Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  Cost of cyber security breaches doubles ~ CESG launches Certified Cyber Security Consultancy)

DWP:  Government brings forward plans to double free childcare for working families ~ IEA:  Further subsidies ignore the cause behind expensive childcare

ScotGov:  FM hosts Living Wage summit as Scottish Government receives accreditation – (Rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been proposed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)

WAG:  New £30m work programme to boost the economy and support 35,000 people in Wales

STFC:  £313m Boost For UK Big Data Research

EA: Follow-up visits made after clamp-down on illegal scrap metal operators

CBI:  Businesses & professional services' growth accelerates – (UK growth accelerates to 12-month high - Growth Indicator - CBI)

CMA:  Procurement tips to boost competition and the Northern Irish economy

DfT:  Transport Secretary confirms government is forging ahead on high-speed rail & a Northern Powerhouse

techUK:  PM creates digital taskforce as Digital Economy Unit moved to DCMS – (techUK partners with Prince's Trust to help disadvantaged talent 'Get into IT')

CIPD:   - Generation Y - Progress in recruitment is good but more must be done to develop young people in work – (CIPD:   Employees want a ‘family feel’ at the heart of their organisation’s culture, finds latest Employee Outlook survey)

BCS calls on organisations to set a culture for diversity - Research shows that organisations with a diverse workforce are more profitable, innovative & productive

Socitm:  Intranets - is now the time to engage?

Dstl:  Funding to develop a new analytics platform for defence

SFA:  Simplified register of training organisations now open for applications

DfE:  One year on: supporting female talent in the energy sector

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