Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Campaign launched to increase low paid workers’ knowledge of national minimum & national living wage rights ~ Failure to pay national minimum wage undermines people’s financial security, says Citizens Advice

BEIS:  Increase in BME workplace progression could give UK economy a £24bn boost – Baroness McGregor-Smith Review finds ~ CBI reaction to the McGregor-Smith review on ethnic diversity in the workplace ~ TUC calls on government & business to implement new race report recommendations ~ BEIS:  Business Minister hosts diversity and the industrial strategy roundtable)

BEIS:  Trade Union Act measures come into force to protect people from undemocratic industrial action – (BEIS:  New low carbon heating for Gateshead unveiled)

PC&PE:  Government's industrial strategy marks change but lacks long-term plan

DIT:  British tech booms on global stage at Mobile World Congress – (DIT:  Greg Hands’ speech at the Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017)

DExEU:  Defence dialogue on our EU exit

Defence Secretary announces world class innovation panel ~ Dstl:  First Innovation Fund challenge event - presentation slides ~ MoD:  Submarines to support economic and community growth ~ Dstl:  Spotlight on the Accelerator Enduring Challenge)

DCMS:  £17m boost for the UK's booming artificial intelligence sector  - (DCMS:  Statement in response to the formal notification of the proposed merger between Sky and 21st Century Fox)

DCMS:  Digital Strategy to make Britain the best place in the world to start & grow a digital business ~ CBI: Is Britain the best place to start & grow a digital business? ~ techUK:  Data at the Heart of the UK Digital Strategy)

Defra:  UK food takes centre stage at world's largest annual trade show

DfE:  Final building blocks in place for Institute for Apprenticeships

PC&PE:  Dragons' Den style pitches yield three new inquiries

PC&PE:  Brexit: the options for trade report debated by Lords

Dstl:  The UK's Best Apprenticeship – (Dstl:  Synthetic Environment Tower Community of Practice)

ScotGov:  Boost for aquaculture industry – (ScotGov:  Supporting urban regeneration ~ ScotGov:  New opportunities for businesses)

WAG flies the flag for Wales in celebration of St David’s Day – (WAG:  Valleys Taskforce rolls into town ~ WAG:  Our special relationship must boost trade & remove barriers - FM’s message ahead of US visit ~ WAG:  Wales’ Year of Legends 2017 campaign goes live ~ WAG:  Cabinet Secretary to celebrate the best of Wales in Dubai ~ WAG sets out plans for a North East Wales Metro ~ Additional £150,000 to support publishing in Wales)

techUK:  MPs urged to avoid regulatory divergence on chemical rules – (techUK:  Health Start-ups and SMEs sought for DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Support ~ techUK Builds Partnerships to Boost Global Britain Ahead of G20 Summit ~ techUK:  When the Great Powers Meet ~ techUK:  PSF invites experts to join Payment Strategy Forum work)

Work Foundation:  MS employment guide launched to support healthcare professionals

NDA:  Installed: the machine set to clean up Sellafield’s most hazardous building

Adam Smith Inst:  National living wage a political football Hammond must boot out in Budget

ESRC:  3D printing is shaping new business models

Ofgem reduces National Grid’s spending allowances for its transmission price controls

CIPD - Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’

CAB:  Employers tricking people out of sick pay, says Citizens Advice

Ofgem:  Six bidders shortlisted in tender for three offshore transmission links

Ofcom concludes review of Royal Mail regulation

Crown Commercial Service:  New digital framework attracts thousands of SMEs – (Crown Commercial Service:  Technology Products 2 flash sale ~ Crown Commercial Service:  Public sector gets help to save on water bill)

Invitation to tender for research from the Low Pay Commission 2017

CBI: Activity in Service Sector holding up, but margins under pressure – (CBI/CBRE: London needs next generation of infrastructure to compete ~ CBI: Industrial Strategy and the Midlands Engine)

TUC head to warn European politicians of threat to EU workers if Brexit allows undercutting – (TUC warns Trade Secretary to protect workers & the NHS from a bad trade deal with Trump ~ TUC: UK near the bottom of the global rankings for real wage growth ~ TUC backs MPs’ call for joint decision-making framework on industrial strategy ~ TUC: Women work for free for a 20% of the year ~ TUC: Government decision on NEST & pension products will leave pensioners at risk from scams ~ TUC sounds alarm over pension poverty for part-time workers)

Unite’s new ‘strategic case unit’ set to defend landmark trade union law appeal

WWF:  £m boost for Scotland-Norway power link up – comment

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