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    1. October 20, 2014

      Business calls for measures to boost supply chain

      Weaknesses in the UK’s supply chain are holding back industrial investment, according to British business. Industry is...

    2. October 18, 2014

      Alexander to replace Cable as LibDem shadow chancellor

      Vince Cable is to lose his role as the Liberal Democrats’ “shadow chancellor” at the next election, after Nick Clegg...

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    1. October 10, 2014

      Chart that tells a story – Royal Mail

      What does this show? It has been a year since Royal Mail’s controversial initial public offering. This shows how the...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Vince Cable unveils scholarships for students from India

      Indian students will be offered scholarships to attend British universities, under efforts by Vince Cable to counter “ugly...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2014

      Voting time at the Liberal Democrats' party conference

      Charlie Bibby/FT Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to...

    4. October 6, 2014

      Vince Cable escalates coalition war of words

      Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat business secretary, has accused George Osborne of being a liar for saying he can eliminate...

    5. October 6, 2014

      Vince Cable pledges rates relief for growing businesses

      Small companies looking to expand into improved premises will be given relief on their business rates to tackle a “real...

    6. October 3, 2014

      Funding boost for UK bioscience studies

      Postgraduate students of bioscience in the UK are to receive a £125m funding boost. The money will help support research in...

    7. September 28, 2014

      Skilled migrant cap has damaging effect on UK recovery, says Cable

      Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, has called on his Conservative coalition colleagues to scrap their cap...

    8. September 25, 2014

      Royal Mail hits low after rival’s update

      Gradually, the London market has been proving Vince Cable right. Facing criticism that last October’s 330p privatisation of...

    9. September 24, 2014

      UK to launch scheme to boost bank lending to small businesses

      Vince Cable has announced the launch of a government-backed scheme in the next few weeks that is designed to encourage bank...

    10. September 16, 2014

      Lord Myners assembles team of heavyweights to look at sell-offs

      Lord Myners, the former City minister, has recruited a series of City heavyweights to examine the £2bn sale of Royal Mail...

    11. FT Alphaville

      September 16, 2014

      Dispatches from the cyberwar frontline with a horrified Vince Cable

      Speaking on the sidelines of the SINET cybersecurity conference being held in London on Tuesday, UK Business Secretary Vince...

    12. August 31, 2014

      China mission aims to crack down on intellectual piracy

      David Cameron’s new business minister will lead a delegation of businesses to China on Monday in a bid to forge fresh...

    13. August 26, 2014

      Wage growth in manufacturing offers hope for UK economy

      Manufacturers are paying their workers more in a tentative sign that wage growth – a missing piece of the UK’s recovery – is...

    14. August 25, 2014

      Vince Cable aims to close zero hour law loopholes

      Employers who try to dodge new laws on zero hours contracts could face legal penalties, as ministers attempt to show they...

    15. August 10, 2014

      UK government at loggerheads over Israel arms sales

      The prime minister and deputy prime minister are at loggerheads over whether the UK should continue selling weapons to...

    16. August 7, 2014

      Ending student numbers cap risks spiralling costs, report warns

      A decision to remove a cap on student numbers at UK universities was “fuzzy”, “put together quickly” and risks spiralling...

    17. August 3, 2014

      Long-distance London commuters push up local house prices

      London’s strong housing market is pushing up prices in other parts of the country as workers commute ever longer distances...

    18. August 1, 2014

      Pity the robot drivers snarled in a human moral maze

      Last Wednesday Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, invited British cities to express their interest in being used as...

    19. July 30, 2014

      UK bankers feel shortchanged by bonus clampdown

      Proposals to claw back bonuses and jail reckless bankers unveiled by the UK’s twin banking regulators have been welcomed by...

    20. July 30, 2014

      Insurers worry driverless cars are ‘existential threat’

      Motor insurers will need to overhaul their business models to remain relevant in the coming decades, executives and...

    21. July 25, 2014

      Deloitte three face scrutiny over Comet Group collapse

      Administrators to Comet Group may face disciplinary action relating to the collapse of the electronic retailer that left...

    22. July 23, 2014

      RBS accused of being ‘wilfully obtuse’

      It is so long since Royal Bank of Scotland made any profit that it now seems to have difficulty even using the word. The...

    23. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2014

      De-financialising the real economy

      Mariana Mazzucato organiser of this week’s Mission-Oriented Finance conference in London and RM Phillips Professor in the...

    24. July 22, 2014

      Funding for more student places thrown into doubt

      George Osborne’s decision to abolish student number controls so that 60,000 more school leavers can attend university each...

    25. July 18, 2014

      Is Britain closing its doors to talent?

      “Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool” was the front page headline on the FT. Referring to a study...

    26. July 18, 2014

      Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

      The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

    27. July 16, 2014

      David Cameron moves to boost UK life sciences

      The appointment of George Freeman in a newly created life sciences role in Tuesday’s reshuffle marks the prime minister’s...

    28. July 15, 2014

      Companies House moves to transparency by making digital data free

      Companies House is to make all its digital data available free of charge from next spring, which the government says will...

    29. July 14, 2014

      Quindell starts on long road back to favour

      Quindell has learnt its first lesson in the school of corporate penitence. Its unusually long update went a step towards...

    30. July 14, 2014

      Can you slay a dragon twice?

      A generation ago strikes were do-or-die affairs lasting weeks or, in the case of the UK’s 1984-85 coal miners’ strike,...

    31. July 14, 2014

      Ministers urged to curb executive pay

      Ministers should consider forcing companies to cap executive pay at a fixed multiple of their lowest-paid employee, a lobby...

    32. July 13, 2014

      Vince Cable plans to toughen up takeover rules

      Vince Cable plans to strengthen Britain’s takeover rules to make it harder for international bidders to renege on promises...

    33. July 11, 2014

      Retail investors stay loyal to Royal Mail

      Institutions may have come under fire for selling their Royal Mail shares at a quick profit, but individual shareholders...

    34. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

    35. July 10, 2014

      Vince Cable sees UK productivity as ‘long-term project’

      Improving the UK’s productivity performance will be a “long-term project”, business secretary Vince Cable will warn on...

    36. July 9, 2014

      Vince Cable orders review into sell-off of state assets

      Ministers have ordered a review into the sell-off of state assets, just days before MPs publish a report that is expected to...

    37. July 8, 2014

      Cable backtracks on move to protect science industry

      Vince Cable has signalled the coalition will resist the Labour party’s demands for stronger government powers to intervene...

    38. July 8, 2014

      Student loans chairman offered to resign over debt letters

      The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign last week over misleading letters sent to borrowers to recover...

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