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Q&A: The in-out referendum on the European Union

Fears have arisen over plans for an in-out referendum which could see the UK leave the European Union. Here, we look at the key questions

Steve Allen of Mills & Reeve and Jeffries Briginshaw, chief executive officer of BABC

Steve Allen becomes president of British American Business Council

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The BABC, which has its secretariat in New York, is the largest transatlantic business network, with 20 chapters and more than 2,000 member companies based in business centres throughout North America and the United Kingdom

Wild flowers

Threat to Nature Conservation

Decades of progress in the protection of wildlife may be derailed by a review of the European Union's nature conservation legislation.

Five Brindleyplace, home to Deutsche Bank in Birmingham which is said to be considering leaving the UK if it exits the EU

Deutsche Bank ponders leaving UK on EU exit

Banks employs more than 2,000 at base in Brindleyplace and is one of several major corporate firms in the city

MP Andrew Mitchell

MP Andrew Mitchell won't rule out return

Ex-cabinet minister in ‘plebgate’ scandal still has desire for frontline role as minister.

Sajid Javid

Midland MPs put at heart of business and finance in Westminster

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has has been appointed Business Secretary while Ladywood's Shabana Mahmood will be Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

General Election 2015: A disunited kingdom?

What last week's general election did expose was that the UK seems to be a more fragmented place than ever.

S Chelvan, a barrister with No5 Chambers, is one of 15 immigrants selected to feature in the crowd-funded ‘I am an Immigrant’ campaign

Birmingham barrister one of faces of I am an Immigrant campaign

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S Chelvan, a barrister with No5 Chambers, is one of 15 immigrants selected to feature in the crowd-funded ‘I am an Immigrant’ campaign - initiated by the Movement Against Xenophobia and run through the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Election 2015: The economic realities of Election 2015

In every election voters are asked to make their decision based on the economic record of the incumbent - in this case a coalition - government or that offered by an alternative party.

The Jaguar factory in Castle Bromwich

Jaguar Land Rover considers electric car production in Austria

The Post recently revealed the Midland car-maker was targeting potential new factories in Turkey and Austria, contrary to reports it is set for the US

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Call for driverless cars backing with Jaguar Land Rover 'years from production'

A Commons inquiry said the vehicles had the potential to dramatically cut road deaths, or reduce them to nothing, while JLR said they could have the vehicles ready within 10 years

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars

Paul Noon, UKTI's regional director for the West Midlands

West Midlands' exports rise despite UK-wide fall

The region enjoyed its sixth consecutive year of export growth in 2014 on the back of success stories like Jaguar Land Rover and JCB

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

As the clock ticks down on the last year of production of the Land Rover Defender, Enda Mullen visits the production line in Solihull

A hybrid car being charged

Alternatively powered cars: Hybrids - not electrics - lead the charge

At the moment everyone seems to be waiting for a 'game changer' in terms of a big breakthrough in battery technology which could see consumers switch over in a big way.

General business

Deflation and the dangers of 'turning Japanese'

Optimists argue that a number of things will occur militating against the normal problems associated with falling prices.

European projects assistant Kate Martin (left) and senior manager for European projects Katherine Fuller, both of Innovation Birmingham, with the 2014 Pioneers into Practice cohort

Innovation Birmingham hunts climate change pioneers

Latest €400,000 programme launches to find green stars to develop services and products to be at the forefront of climate change

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore re-appointed to European Committee for the Regions role

City council leader will have held a role in the key European body for more than a quarter of a century at the end of his latest stint

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna insists Labour would back business and sets out five-point plan for jobs

With Labour's relationship with business in the spotlight, Chuka Umunna names the six key industry sectors where a Labour government would focus support


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