretary Vince Cable. In a speech to the C...

Cable: Banks Have 'Imperilled' UK's Recovery

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable tonight launched a new onslaught on the banks, accusing them of "imperilling" Britain's economic recovery. Cable use...

General Motors on Classic Road to Disaster by Sentimentally Holding Onto A Loss-Making Division

Peter Martindale | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

If General Motors does not sell to a suitable buyer then the chances are that in just a few years, Vauxhall Motors, one of the few remaining British car marques, will follow a long list of illustrious names, and will be no more.

UK In 'Fairly Good Position' Says Vince Cable

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Britain remains in "a fairly good position" to weather the current financial storms because of the market credibility earned by t...

Michael Rundle

Government Scraps Plans To Block Content-Sharing Websites

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics

Controversial plans to block websites that infringe on copyright laws have been dropped by the government after advice from Ofcom. The plan to cut ...

Cable To Make iPod Music Transfers Legal With Copyright Change

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government will unveil changes to copyright law which could open the door to new services for film and music fans and boost t...

Cable Vows To End 'Rip-Off' Banking Culture

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

The business secretary Vince Cable has signalled that he remains in favour of breaking up British banks, despite likely recommendations from an indepe...

Vince Cable Calls Republicans Right Wing Nutters... And Other Controversies

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK

Vince Cable this morning labelled those attempting to block the rise in America's debt ceiling as "rightwing nutters". He told the BBC "a few right...