Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Baroness Neville-Rolfe's speech at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Industry Conference – (BEIS:  Business & Energy Secretary Greg Clark champions UK innovation at Innovate 2016 ~ BEIS:  The ethnic diversity of UK boards: launch of the Parker review ~ CBI: Parker Review recommendations - Ethnic diversity of UK boards ~ BEIS:  UK and Colombia agree new £20m bioeconomy research programme)

DIT:  International Trade Secretary speech at the Colombia Business Forum – (DIT:  Colombia state visit strengthening trade & investment links)

HM Treasury:  Pound won’t be ‘round’ much longer – (HMT:  Major businesses give Northern Powerhouse the thumbs up ~ HMT:  UK regions urged to seize opportunity for financial services ~ HMT:  New matchmaking service for small businesses looking for finance ~ HMT:  Business Minister chairs meeting with leading retailers)

HMRC:  Updated code of conduct will discourage number of avoidance schemes – (HMRC:  UK and Colombia sign double taxation agreement)

DWP:  Work & health plan to help disabled people into employment

DCMS:  Game on - the hunt begins for the UK’s next big video game

Defra:  Record whisky sales to India leads global demand

ScotGov:  £2.5m for sustainable aquaculture projects – (ScotGov:  Living Wage set at £8.45 ~ ScotGov:  Funding for North creative industries ~ ScotGov:  Inaction jeopardising Islands’ renewables funding ~ ScotGov:  Support for apprenticeships ~ ScotGov:  Hard Brexit hit for Scottish exports ~ ScotGov:  Clarity on quotas)

WAG:  Economy Secretary cuts the turf at Wales’ first dedicated Science Park – (WAG:  Continued Investment in Wales Adventure sector ~ WAG:  Sale of Welsh Government owned offices in Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone completed)

HSE:  Worker dies when temporary platform collapses

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Work underway to remove nuclear reactor core in Dorset

PC&PE:  Improve access to finance for businesses outside of South East

My Incubator Ventures:  City Business Library partner with Mi Ventures to offer instant live chat business advice to London residents

Food Standards Agency:  FSA publishes list of incidents for July to September 2016 – (Food Standards Agency:  NFCU launches industry guide)

CMA:  Blog post about unfair contract terms and why fairness matters

Innovate UK:  Innovate 2016: 25 UK businesses to launch new innovations – (Innovate UK:  World agri-tech summit: businesses pitch for investment funds ~ Innovate UK:  Innovate day 2: delegates celebrate successful UK innovation)

ESPO:  LED street lights framework helps councils with their savings targets

CBI: Export prospects on the up for small & medium companies – (CBI: Economic forecast unchanged for 2016, but slower growth predicted over next two years ~ CBI: Strengthening employees & shareholders voices right response on corporate governance ~ CBI/AECOM: UK's infrastructure on the up, but now it's all about delivery)

TUC: Number of people working night shifts up by more than 250,000 since 2011 – (TUC: Uber case has exposed ‘dark side’ of the UK’s labour market ~ TUC: Employers need to pick up the pace and adopt the real Living Wage ~ TUC: Weaker growth warning shows public investment needed in Autumn Statement)

Revenue & Customs Brief 16 (2016): treatment of VAT incurred on assets that are used by the business prior to VAT registration

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