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This week, at the Labour Party Conference, the Shadow Chancellor sets Labour’s vision to help the British economy grow in the digital age.
In Westminster, the Chancellor looks to disruptors to drive growth and the Government launches a ground-breaking new cyber partnership. In Liverpool, the Shadow Chancellor outlines Labour's take on industrial strategy with an interventionist flavour. On the Brexit front, concerns are mounting among business leaders over a hard Brexit and techUK meets with the new Information Commissioner to raise the importance of UK-EU data flows. It's another busy week so read on for your weekly fix.
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Top Tech Policy News
Chancellor Looks to Disruptors for Next Wave of Growth (GOV.UK)
Philip Hammond MP meets UK tech leaders in sign of Government’s support for innovators – now we need the policies.
Labour Will be an "Interventionist Government" Says Shadow Chancellor (Guardian)
John McDonnell MP sets out vision for entrepreneurial state with massive investment programme including emphasis on R&D and science.
Groundbreaking Government and Startup Partnership to Boost Cyber Sector (GOV.UK)
Two new cyber innovation centres to receive £50 million as DCMS and GCHQ join forces with tech sector to protect the UK from cyber threats.
Greg Clark MP Sets Out Initial Industrial Strategy Vision (Guardian)
Business Secretary indicates strategy will focus on delivering tailored regional strategies to drive growth across the UK.
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techUK urges G20 countries to prioritise digital technologies and innovation17/02/2017 15:25:00
techUK joins forces with international tech voices to make recommendations to G20 countries that will unlock growth, development and job creation.
Superfast broadband reaches over four million UK homes and businesses17/02/2017 12:37:00
Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) rollout of superfast broadband has reached 4,309,668 premises.
techUK concerned over implementation of the Radio Equipment Directive16/02/2017 09:25:00
A lack of harmonised standards ahead of the Directive’s June 13 deadline is creating compliance risks.
Nightingale Project Seeks Innovative Monitoring Solutions15/02/2017 16:05:00
University College Hospital as part of Nightingale project are looking for technology companies input.