Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  UK trebles funding to tackle Zika virus – (BIS:  Business Secretary selects 5 pilot areas for UK's first Innovation Audits ~ BIS:  Dramatic increase in the number of higher apprenticeships – new figures released)

Cabinet Office:  New review launches to unlock potential of mission-led businesses – (CO:  New measures announced to improve social mobility in the workplace)

Defra:  Farming Recovery Fund extended to Greater Manchester

MoD:  Major investment boost for next generation Royal Navy ships

DCMS:  Chinese summit looks to unlock investment for Northern Powerhouse

Home Office:  Government & major retailers unite to tackle knife crime

Ofsted:  Online application to provide childcare unavailable 9 to 15 May

Insolvency Service:  Upcoming changes to the bankruptcy application process: what you need to know

Ofgem:  Tendering regime reduces the cost of connecting offshore wind farms by at least £700m – (Ofcom demands better business services from BT)

ScotGov:  Leading the field – (ScotGov:  Scotland to lead way in fairer working ~ ScotGov:  Longannet Task Force ~ ScotGov:  £315m City Deal for Inverness ~ ScotGov:  Investment in employability ~ ScotGov:  Farm incomes halved in 4 years ~ ScotGov:  A nod to future success)

WAG:  Step forward in securing major funding boost for Welsh tourism – (WAG:  New rules to ensure food takeaways promote food hygiene ratings on their leaflets ~ Welsh Government joins forces with TrustMark in campaign to protect against rogue traders ~ WAG:  Ethical employment practices must be at the centre of public projects ~ WAG:  Minister celebrates 3,000th job & training milestone ~ WAG:  £12.8m to regenerate town centres & create jobs)

Wales Office:  Secretary of State pushes forward growth deal for North Wales – (Wales Office:  Alun Cairns hosts mobile phone operators summit with plea – let’s get Wales talking! ~ WO:  HSBC and successful business founders launch Entrepreneurs Exchange)

techUK:  How can the UK Defence R&D community better align priorities?

Innovate UK :  £38m fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars – (Innovate UK:  Overseas mission - UK firms take ideas to Malaysia and Singapore)

UKEF:  UK & China sign agreement to boost exports

CBI: Manufacturing activity drops but demand remains steady

Skills Funding Agency:  National Apprenticeship Week 2016 rises to the top – (SFA:  2016 to 2017 funding allocations – positive news for the sector)

HM Treasury:  New charter to link City bonuses to the appointment of senior women ~ EHRC:  Inquiry warns ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ variation in progress for women on boards in FTSE companies ~ TUC: Ministers must do more to get women on boards

EHRC:  3 in 4 working mothers say they’ve experienced pregnancy & maternity discrimination ~ TUC calls for urgent action as new report reveals that 77% of working mums have experienced pregnancy discrimination)

JRF response to the Women & Equalities Commission’s second report into the gender pay gap

Companies House: The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

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