Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

Home Office:  UK takes further action to prevent forced labour ~ TUC:  Landmark agreement outlawing modern slavery – (HO:  Expansion of the UK Registered Traveller service)

DH:  Avian flu advice for travellers going to China

BIS:  Ministers call on public sector to open doors to apprentices ~ DfE:  New law will end 'outdated snobbery' towards apprenticeships ~ Skills Funding Agency:  Goldman Sachs announces launch of Degree Apprenticeship Programme ~ SFA:  National Apprenticeship Award winners announced ~ DfT:  Record investment in transport network used to guarantee apprenticeships ~ BIS:  Johnson sets out measures to make UK best place in world to do science)

HMT:  Chancellor and Airbus announce cutting edge research facility – (HMT:  Financial Conduct Authority Chief Executive announced

DECC:  Transitional arrangements auction launches ~ Transitional arrangements auction closes – (DECC:  What the Government is doing to secure investment in clean, secure & affordable energy)

Groceries Code Adjudicator:  Tesco breached Code

ICO:  Your reputation is at risk if you don’t keep data safe, ICO warns

DfT:  £40m to drive green car revolution across UK cities

DWP:  Government scheme proves to be the business for job-seeking entrepreneurs

DCMS:  Creative industries worth almost £10m an hour to economy – (DCMS:  Making Cyberspace “Cyber Safe” - New Government initiative for Cyber startups will drive innovation)

ScotGov:  Celebrating a taste of Scotland – (ScotGov:  Swinney comments on export figures ~ Scots firms more likely to train staff)

10DS:  UK Government confirms £250m City Deal for Aberdeen ~ OGA:  Further support for UK oil and gas industry ~ ScotGov:  Supporting the oil & gas sector ~ Scotland Office: Scottish Secretary to Visit Mozambique to Boost Aberdeen Oil Industry and Promote Links with Scotland)

CLG:  Britain’s best markets announced

WAG:  Welsh businesses encouraged to apply for support to boost exports & growth – (WAG:  New programme to support local renewable energy schemes launched)

Wales Office:  National Living Wage to give living standards boost to Welsh workers

Ofcom:  Clarity for businesses baffled by broadband speeds ~ techUK:  New Code to provide businesses with clarity about broadband speeds ~ techUK:  Broadband – Good or Bad?

NDA:  £500,000 nuclear boost for new fund supporting innovative energy projects

Skills Funding Agency:  Funding rules and funding rates & formula 2016 to 2017

CCWater responds to Portsmouth Water’s decision to exit non-household retail market

STFC:  New Hartree Centre Director has a mission to help UK businesses exploit big data

CBI survey: Flat start to 2016 for UK manufacturers – (CBI: We need more women leaders, not just women on boards)

UKCES:  Employers facing talent poverty as skills shortages rise 130% in four years

CIPD:  A ‘well-being vacuum’ in workplaces is putting individuals’ and business health at risk

Revenue & Customs Brief 6 (2016): registered dealers in controlled oil - plant & equipment hire companies