Vince Cable

John Vincent "Vince" Cable is a British Liberal Democrat politician and economist who is currently the Business Secretary in the coalition cabinet of David Cameron. He has been Member of Parliament for Twickenham since 1997

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The Royal Mail was privatised last October

Vince Cable: Hindsight shows Royal Mail sale has achieved its objectives

The emphasis throughout has been on ensuring Royal Mail has long-term future, writes Business Secretary Vince Cable

What this government plans to do about zero hours contracts

It's right that exclusivity clauses are banned

Zero hours contracts: Rogue employers are creating a pool of casual, insecure employees

The Small Business Bill will ban exclusivity clauses in contracts which do not guarantee any hours

Lighting up dark corners in the business world

When I came to office I promised to shine a light in the dark corners of the business world. One of these corners is the secrecy that often surrounds ultimate ownership.

Government must tread fine balance in building the information economy

The opportunities are huge, but so are the risks. The most important role Government can play is investing in digital infrastructure and getting businesses on board

Africans who harvest their nations’ resources receive little back

Where is Africa's share of the spoils?

The continent sees little of the vast profits made from its natural resources

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