Cable pledges to slash red tape for apprenticeships

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

The Government has announced new measures to increase the uptake and effectiveness of apprenticeships, which includes cutting red tape to help companies acquire apprentices more quickly.


Business Secretary Vince Cable introduced the measures as figures released today show youth unem…

Youth unemployment hits one million

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

Government, business organisations and trade unions reacted with shock at the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics, which saw figures for youth unemployment rise to 21.9%.

The data dampened moods after earlier today Business Secretary Vince Cable announced new measu…

UKLED makes partial move back from China

Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by

Mike Parker and Colin Griffiths, directors of Wirral-based LED lamp manufacturer UKLED, recently invested in advanced SMT (Surface Mounted Technology) machinery at their Headquarters in Wirral, while keeping labour-intensive work such as soldering in China.

At a time where China is often abl…

Computer simulations are now patentable

The High Court has told the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) that computer-based simulations are now patentable.

Technical design methods such as computer simulated processes have previously been classed as mental acts that are NOT patentable. As well as computer programs and mathema…