Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  Full network of 39 growth hubs boost business support across the country – (BIS:  Top apprentices to star in government campaign to get young people learning and earning ~ BIS:  Experts call for employers & universities to do more to address STEM skills shortages ~ BIS:  John Kingman to lead creation of new £6bn research & innovation body)

techUK:  Imminent internet security changes could lock you out of Bacs – don’t get caught

National Infrastructure Commission on the government's plans to place NIC on a statutory footing

Ofwat publishes code offering increased protection for business customers

Crown Commercial Service:  Over 75% of suppliers on new Language Services agreement are SMEs

Land Registry:  Issues with Variable Direct Debit notifications

SFA:  Campaign calls on young people to kick-start career with an apprenticeship – (SFA:  New Skills Funding Service makes it easier for providers to manage their contracts)

ScotGov:  CalMac secures ferry contract

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Work underway on £39m nuclear training centre

NHS England:  NHS must work with industry to harness the power of technology

EHRC:  New guide helps directors to set the tone on human rights – (EHRC:  #PowertotheBump unites young mothers in fight against pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work)

FCA:  Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation created to help UK businesses comply with financial sanctions

IPPR:  Role of private companies in education must be to innovate not profit

CIPD:  Crunch time for Britain’s workforce - Employers need to step up support to retain valuable older workers & working carers – (CIPD:   Pay growth for most employees likely to remain stuck in the slow lane until at least the end of the decade ~ CIPD responds to blacklisting settlement)

Innovate UK:  Venturefest East - Business and investors join to promote growth – (Innovate UK:  Statement on ‘Success as a Knowledge Economy’ White Paper ~  Innovate UK:  Improving business productivity - apply for partnership funding ~ Innovate UK:  Better management of medicines - apply for business contracts ~ Innovate UK:  UK businesses showcase automotive innovation to Asia's engineers)

IPO:  Baroness Neville-Rolfe introduces the IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill

UKTI:  Exporting is GREAT in Northern Ireland

CBI predicts slower growth as dark cloud of uncertainty looms – (CBI responds to The Queen's Speech)

TUC: Government must act on cross-party proposals to give more workers decent pensions – (TUC: Government won’t reach its employment target for disabled people until 2030 ~ TUC: Wage losses may never be restored under current approach ~ TUC: Home-working up by a fifth over the last decade)

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