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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 supports HACT to bridge UK housing digital leadership gap09/12/2016 14:15:00
techUK is pleased to support HACT and Hannington Tame in launching a major digital leadership initiative aimed at placing leading players from the UK’s digital economy on every housing provider board, to help UK housing bridge its digital governance gap.
Mayor Unveils Plans to Ensure Transport for London is World Class09/12/2016 13:15:00
The Mayor yesterday unveiled his detailed five year plans to cut waste and create an affordable transport network for all Londoners. The ambitious plans show a strong commitment to modernisation and transformation through investment in digital.
Irish Government Launches New Employment Permits Online Application Styem08/12/2016 16:25:00
As the Irish Government launches a new system which streamlines non-EEA employment permits, what can the UK learn for its own smart migration system?
Social Media Companies Team up to Take on Unauthorised Content08/12/2016 10:25:00
The initiative will enable companies to quickly identify images and videos promoting terrorism that appear on their platforms.