£25m R&D funding for green vehicle production

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced an additional £10m of funding for the production of environmentally friendly vehicles, after pledging £15m for the same cause in October.

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) decided to channel the funding available to it through the Technology S…

Cable pledges to slash red tape for apprenticeships

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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

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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…