Vince Cable has rogue directors in his sights, announcing plans to stop people who are convicted of commercial crime overseas from being directors of British companies.
The business secretary said dishonest directors could cause “huge” harm.
UK criminals can already be banned as directors, and Mr Cable wants the same for those committed overseas.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the measures are due to be tabled in the Parliamentary session which ends in spring 2015.
They would mean “stronger deterrents” and “more robust sanctions” for the “rogue minority”.
These measures will protect the British economy and