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News and Speeches

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Top stories

  • Community

    Buying Smarter Together

    28 Nov 2012

    Better shopping deals for the consumer gets a boost as the winner of the UK Buy Better Together Challenge is announced.

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  • Vince Cable

    Responsible capitalism

    22 Nov 2012, National Association of Pension Funds Corporate Governance Conference, NAPF HQ, Cheapside House, London

    Vince Cable argues for an end to the focus on short-term returns among investors and sets out what the government is doing to foster a system of capitalism based on long-term value creation.

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Press releases

  • Boost for UK automotive supply chains

    2 hrs ago

    The Government has set up a unique opportunity so global car manufacturers can meet UK companies to identify further opportunities to invest in this country and localise supply chains.

  • Business Secretary urges headhunters to seek out new female talent

    30 Nov 2012

    All executive search firms were today urged by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable to publish the numbers of men versus women they place in senior positions. This emphasis on transparency will help highlight those firms that are going the extra mile to find high calibre female candidates and tackle gender imbalance in UK companies.

  • Lord Currie sets out vision for new Competition and Markets Authority

    28 Nov 2012

    The creation of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provides an opportunity to deliver a vibrant new organisation with a fresh, dynamic culture that will ensure the UK retains its world-leading competition regime, according to Lord David Currie, Chair Designate of the CMA.

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Government Olympic Communication

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