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Vince Cable sorry for 'unacceptable' privacy breach
Business Secretary takes 'full responsibility' after constituents' private details found in recycling bags

Tax app to tell public how much tax they pay
A smartphone application has been developed to help consumers understand true costs of their purchases

Minister backs midata to stimulate economy and consumer choice
People to be given more control over their own data through a new government backed initiative

Secrecy and uncertainty – enemies of personalised care
Uncertainty over funding is holding back personalised care, conference hears

Ministers quizzed over private emails and 'secret channels'
David Cameron and ministers are asked 'what have they got to hide' over private emails and government business


The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF): unlocking potential in health and social care?
Social enterprise in health and social care is an expanding area but with opportunities come considerable challenges, write Kelly Hall and Ross Millar

Building bridges or pulling strings?
Ministers claim elected police commissioners will make policing more accountable and more responsive – but who wants them? Certainly not one distinguished former Met Commissioner. Lynda King Taylor looks at some of the arguments around controversial reform

Helping the little guy
Alessandro Barberis, President of EUROCHAMBRES, urges the EU to enable Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises to flourish for the good of the continent