Vince Cable

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: time for a recount? Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Let’s play a game: is this from a review of the Conservative MP and arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg’s book The Victorians or not? “Morally repellent”, (...)

Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson on his way to Downing Street accompanied by his eventual successor, international development secretary Penny Mordaunt. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty

Gavin Williamson has been summarily sacked as the UK’s defence secretary following an inquiry into an unprecedented leak from the National Security Co(...)

Britain will on Tuesday seek to reassure the EU that it will not lower regulatory standards after Brexit, promising to lead “a race to the top” in glo(...)

British home secretary Amber Rudd and her Tory government have been criticised for comments she made during and after the party’s conference this week(...)

Companies with more than 250 employees will be required to publish the gender pay gap under proposed regulations published on Tuesday

UK business groups have expressed reservations about British prime minister David Cameron’s proposal to make companies publish the difference in the a(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg during his acceptance speech following his re-election in Sheffield Hallam. The Liberal Democrats are facing up to the results of a ‘painful’ election night.  Photograph:  EPA/Nigel Roddis

The scale of the electoral drubbing inflicted on the Liberal Democrats was becoming clear after what leader Nick Clegg dubbed a “painful” night for th(...)

UK business secretary Vince Cable has condemned the Conservatives for insisting that the fees be introduced for unfair dismissal and other employment cases. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Victoria Wasteney from Ilford in Essex lost this week when she complained that she had been unfairly disciplined after a female Muslim colleague repor(...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow today. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s business secretary, Vince Cable, has delivered a stinging attack on “lying” Tories who suggest that the government can balance its books (...)

Ian Read, chairman and chief executive of Pfizer leaves Portcullis House after attending a parliamentary business and enterprise committee hearing on the possible takeover of AstraZeneca, in London.

As Westminster grillings go, the enquiry into Pfizer’s proposed £63 billion (€77 billion) takeover bid for AstraZeneca was a relatively restrained aff(...)

 Pfizer has proposed buying AstraZeneca for €73bn. Photograph: Bloomberg

Pfizer has thrown down a gauntlet to the British government by warning that it would be a mistake for ministers to block its £60 billion (€73 b(...)

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