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Academy of Medical Sciences

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Immigration cap will be introduced permanently next year
Cable widens immigration divide

By Alex Stevenson Britain’s introduction of an immigration cap is the subject of an ongoing debate within the coalition government, Vince Cable has said. The Liberal Democrat business secretary’s comments in India, where business figures and officials have voiced concern about the artificially-imposed upper limit to non-EU immigration, are the first high-profile admission that the… Read more »

Sheffield Forgemasters specialises in steel production and engineering
Tory donor ‘sought Forgemasters loan cancellation’

By staff A Conservative donor successfully lobbied the government to secure the cancellation of the Sheffield Forgemasters loan, MPs have heard. Labour MPs claimed a letter from another Sheffield industrialist, Andrew Cook, had sought to prevent the £80 million loan to the manufacturing firm after donating over £500,000 to the Tories since 2005. Sheffield… Read more »