Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  New commissioner to tackle late payment culture – (BIS:  Vacancies at the British Hallmarking Council ~ BIS:  New foreign investments boost Northern Powerhouse ~ BIS:  National Minimum Wage offenders named & shamed ~ Naming & shaming is the first step towards enforcing the minimum wage, says TUC)

10DS:  PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals & new EU trade deal – (Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore ~ New foreign investments boost Northern Powerhouse)

UKTI:  PM visits south-east Asia – (techUK:  UKTI’s export figures show a 15% increase for a vibrant UK cyber security sector ~ UKTI:  PM leads the charge to make the UK a global financial technology hub)

Defra:  £24m Growth Programme for rural businesses & communities

HMT:  New boost for digital economy

DECC:  New offshore oil & gas exploration licences awarded

DWP:  Disability Confident campaign celebrates 2 years of success

HMRC:  Testing times ahead for fuel fraudsters

CLG:  New help for markets to assess their performance & contribution to the local economy

Ofgem consults on proposals to allow additional costs to network companies

DCMS:  Additional £129m boost for nationwide broadband rollout

ScotGov:  Action call over export delays – (ScotGov:  Stronger ties between Scotland & China ~ Oil & gas talks in China ~ Scottish expertise spreads in China ~ Action needed on export delays ~ Call to prioritise Channel food exports)

WAG:  Finance Minister views progress as Swansea Bay Campus nears completion – (WAG:  Private & public sector partnership equips job seekers with new confidence & skills)

techUK:  Science & Technology Committee Launches Big Data Inquiry – (techUK:  Have your say on cross-border portability ~ New techUK President outlines industry priorities to Business Secretary ~ techUK:  Recommendations for the future use of Licence Exempt Radio Spectrum ~ techUK discusses apprenticeship levy proposals with BIS ~ techUK:  The contribution of Space & Satellite industry to the UK economy ~ techUK response to Digital Catapult report on Trust in Personal Data)

Innovate UK:  Cyber security - apply now for business funding

BCS supports Tech London 500 initiative

300,000 more women seeking work than men, says TUC – (1.7m people missing out on their paid holidays, says TUC)

Crown Commercial Service:  New facilities management agreement anticipated to save in excess of £200m

Revenue & Customs Brief 13 (2015): reduced rate of VAT for the installation of energy saving materials

Revenue & Customs Brief 12 (2015): VAT liability of verandahs sold with caravans

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