Business can shape new risk-based regulations

Business is being urged to contribute to a new risk-based approach to national regulations, which will help reduce the burden on them and benefit consumer protection at the same time

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New Chair for One North East

Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills announced the appointment of Paul Callaghan as Chair of the One North East Regional Development Agency (ONE)

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Action plan announced to end excessive regulation

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced an action plan to bring an end to the excessive regulation that is stifling business growth

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UK to fast-track international patent applications

A new fast-track procedure for approving international patent applications that will cut waiting times by more than a year has been launched

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Government welcomes revised Corporate Governance Code

Government welcomed new measures to encourage accountability, diversity and improved performance in Britain’s boardrooms, as the Financial Reporting Council launched a re more...

Cable visits Brussels

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Brussels for the first time in his capacity as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Government urged to open high speed fund to business

Birmingham City Council has today urged the new Government to look again at the previous administration’s proposals for how a hardship scheme

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MPs demand close monitoring of Kraft’s undertakings

The Business Innovation and Skills Committee today releases its report that scrutinises Kraft’s handling

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