Editorial: Vince Cable has a point, but debt is not the only way to pay for infrastructure
It would take only a small rise in interest rates to put an extra painful squeeze on households and businesses.
The Independent - Posted 08/03/2013
Are we building homes we’re proud of? - David Montague
The new year started with the UK economy lurching towards an unprecedented triple dip. With the Country’s prized AAA credit status at risk Nick Clegg conceded that the coalition had cut investment too quickly, Boris called for government to “junk the rhetoric of austerity” and Vince Cable started work on a plan to allow councils to borrow for housing investment.
L&Q Group - Posted 15/02/2013
Cable defends ‘immoral’ benefit cap
Vince Cable has defended the coalition government’s £26,000-a-year benefits cap following criticism from a high profile Liberal Democrat colleague.
Inside Housing - Posted 19/11/2012
Two-child benefit cap ‘not acceptable’ - Cable
Business secretary Vince Cable has said the Liberal Democrats will not support Iain Duncan Smith’s calls to cap child-related benefits to families with two children.
24 Dash - Posted 26/10/2012
Three Key Ingredients For Housing Led Economic Growth
I recently attended a meeting which Grant Shapps and Vince Cable organised to discuss the vital role which housing plays in economic growth. In my view there are three key ingredients for a housing association led economic growth – finance, land and flexibility.
L&Q - Posted 13/07/2012
Vince Cable called on PM to invest in housing
In the leaked letter published by the BBC yesterday Vince Cable argues that 'galvanising the housing construction market would have a much wider economic impact in stimulating innovation and growth'.
Inside Housing - Posted 08/03/2012
Vince Cable launches 'Academy 4 Housing'
Business Secretary Vince Cable has helped to launch a new social enterprise set up to educate, employ and enable housing association tenants.
24 Dash - Posted 30/01/2012
Green Investment Bank (GIB) -Ministerial Statement by Vince Cable
The Government has made significant progress towards the establishment of an independent GIB, which will be a key component of the UK's transition to a green economy.
Department for Business Innovation & Skills - Posted 14/12/2011
Vince Cable calls for action as consumer confidence slides
• Markit household finance index drops to two-and-a-half-year low. • Hometrack reports widening divide in housing market.
The Guardian - Posted 26/07/2011
Landlords to seek break-up of ailing Southern Cross
• Care homes operator says it cannot pay £230m rent. • Vince Cable under fire for ruling out government aid.
The Guardian - Posted 13/06/2011