Business Select Committee

Tory MP Slams 'Foolish' Govt Over Royal Mail Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable was "foolish" to dismiss Royal Mail's high price post-privatisation as "froth" as ministers failed to stop a "City cabal" from making a "k...

Open Access - Breaking the Monopoly of Large Academic Publishers

Ann McKechin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

Breaking the stranglehold which the handful of large corporate publishers currently have over academics and university libraries is not only important because of the public money at stake, but also because genuine open access allows research to be utilised by those outside the close confines of academia.

More Women in Science and Engineering Will Unlock Growth

Ann McKechin | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

One way to tackle the skills crisis is to try and encourage a group into STEM who have been more or less an endangered species in science and engineering to date: women.

Women 'Biologically Unfit To Rise To The Top In Business'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Women are biologically unfit to rise to the top in business, according a self-described academic speaking before an influential parliamentary committe...

Bitter Row Over University Tsar Rages On

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Conservative MPs warned David Cameron on Monday that the government's new university access tsar will lead admissions in the "wrong direction" and be ...

Cameron Powerless To Block Ebdon's Accession

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has admitted he does not possess the power to block the appointment of Les Ebdon as the new university access tsar, despite a snub by se...

Cable Stands By His Man

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said he is standing by Professor Les Ebdon as the Government's new university access regulator after MPs refused to...

Cable Suffers Tory Snub Over University Tsar

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Conservative MPs have snubbed Liberal Democrat Vince Cable's choice for the new university access regulator. The Commons business, innovation and s...