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...."Theresa May and her Tory government have failed to stand up for workers, with hundreds of thousands not being paid the money owed to them, thousands unable to get their case against their employer heard, and hundreds of complaints of employment agency malpractice going un-investigated," said campaign chairman Andrew Gwynne. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats' former business secretary, said: "The Conservatives tried to ban workers from striking and were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in government. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The committee recommended delaying the UK's departure from Euratom, until alternative arrangements were in place, saying that would "minimise and disruptions to trade and threats to power supplies". Former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable said it was "madness" to pull out of Euratom, adding it would be "a monumental waste of time and money". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."In reality, it's always ordinary people who ultimately pay, including consumers and workers," said the free market think tank's chief economist, Julian Jessop. Lib Dem former Business Secretary Vince Cable said Labour's economy policy was "less Robin Hood than Mickey Mouse". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Desperate councils risk being plunged into an Icelandic-style financial crisis after investing £1. 5bn in the commercial property market, according to Sir Vince Cable, former business secretary. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Under new plans to be unveiled in their forthcoming manifesto, the Lib Dems said the end of pay restraint would result in an average additional pay rise of £779 for staff by 2021. Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable said: "Public sector workers are facing a double blow at the hands of this Conservative government, with years of pitiful increases to pay combined with a Brexit squeeze caused by soaring inflation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The triple lock was originally a feature of the Lib Dem manifesto in 2010 and a key demand when the party negotiated on the formation of the coalition government with the Conservatives. Announcing its latest pledge, former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable said: "Liberal Democrats believe that an important test of a civilised society is the way in which it cares for the elderly. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“The big question for every party is – what’s your plan to get Britain’s wages rising again?”. Liberal Democrat spokesman Vince Cable said:“This squeeze on living standards is almost certainly caused by the falling pound since the Brexit vote. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Shine was not accused of harassment, but there were questions over what he knew about the network’s workplace atmosphere. In the UK, senior politicians, including the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable, have been outspoken critics of Murdoch’s proposed takeover. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:24:55 AM
....“The big question for every party is – what’s your plan to get Britain’s wages rising again?”. Liberal Democrat spokesman Vince Cable said:“This squeeze on living standards is almost certainly caused by the falling pound since the Brexit vote. ...
General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Tories image
...."Theresa May and her Tory government have failed to stand up for workers, with hundreds of thousands not being paid the money owed to them, thousands unable to get their case against their employer heard, and hundreds of complaints of employment agency malpractice going un-investigated," said campaign chairman Andrew Gwynne. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats' former business secretary, said: "The Conservatives tried to ban workers from striking and were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in government. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze image
....Under new plans to be unveiled in their forthcoming manifesto, the Lib Dems said the end of pay restraint would result in an average additional pay rise of £779 for staff by 2021. Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable said: "Public sector workers are facing a double blow at the hands of this Conservative government, with years of pitiful increases to pay combined with a Brexit squeeze caused by soaring inflation. ...
General election 2017: 'Robin Hood tax' on City pledged by Labour image
...."In reality, it's always ordinary people who ultimately pay, including consumers and workers," said the free market think tank's chief economist, Julian Jessop. Lib Dem former Business Secretary Vince Cable said Labour's economy policy was "less Robin Hood than Mickey Mouse". ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems pledge winter fuel cuts to protect pensions image
....The triple lock was originally a feature of the Lib Dem manifesto in 2010 and a key demand when the party negotiated on the formation of the coalition government with the Conservatives. Announcing its latest pledge, former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable said: "Liberal Democrats believe that an important test of a civilised society is the way in which it cares for the elderly. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
.... Shine was not accused of harassment, but there were questions over what he knew about the network’s workplace atmosphere. In the UK, senior politicians, including the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable, have been outspoken critics of Murdoch’s proposed takeover. ...
Nuclear oversight needs 'urgent' action, MPs say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:24:39 PM
....The committee recommended delaying the UK's departure from Euratom, until alternative arrangements were in place, saying that would "minimise and disruptions to trade and threats to power supplies". Former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable said it was "madness" to pull out of Euratom, adding it would be "a monumental waste of time and money". ...
Bankruptcy risk as ‘desperate’ councils play the property market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 10:10:17 PM
....Desperate councils risk being plunged into an Icelandic-style financial crisis after investing £1. 5bn in the commercial property market, according to Sir Vince Cable, former business secretary. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
. Vince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:22:54 PM
.... Macquarie has already invested in one of Germany’s largest windfarms. However, the former Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable questioned what would happen after the three-year period. ...
Green Investment Bank to be sold off in £2.3bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 08:54:43 PM
....Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green party have criticised the sale, questioning Macquarie’s track record and commitment to green energy. Former ministers including Lord Barker and Vince Cable also warned the taxpayer risks being shortchanged by the sale because some of its assets will be worth far more later. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over Sky must be blocked because it would give him too much control of news media in the UK and he is not a “fit and proper” owner, according to a submission to Ofcom from the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
....Amanda Clack, the president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, warned last year that the UK is “in the grip of our worst construction skills crisis in almost 20 years”. The industry fears these problems will be worsened by Brexit, given it filled labour shortages after the EU expanded in 2004, but Leave supporters, and even the likes of Remain-voting former business secretary Vince Cable, believe secession can be used to develop skills. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off racks up at least £1m in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:10:32 PM
.... The £1m consultancy cost is included in a disclosure of BEIS’s “exceptions to spending controls for July – September 2016”. Vince Cable, who launched the bank in 2012, said: “I’m sure they will justify it on the basis that they got competitive quotes for their consultants. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
. Vince Cable pushed at the revolving door of General Motors’ New York offices and stepped into the bustle of a February afternoon in Manhattan. ...
Co-op Bank reports loss as suitors circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:37:46 AM
....The PRA had welcomed the bank's decision to put itself up for sale. But the planned sales raised concerns from the former business secretary, Sir Vince Cable, and two Treasury Committee MPs. ...
Vauxhall's Luton and Ellesmere Port factories will face battle after 2021 image
.... That plant was efficient and profitable, it was just easier to sack workers here than in France,” he said. Sir Vince Cable, the business secretary between 2010 and 2015, also warned that the French and German governments would lobby heavily win the right to produce the Astra in their plants. ...
Vauxhall deal prompts cautious optimism from UK government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:37:53 PM
....". Former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable expressed concerns about jobs because of the government's "lack of commitment to the customs union and the single market". ...
Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
....". But former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable expressed concerns about jobs because of the government's "lack of commitment to the customs union and the single market". ...
Peugeot owner PSA close to deal to buy Vauxhall and Opel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:26:55 AM
.... The PSA boss offered assurances about existing production commitments being met – meaning the UK plants would stay open until at least 2021 – and pointed out the company did not have a track record for shutting plants. However, Sir Vince Cable, the business secretary between 2010 and 2015, warned that Britain’s exit from the European Union could lead to cuts at Vauxhall. ...
A Mini part's incredible journey shows how Brexit will hit the UK car industry image
.... The Automotive Investment Organisation – part of UK Trade and Investment – is still working to boost investment. However, Sir Vince Cable, the business secretary between 2010 and 2015, said the progress of the industry since the financial crisis was at risk. ...
Ford Bridgend: Welsh secretary 'optimistic' over future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:05:24 AM
....He said Brexit was "having an effect" and insisted the UK automotive industry was "looking positive". But former business secretary Sir Vince Cable said there were "big uncertainties" around Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port and Luton factories and "bits and pieces of the UK car industry are drifting away". ...
Green Investment Bank: Australian bidder woos MPs as protests continue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 10:33:25 AM
....The Australian investment bank on the verge of buying the UK’s publicly owned Green Investment Bank has launched a Westminster charm offensive after parliamentarians of all parties told Theresa May to halt the £2bn sale. Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the Lib Dems’ Vince Cable and former Tory minister Gregory Barker last month warned that a sale to Macquarie would put the bank’s green purpose at risk and its most valuable assets, such as large windfarms, could be sold off. ...
Unite leader warns GM his union will not accept any Vauxhall job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:13:22 PM
.... It nearly sold the division after going bankrupt in 2009 and the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall factory – dubbed“home of the Astra” – came very close to closure in 2012. Its future was only assured after the then business secretary, Vince Cable, flew to the US to reassure GM bosses that the government was committed to the car industry. ...
General Motors looks to sell loss-making Vauxhall and Opel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 01:42:44 PM
....Talks over a sale are likely to reawaken concerns over the future of Opel’s UK operations, just four years after its Ellesmere Port plant came perilously close to closing. GM kept the plant open only after Vince Cable, then business secretary, travelled to Detroit to agree a deal and reassure the firm about the government’s commitment to the industry. ...
Former Rolls-Royce boss questioned in corruption inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 11:31:33 AM
....While boss of Rolls-Royce, Rose was regarded as a captain of industry and a leading figure in British business. When Rose announced his retirement from Rolls-Royce in 2010, Sir Vince Cable, then the business secretary, described him as a “champion of UK advanced manufacturing” and praised the “huge contribution he’s made to strategic thinking both within business and government on growing global market share”. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
.... Although it cleared the broadcaster, Murdoch’s son James was heavily criticised over his role as chairman of News International when the news of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World broke. The letter’s other signatories include Vince Cable, who was the business secretary when the Murdochs launched their first bid for the whole of Sky in 2011, the Conservative peer Lady Warsi, Lady O’Neill, a crossbencher, and Lord Falconer, a Labour peer and barrister. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
....The students’ entrepreneurialism is evident in this book. Packed with original research, it comes with pages of endorsements, evidently harvested by the students themselves, from Vince Cable to Noam Chomsky. ...
Universities minister announces sale of student loan book image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 03:28:59 PM
....”. An earlier plan to sell was scrapped in 2014 by the then business secretary Vince Cable, after he said the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition would not achieve its stated aim of reducing government debt. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
....Nonetheless, almost nine out of 10 business leaders surveyed by the influential Institute of Directors (IoD) said that they were in favour of an industrial strategy. Javid’s predecessors in the role of business secretary, Lord Mandelson and Sir Vince Cable, both happily adopted the concept. ...
Calls for ex-Rolls-Royce CEO to lose knighthood after firm admits bribery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:48:18 PM
.... Under Rose’s management Rolls-Royce’s profits rose more than fivefold, and he was widely praised as a captain of industry upon stepping down in 2011. Vince Cable, the then-business secretary, praised him as “a tremendous business leader”. ...
MPs tell Theresa May to halt sale of Green Investment Bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 03:04:21 PM
....“. Vince Cable, the Lib Dem former business secretary, has also written to the government arguing that the special share would not prevent a breakup. ...
Green Investment Bank sale is 'deeply troubling', say Scottish ministers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:44 AM
....While the Scottish government issued a statement voicing its concerns just before Christmas, the letter reveals the extent of its frustration, with Brown saying he was disappointed Hurd had not taken a call from him, and warning he would continue to press ministers on the issue. Vince Cable, who as former business secretary launched the bank in 2012, told the Guardian he “fully shared” Scotland’s concerns. ...
Creative industries are key to UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:05:41 AM
.... Around the world, our fashion and design, our video games and theatre, are our calling cards. During the coalition government, the then business secretary, Vince Cable, didn’t even recognise the creative industries as an industry, an omission that made no economic sense at the time or since. ...
Rupert Murdoch: 'I've never asked any prime minister for anything' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:57:06 PM
....The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has 10 working days from being notified to tell Ofcom whether a public interest investigation into the proposed takeover should be launched. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband and former business secretary Vince Cable have called for the takeover to be blocked and referred to the regulator. ...
The Fox-Sky row isn’t going away, no matter how much ministers ignore it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 06:59:44 AM
.... May has not even made a clear, public pledge to properly analyse the transaction. In contrast, Gordon Brown, Vince Cable, Tom Watson and plenty of other politicians outside government have had lots to say about the proposal – mainly that May must ensure that Ofcom conducts a public-interest test on the deal, seriously consider whether the Murdochs are fit and proper people to control Sky and its news operations, or even simply block the proposal. ...
Murdoch’s Sky deal must be blocked, say senior opposition figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 11:05:16 PM
. James Murdoch’s continued role in his father’s media empire is sufficient reason for the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox to be blocked, say Ed Miliband and Vince Cable. ...
Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:38:11 PM
....Pressed twice about whether May discussed the takeover or any political support offered to her by Murdoch’s newspapers at the meeting, Hancock refused to answer. When Vince Cable, the former business secretary, announced the public interest test for the 2011 bid, the Murdochs had agreed to spin off Sky News into a company with an independent editorial board. ...
Murdoch Sky bid: government faces urgent question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:28:48 PM
....The offer has sparked a major political row, with former Labour leader Ed Miliband calling on the prime minister, Theresa May, to refer the bid to Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Vince Cable, the former Lib Dem business secretary who referred Murdoch’s previous bid for a public interest test in 2010, said on Friday: “The way Theresa May’s government deals with this is a test of their independence from the influence of large proprietors. ...
Top Sky executives stand to make £40m in Murdoch buyout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 05:30:20 PM
....Since then, Murdoch’s empire has been split in two, with Fox having the TV and film businesses, and News Corp the newspapers and book publishing interests. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat who was business secretary in 2011, has called for an investigation amid concerns about “media plurality”. ...
Ex-BBC chief calls on Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:16:50 PM
.... News Corp is a separate entitiy from Fox, which means the bidding firm no longer owns UK newspapers. However the former business secretary Vince Cable, who referred the 2011 deal to the competition authorities before Murdoch withdrew his interest, claimed the concerns now were the same as they were five years ago. ...
21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:32:51 PM
....The bid was ultimately abandoned in mid-2011 in the wake of widespread opposition and the fallout from the phone hacking scandal that prompted the closure of the News of the World newspaper. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary at the time of the 2010 bid, said the new offer threatened media plurality in the UK. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes Sky bid five years after hacking scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:16:00 PM
....“The bid must also be judged on its likely impact on the UK news market and the provision of robust and independent journalism,” he said. Vince Cable, the former Lib Dem business secretary, said the proposed takeover was a test of the government’s independence from large media owners. ...
The Guardian view on British business: stop stroking the fat cats | Editorial image
.... This is a small but necessary step towards greater transparency. It was always puzzling to hear former business secretary Vince Cable’s argument that this would make Goldman Sachs, with its phalanxes of well-paid bankers, look fairer than Waitrose and its lower-paid till assistants. ...
Government called on to take bolder action on corporate reform image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 01:30:49 PM
....It is the latest attempt by politicians to react to a public outcry over pay. In 2012, the then business secretary, Vince Cable, made changes to the way directors’ pay was announced and introduced a binding vote on pay every three years. ...
Executive pay: Companies told to justify rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:07:41 AM
.... . Former Business Secretary Vince Cable proposed them four years ago, but he dropped the idea because of what he called the "Goldman-Waitrose issue". ...
Treasury WILL launch sale of £100bn for student loans next SPRING image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The Coalition’s 2013 sale of £900million of mortgage-style student loans that were taken out between 1990 and 1998 was roundly criticised as it only raised £160million. Later that year, then chancellor George Osborne’s attempt to sell parts of the income contingent student loan book was foiled by Coalition colleague and former business secretary Vince Cable. ...
MPs expected to back regulations on privately-owned City businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 08:01:10 PM
....Instead, the green paper will reportedly suggest shareholders be given annual binding votes on the pay of company executives. Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable had introduced rules in 2013 requiring such a vote every three years. ...
The Guardian view on workers’ representation: May’s U-turn is a betrayal | Editorial image
....Putting workers on company boards would not end all these problems. But, as Vince Cable argued when he was business secretary in the coalition, they would be a good start. ...
May obscures workers-in-boardrooms U-turn with verbal gymnastics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 02:51:29 PM
....Meanwhile, May has discovered the financial industry’s new buzzword for long-term money – “patient capital” – and acknowledged the need for more of it. But her review, to be led by the private equity tycoon Sir Damon Buffini, will presumably go over the same ground as a report commissioned by Sir Vince Cable when he was business secretary in the coalition government. ...
Small businesses should not have had to shout about RBS to be heard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:11:49 PM
....Yet the process of ensuring redress has been uncertain and plodding. An adviser to Sir Vince Cable, when business secretary in the coalition government, first made allegations of shabby behaviour in 2013. ...
RBS facing £400m bill to compensate small business customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 08:07:43 AM
....A review is under way into whether bonuses should be withheld from former and current staff involved in the bank’s now now-defunct global restructuring group (GRG), which is at the heart of the complaints. The allegations first surfaced in 2013 when Lawrence Tomlinson, a businessman who was an adviser to the then business secretary, Sir Vince Cable, compiled a dossier alleging the bank deliberately wrecked small businesses to make profits. ...
RBS to set up compensation fund for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 09:37:57 PM
.... Bailey is likely to face questions about this during Tuesday’s hearing, which will be chaired by Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie. The allegations surfaced in 2013 when Lawrence Tomlinson, a businessman who was an advisor to the then business secretary Sir Vince Cable, compiled a dossier of allegations that RBS was deliberately wrecking small businesses to make profits for the bailed-out bank. ...
Boardrooms at Britain's top companies are too white, review finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:26:59 PM
....”. Parker was appointed to head the review of ethnic diversity in boardrooms in 2014 by the then-business secretary Sir Vince Cable. ...
RBS squeezed struggling businesses to boost profits, leak reveals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 05:01:16 AM
.... Only 452 cases were returned to normal banking. The Financial Conduct Authority was ordered in 2013 by then Business Secretary Vince Cable to conduct a so-called "skilled persons report" into Mr Tomlinson's allegations. ...
Land Registry sell-off plan put on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 02:54:10 PM
....”. Previous plans to privatise the organisation in 2014 were dropped after the intervention of Vince Cable, the then business secretary. ...
Owen Smith, know your facts, we don’t want a graduate tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 06:00:22 AM
.... Our world-class universities could continue to be well funded. That is why the National Union of Students (NUS) once backed the idea, as did some more cerebral politicians, such as Vince Cable, Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown. ...

Strictly is tougher than fiscal policy, Mr Balls 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 05:30:00 PM
....He’s not the first ex-MP to twirl in sequins (actually, Swarovski crystal; those dresses weigh a ton). Vince Cable has done the Christmas Special. ...

Vince Cable admits principle of free movement is no longer 'defensible' 
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. Vince Cable has admitted that the principle of free movement is not "defensible" because it treats Europeans more favorably those from around the world who have "more in common" with Britain. ...
China warns of 'crucial juncture' over Hinkley delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 08:22:21 PM
....There have been reports that Prime Minister Theresa May's concerns about Chinese involvement in a UK nuclear power station were the primary reason for postponing the deal. Former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable said that when he was in the Cabinet with the then home secretary, Mrs May had been unhappy with what she regarded as the Cameron government's "gung-ho" approach to doing deals with Beijing. ...

Ed Balls 'to appear on Strictly Come Dancing' 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 11:33:55 PM
....Ed Balls is reportedly set to join the line-up of celebrity contestants on Strictly Come Dancing this year. If the rumours are true, Mr Balls will become the first male politician to compete in the main series of the hit Saturday night programme, although Liberal Democrat Sir Vince Cable once appeared in a Christmas special. ...
China 'warning' over Hinkley Point delay claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 04:47:07 PM
....Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?. On Saturday, former business secretary Sir Vince Cable said then home secretary Theresa May had been unhappy with what she saw as the government's "gung-ho" approach to doing deals with Beijing when they were in the coalition cabinet together. ...
Nuclear delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 08:34:16 AM
....". According to the former Business Secretary Vince Cable, the then home secretary did raise national security concerns about the Hinkley Point deal in cabinet. ...
May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 12:58:32 PM
. Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the coalition, the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable has said. ...

Hinkley Point nuclear deal: Theresa May demanded national security checks on Chinese investors, says Vince Cable
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....Theresa May privately demanded strict new national security checks on Chinese companies seeking to take over British industries, a former cabinet colleague has revealed. Sir Vince Cable, business secretary until last year, suggested the Prime Minister had a “general prejudice” against Chinese investments in Britain and wanted to emulate American rules banning foreign takeovers that could undermine security. ...
Buy your design classic now – it’s about to rocket in price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 06:00:29 AM
.... Originally the new law wasn’t meant to come into force until 2020, but it was expedited when the government decided that the time period was excessive, and to bring it into line with European intellectual property law. The changes – designed to offer protection to British designers for a longer period of time and originally the brainchild of the former business secretary Vince Cable as a boost for UK manufacturing and innovation – are backed by Habitat founder and designer Sir Terence Conran and fashion designer Stella McCartney. ...
Land Registry sell-off decision likely to land in new government's lap image
....The sale plan has been opposed by a range of organisations, including media groups, solicitors and the Competition and Markets Authority, and more than 300,000 people have signed a public petition calling for the government to drop it. A previously planned sale of the registry was abandoned in 2014 after the intervention of Vince Cable, then business secretary. ...
Land Registry sell-off 'is short-term profiteering', warns Labour MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:01:02 AM
.... “Privatising the Land Registry would achieve the complete opposite,” he will say. A previously planned sale of the registry was abandoned in 2014 after the intervention of Vince Cable, who was then business secretary. ...
Land Registry sell-off 'is short-term profiteering', warns Labour MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:01:02 AM
.... “Privatising the Land Registry would achieve the complete opposite,” he will say. A previously planned sale of the registry was abandoned in 2014 after the intervention of Vince Cable, who was then business secretary. ...
Top FTSE 100 bosses landed pay rises of nearly £100m in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 12:52:16 PM
....Ten FTSE 100 leaders enjoyed combined pay rises worth nearly £100m last year, including a sixfold increase for Tony Pidgley, chairman of housing group Berkeley Homes. The figures drew fire from former business minister Vince Cable, trade union officials and excess pay campaigners, who pointed to the more modest pay increases handed to ordinary workers. ...
Student loans ‘really were’ mis-sold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of June 2016 06:01:02 AM
.... In this respect, I was out of line with most of the rest of my family and friends, who all seemed obsessed with the idea that Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems had done a U-turn on this. I thought I agreed with Vince Cable, who defended the move as a sensible way to fund a massively expanded higher education system. ...
Scores of MPs demand Land Registry privatisation be called off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:01:21 PM
....”. Previous plans to privatise the agency were abandoned in 2014 after the then business secretary, Vince Cable, vetoed the move. ...
WTO head says leaving EU would cost UK consumers £9bn a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 06:53:44 PM
....The remain camp said the two interventions left the economic argument for leaving the EU “in tatters”. Former business secretary Vince Cable said Brexit campaigners believed British businesses would be no worse off operating under WTO rules compared to exporting from inside the EU. ...
The Guardian view on the Land Registry sell-off: hands off this national asset | Editorial image
....None of these points is new. Each helps to explain why Vince Cable vetoed a proposed sale of the Land Registry when he was business secretary under the coalition. ...
Petition against privatisation of Land Registry signed by 250,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 05:16:04 PM
....The plans for the £1bn-plus sell off were announced just before the Easter break and the consultation on them closes on Thursday night. Previous plans to privatise the agency, which keeps records of property ownership across England and Wales, were abandoned in 2014 after the then business secretary, Vince Cable, vetoed the move. ...
Legal & General understates CEO's pay in annual report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 10:34:44 AM
....Related: Why the revolt against executive pay is not going away. As a result of changes introduced by Vince Cable when he was business secretary, companies are required to publish a “single figure” for pay which covers salary, benefits, annual bonuses and payouts from long-term incentive schemes. ...
Osborne's focus on UK's deficit deters scrutiny of his weak economic plan image
.... It is clear that McDonell is committed to a more active role for government. In a rare cross-party statement, the former business secretaries Vince Cable and Chuka Umunna recently expressed their support for British industrial policy. ...
Insolvency Service will ‘spare Green’: Former owner of BHS unlikely to face censure image
....However bankruptcy experts doubt that Green will be punished as a result of the IS probe, given that its investigation into the collapse of electricals retailer Comet was quietly dropped last year without any action taken against its former owner, OpCapita. Javid’s predecessor, Sir Vince Cable, ordered an IS investigation into the collapse of Comet, which netted £114 million for OpCapita and its associates, and left the taxpayer to foot the £70 million redundancy bill. ...
CBI calls on government to back manufacturing sector strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:01:35 PM
....Despite pledging to rebalance growth towards industry and exports when he became chancellor in 2010, George Osborne has presided over an economy in which manufacturing output has yet to recover to its pre-recession level and the current account deficit is the highest on record. Business leaders have been privately critical of the hands-off approach the business secretary, Sajid Javed, has adopted, contrasting it with the more active role of his Liberal Democrat predecessor, Vince Cable. ...

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