Business Secretary Vince Cable

Government calls on UK employers to expose loopholes in plans to ban zero hours exclusivity contracts

Businesses and individuals are urged to take part in a consultation which will inform the forthcoming Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Easington MP urges Vince Cable to support former coalfields of County Durham

Grahame Morris MP met with the Business Secretary to make the case for communities which have suffered decade of deprivation

County Durham

400 Land Registry jobs in Durham are saved - for now

Ministers have stopped plans to sell or part-privatise the Land Registry, including a Durham office which employs 400 people

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Royal Mail sale error cost taxpayers £1bn, says MPs

A highly critical report has been published by a committee of MPs, claiming Royal Mail was way undervalued when it was privatised

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg announces £45m project as he opens new Rolls-Royce factory in Washington

Nick Clegg and Vince Cable announced a new £45m scheme to ensure the UK leads the way in low-carbon engines during a visit to the North East

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg and David Cameron confirm Coalition commitment ahead of Queen's Speech

Liberal Dem leader Nick Clegg confirms his commitment to the Coalition in advance of the Queen's Speech

Jeremy Forsberg and Matthew Scott, directors of Navada Group, enjoy beers on the 58th floor of a hotel in Shanghai

From Shanghai nights to Qingdao TIF-In - Navada Group's journey continues

Newcastle-based Navada Group continue their reports from their trip to China

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

MP calls for inquiry over shelved Newcastle University cancer drug research

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson seek assurances from business secretary Vince Cable over shelved cancer drug research

Christian Aid have welcomed the new legislation

Corruption crackdown welcomed by Christian Aid

The Government should ensure that the UK's "tax havens" establish similar registers of names, says Joseph Stead of Christian Aid

Gary Davis of Teambuild Construction

Late council payments 'costing my firm jobs' says Tyneside construction boss

Gary Davis has told how his Team Build firm is being forced to let staff go because of long delays on council payments

Wind farm, wind turbine

£460m boost for UK offshore wind farm projects

Offshore wind has been given a boost with news of investment worth £460m in projects aimed at generating power for hundreds of thousands of homes

Andrew Hodgson, vice chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and chair of the Subsea NE

Newcastle University gets green light for £7m offshore research centre

The Neptune Energy Park will be the site of Newcastle University's new research centre into the potential of the oceans as a source of food and energy

A British Telecom engineer at work

BT on recruitment drive in North East to attract science, tech and business grads

50 apprenticeships and graduate jobs to be created in the region as BT casts its net widely for science, tech and business graduates

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Vince Cable warns of Nigel Farage's dangerous plans for the North East

UKIP have defended their leader Nigel Farage after an outspoken attack by Business Secretary Vince Cable

The new Technip building on the bank of the river Tyne at Wallsen

Government tax row puts Tyneside job creation at risk as oil firms cancel major contracts

A Government tax row has put Tyneside job creation at risk as oil firms cancel major contracts

Peter Fidler vice-chancellor Sunderland University

Universities and colleges set to lose £16 million as Government threatens support for deprived students

Cash which benefits Higher Education institutions across the North East could be lost as the Government tries to plug a funding black hole

Vicky Pryce resumes her role as adviser

Vicky Pryce resumes her role as Government economics adviser

Vicky Pryce has resumed her role as a Government economics adviser after serving a jail term for swapping speeding points with ex-husband Chris Huhne

The number of cars built in the UK topped 1.5 million last year

3% rise in UK car production reported

The number of cars built in the UK topped 1.5 million last year, the highest for six years, amid "surging" demand at home and abroad

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

North East companies exhibit at Dubai trade event

International Fire Training Centre and Advanced LED Technology travel to Intersec during Business Secretary's visit

The Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London

Tata Steel warns Government on looming skills crisis

Tata Steel has warned the Government of workforce shortages from 2020 and urged them to tackle soaring energy costs

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