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POSTPONED: Live webchat with Vince Cable, Business Secretary [new date to follow]

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MylinhMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 10:37:52

[Please note this webchat has been postponed. We'll let you know of the revised date and time as soon as we have them]


Following a lively webchat on Gransnet back in December 2011, we're delighted to welcome back Business Secretary Vince Cable for a webchat with Mumsnetters this week.

Vince will welcome your questions, and can tell us about a range of issues including support for those who want to start a business, the range of advice and business expertise available through the mentoring scheme and Growth Accelerator and support such as Start-Up Loans for 18-30 year olds.

He will take questions - amongst other topics - on the reforms for flexible parental leave which will allow working families to exercise choice over how they share childcare responsibilities, and the Government's work on increasing women's representation in UK boardrooms making sure we don't miss out on the talent and skills of half of the population.

Vince can also tell us more about apprenticeships, which offer young people a leg up on the career ladder, and the value offered by adult learning which can provide real wage and employment benefits throughout working life.

We hope you can join us and, as always, do post advance questions here if you're not able to make it on Wednesday!


caramelwaffle Wed 23-Jan-13 11:28:43

Hello, Mr Cable.

Could you please let us know your thoughts and opinion on 100% tax deductible childcare for those who are employed/self employed.

Thank you.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 23-Jan-13 12:26:41

What? Rent-a-Quote not having time to speak? Surely a first.

LineRunner Wed 23-Jan-13 18:23:21

I think Vince Cable had to answer parliamentary questions about alleged blacklisting of construction workers who belonged to trade unions. (Just watching the news.)

Wigeon Wed 23-Jan-13 21:32:51

Honestly, please don't give him biscuits. As LineRunner says, he was speaking in Parliament about this blacklisting issue, which frankly sounds pretty shocking. I know whether I'd rather he was on this Mumsnet webchat, or participating in that debate (and it's sometimes very hard to predict for definite what business will be in Parliament on what date).

Proof he woz there here.

MylinhMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Apr-13 17:20:03

Hi all

We've a new date for the Rt Hon Vince Cable's webchat - it'll be this Wednesday 1 May, 1pm - 2pm. Please cut and paste your Qs on the new thread if you'd like it answered, and do tune in on Wednesday lunchtime.

Thanks and hope you can join us on Weds!

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