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UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Zero hours clampdown promised by government

Ministers said they wanted to discover if "unscrupulous" employers might try to find a way of avoiding the ban by offering just one hour of work

A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

The challenge of job hunting

West Midlands has more people in work than ever before

Latest data shows there are 2.52 million people employed in the region currently, which is more than any stage on record

Job Centre

West Midlands unemployment falls by 66,000 in a single year

There were 268,000 people out of work in May 2013, compared to 202,000 a year on, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show

A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Midland firm chosen to make UK first driverless cars

Coventry-based RDM Group will work alongside Oxford University experts to create three test vehicles to carry two passengers unmanned at speeds of up to 7mph

A computer-generated image of plans for a new Skills Centre at Birmingham Metropolitan College

Birmingham Metropolitan College to invest £4m in Skills Centre

Birmingham Metropolitan College is redeveloping its Skills Centre in Erdington after securing a £1.3 million Skills Funding Agency grant

Chinese business leaders in Birmingham in bid to boost relations

The party will also meet officials from Birmingham University to discuss the university’s collaboration with a range of organisations in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. And they will have lunch with Prof David Eastwood, the university’s Vice Chancellor

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Government offers to subsidise Dunlop Motorsport for city move

Business Minister Matthew Hancock made the offer publicly in the House of Commons

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

JLR isn't enough for Cable's export dream to realise

Vince Cable wants to see the UK's selling £1 trillion worth of high-tech goods and services around the world

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Unions vow to continue Dunlop Motorsport fight

Unite officials have pledged to continue the battle to keep the jobs in Birmingham, despite the announcement by Goodyear Dunlop that the landmark plant is to close after 125 years

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Can Dunlop Motorsport be put 'Back on Track' in the City?

There's a very real risk that another tranche of motor industry history and several hundred jobs are about to disappear from Birmingham.

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Chink of light for campaign to keep Dunlop Motorsport in city

Talks to try to save 300 jobs in Birmingham, backed by the Birmingham Post, have taken a positive twist with Dunlop Motorsport committing to examine options to remain in the city

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

The battle to keep Dunlop Motorsport in the West Midlands

Birmingham Post launches campaign with Vince Cable, the council, unions and city MPs to keep iconic tyre brand based in the region

University of Birmingham

Cuts could hit poorer students

The cash is at risk because the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is responsible for Higher Education, needs to make savings of £1.4 billion.

General business

Exploring solutions to inequality in Britain

Inequality is becoming an issue by which the main political parties wish to differentiate themselves in the run-up to the next general election.

George Osborne

Exploring solutions to inequality in Britain

Though there is no doubt that for some in this country recent economic problems have left them unaffected if not better off

Deloitte advised on the MG Rover sale to the Phoenix Four

Northfield MP: Vince Cable 'has washed his hands of MG Rover'

Richard Burden furious as Business Secretary refuses to meet him over using £14m fine to compensate former workers

Vince Cable, Liam Byrne, Tom Watson

The Birmingham Post political awards for 2013

Jonathan Walker hands out the gongs in the annual review of the year in politics

Michelle Williams, Artemis; Vince Cable, John Phillps, Jason Wouhra.

Dr Vince Cable addresses IoD dinner

Dr Vince Cable MP was guest speaker at the Coventry and Warwickshire Institute of Directors’ Annual Dinner.

Royal Mail

£6 billion Royal Mail set to join FTSE this week

The group is favourite to enter the premier share league after Wednesday's review by the FTSE Group, which will mean chief executive Moya Greene becomes part of a shrinking elite of women heading blue chip companies


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