Don’t judge me on the Royal Mail float today, said Vince Cable in October. Judge me in three months’ time.
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Sunday 05 September 2010
Neville Bain, the chairman at the Institute of Directors (IoD), has hit out at City regulation that forces board members of all FTSE 350 companies to face re-election every year.
Friday 06 August 2010
Outlook Poor old Vince Cable. In his opposition days, the Liberal Democrats' Treasury spokesman was one of a small handful of politicians who could look at his approval ratings without shuddering, full of bank-bashing invective and economic commonsense. As a member of the (increasingly) junior partner in the coalition Government, he has had to kiss goodbye to many of the ideas that his fans were so keen on. Instead, he has been reduced to implementing that age-old policy of departments short on ideas: bonfire of red tape.
Friday 30 July 2010
Outlook Changes to employment regulation rarely work out as badly as businesses fear. In the run up to the introduction of the minimum wage in 1997, employers were queuing up to warn that higher unemployment would be the inevitable result. It did not turn out that way. Similarly, many of the worst fears of businesses about the abolition of the default retirement age are likely to prove unfounded.
Thursday 29 July 2010
The Government was facing mounting anger from business groups tonight over plans to phase out the so-called default retirement age (DRA) of 65 by October next year.
Saturday 24 July 2010
The economy's crawl back to recovery turned into a sprint in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Britain's already sluggish and fragile economic recovery is set to lose more momentum and may relapse into recession, according to the latest surveys of business confidence and economic forecasts from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Sunday 13 June 2010
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Sunday 09 May 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
The institute of Directors (IoD) have warned the Government not to block foreign takeovers in the wake of Kraft Foods' controversial takeover of Cadbury, but believes the Takeover Code should be beefed up.
Monday 19 April 2010
Regulation costs British businesses more than six times as much as the Government estimates, the Institute of Directors (IoD) will say today, with the business group launching an appeal to the three main political parties to take the issue more seriously.
Friday 26 March 2010
Objectors claimed the Government's policy over the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport was "in tatters" today after a High Court judge ruled that plans for a third runway must be reconsidered.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
The Institute of Directors will today rubbish banks' claims that they are providing finance to business by releasing the results of a survey showing that the majority of its members who sought financing from their banks during the last year have been turned down.
Thursday 11 February 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
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