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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.
Latest News from
Is Fintech Being Wooed Away from the UK?28/10/2016 11:15:00
UK Government pushes back to showcase Britain's world leading FinTech sector.
Initial techUK views on chemical legislation after EU exit27/10/2016 14:20:00
Despite identifying areas for improvement, techUK members want REACH to stay.
Standards to shape how products are dealt with at end of life26/10/2016 15:10:00
New standards are being developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI which will focus on product and component reuseability, upgradability, recyclability and durability.
techUK tells peers sector needs maximum market access26/10/2016 11:25:00
Deputy CEO Antony Walker highlights key issues to Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee inquiry on the impact of Brexit on the trade in services.