Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

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BEIS:  Major pharma leader MSD first to endorse government’s Industrial Strategy as it announces major investment in the UK – (BEIS:  Government unveils Industrial Strategy to boost productivity and earning power of people across the UK ~ BEIS:  Modern Industrial Strategy to boost business support for Scotland ~ BEIS:  New Industrial Strategy to boost NI earning power and innovation ~ BEIS:  Government & industry cement deal to give UK construction the edge ~ BEIS:  Government investment into Faraday scale-up facility to make UK a world leader in battery innovation ~ BEIS:  Hydraulic fracturing consent ~ BEIS:  Agreement to tackle global steel overcapacity reached at G20)

DIT:  Liam Fox celebrates UK - New Zealand trading relationship – (DIT:  Secretary of State for International Trade Speech at the GREAT Event in Sydney)

FCO:  International Trade Secretary announces new roles to boost trade around the globe

Defra:  New Farming Rules for Water – (Defra:  Countryside Stewardship: detail of new simplified offers ~ Defra:  Share of £50,000 pot to be won by small food & drink business innovators)

Cabinet Office issues an Invitation to Tender for a fraud prevention & detection managed service

NIC:  Future infrastructure pioneers sought to shape UK’s future

DCMS:  Government launches review into future telecoms infrastructure investment

DfT:  UK space launch programme receives £50m boost in Government’s Industrial Strategy – (DfT:  Strategic vision for rail)

DfE:  Universities Minister breaks ground at the Dyson Institute

HMRC:  Do your Self-Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

ScotGov:  Moorland management – (ScotGov:  Grow the economy by protecting natural capital ~ ScotGov:  Aberdeen to receive Gigabit broadband ~ ScotGov:  Enterprise & Skills Board revealed ~ ScotGov:  Deputy FM visits India ~ ScotGov:  Job support for healthcare users ~ ScotGov:  Trade Envoys appointed ~ ScotGov:  Gender representation on public boards~ ScotGov:  Decommissioning fund awards)

WAG:  We will work with our farmers to help them meet the challenges of Brexit,” says Lesley Griffiths – (WAG expands overseas operations to boost trade post-Brexit ~ WAG:  Be The Spark - More than £5m for new activity to support entrepreneurship in Wales ~ WAG:  Investment for Venue Cymru as Wales attracts business events at global exhibition ~ WAG:  £26m EU-backed investment to help young people into work & training)

OSSW:  Industrial Strategy set to get Wales’ economy firing on all cylinders – (OSSW:  Wales to get boost from UK Government's Modern Industrial Strategy)

Innovate UK:  Tackling disease with healthcare innovations: apply for funding – (Innovate UK:  Future manufacturing & infrastructure systems: apply for funds ~ Innovate UK:  Future electric vehicle batteries: long-lasting, cleaner, better)

CJEU: Carry over & accumulate unexercised rights to paid annual leave when worker unable to accumulate unexercised rights

ESFA:  Apprenticeship Live broadcasts in schools

Food Standards Agency announces earned recognition for Welsh Lamb & Beef Producers feed standards

GeoPlace:  The Budget: housing, the digital economy and a Geospatial Commission

NHS Digital:  Dynamic Purchasing System to give simple & convenient access to HSCN services

UK Space Agency: Event to help the public sector embrace space a success

Ofwat:  First Business Water awarded licence to operate in retail water market

Food Standards Agency welcomes new Food & Drink Sector Council – (Food Standards Agency:  New EU acrylamide legislation)

Ofgem announces winners of Network Innovation Competitions – (Ofgem publishes latest data on the retail & wholesale energy markets ~ Ofgem publishes 2017 annual iteration process for energy network price controls)

IPPR:  Firms providing ‘good jobs’ should get tax cut

CBI: Demand for consumer services falters amid rising prices – (CBI: Industrial Strategy must be the beginning of a strategic race, not a tactical sprint ~ CBI: "The opportunity to get into and get on in work should be accessible for everyone")

Revenue and Customs Brief 3 (2017): VAT - treatment of pension fund management services

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