Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  Government boost for jet engines with £10m investment for next generation technology – (BIS:  Business Secretary steps up fight to end discrimination ~ BIS:  Extended Sunday trading due in the autumn)

HM Treasury:  Government takes aim at pension freedom barriers

Home Office:  Restaurant company director given 7-year ban for employing illegal workers

CLG:  Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide – (CLG:  Boosting productivity in rural areas)

ScotGov:  New plan for long term oil & gas industry growth – (ScotGov:  Supporting people towards jobs)

WAG:  Superfast Cymru gives Cardigan social enterprise the X-factor – (WAG:  Up to 2,000 jobs boost thanks to £120m infrastructure investment ~ WAG: Timber offers new opportunities for Welsh construction industry ~ WAG:  Export Hub tour aims to boost Welsh trade overseas)

CBI: Out of date Business Rates hit UK firms - and getting worse – (CBI: Update global tax law for the 21st century and beyond ~ CBI responds to new Gender Pay Gap announcement)

TUC: 1 in 8 people experience violence at work – (TUC comments on leaked ministerial letter calling for Trade Union Bill concessions ~ TUC poll: 1 in 5 met their husband or wife at work ~ TUC:  For every £1 spent on union-led training the economy gets £9 back, new report reveals ~ TUC: Union safety reps save economy £ms every year)

Skills Funding Agency:  £25m in 16 to 18 apprenticeship & traineeship growth awarded – (SFA:  Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications ~ SFA:  MPs pledge for 100 apprenticeships in 100 days)

UKTI:  Government showcases North as financial services hotspot – (Lord Maude resignation letter and PM's response)

CIPD:  More UK employees in a workplace pension but employers are feeling the pinch

BMF joins with WWF for a sustainable future

Work Foundation:  Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions

Crown Commercial Service:  Procurement training for schools

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