Business and Other Briefings

BEIS:  Boost for UK satellite technology & data for businesses – (BEIS:  Small Business Minister backs the Prompt Payment Code)

BEIS:  Government confirms Hinkley Point C project following new agreement in principle with EDF ~ BIES:  Hinkley Point C ~ WAG:  "Hinkley should be built with UK Steel", says Economy Secretary ~ IEA:  Hinkley is an incredibly inefficient use of taxpayers’ money ~  IPPR:  Hinkley Point - better financing model needed if costs and delays not to be repeated ~ NAO:  Nuclear power in the UK)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Japanese Ambassador to the UK visits Dounreay

HMT:  Chancellor backs major British exporters as he steps up business engagement ahead of Autumn Statement

DWP:  Employment reaches a record high with 31.77m people in work – (DWP:  Pensioners to benefit from reforms to long service cap)

HMRC:  Changes to HMRC Corporation Tax forms

DCMS:  Minister for Digital & Culture addresses CBI conference

ONS:  Record £44.3bn bonuses paid in 2015-16 financial year

HSE:  Refinery firm fined £400,000 after gangway fall – (HSE:  Worker suffers life threatening injuries after drum explodes ~ HSE:  Illegal Newquay gas fitter sentenced for undertaking unregistered gaswork)

ScotGov:  Increase in Bank Loans to Scottish Farming – (ScotGov:  Scotland riding the wave of tidal innovation ~ Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2015 ~ ScotGov:  Delivering 100% broadband coverage ~ ScotGov:  Support for Young Farmers ~ ScotGov:  £200m investment for rural economy ~ ScotGov:  Unemployment falls ~ ScotGov:  AiB report shows creditors paid over £80m ~ ScotGov:  Largest North Sea production increase in 15 years ~ ScotGov:  Oil & Gas Production Statistics 2015-16)

WAG:  New flight from Cardiff to London takes off – (WAG:  India Trade Mission aims to boost export opportunities and help sell Wales to the world ~ Record-breaking data shows strength of Welsh jobs market ~ WAG:  Small Business Rates Relief here to stay as scheme made permanent ~ WAG:  Welsh Actuarial Society will support the growth of financial & professional services sector)

Ofwat publish PR 16 draft determinations

Dstl:  Scientist, Engineer, Reservist….

ESPO sees rise in supplier engagement with SMEs over the last 3 years

Crown Commercial Service:  New Grants & Programme Services agreement now live

CBI/CBRE: London firms want Mayor to play key Brexit role ~

TUC: The UK’s highest paid CEO earns the average annual salary in under 45 minutes – (TUC publishes analysis on the UK investment gap ~ TUC welcomes end to zero-hours contracts at Wetherspoons ~ TUC General Secretary to warn ‘greedy businesses that treat workers like animals’ - No place to hide ~ TUC on inappropriate footwear at work ~ TUC: Ongoing low inflation signals need for urgent action to protect and boost growth)

TUC: Oxfam inequality report adds to case for workers on company boards ~ Oxfam: Richest 1% owns 20 times more than UK's poorest 20%

techUK:  Bank of England Steps up Research into Digital Currencies – (techUK:  Rethink Needed on New European Copyright Proposals ~ techUK:  Employers will have to sign Apprenticeship Levy contract with the SFA)

Innovate UK:  Detecting threats in parcel depots - apply for business contracts – (Innovate UK:  Connected cities mission - apply to join trade delegation to India ~ Innovate UK:  Innovations in health & food: apply for business funding~ Innovate UK:  Delta Motorsport reveals new low cost micro-turbine technology ~ Innovate UK:  Venturefest Wales: breaking barriers to business growth ~ Innovate UK:  New low emission vehicle systems: apply for business funding)

SSRO:  Perspectives on non-competitive defence spending - September 2016

IPPR:  Comment on the creation of a Northern Powerhouse Institute

ESRC:  Britain’s leading employers unite to end pregnancy discrimination in workplaces

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