Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Primary Authority changes to benefit 250,000 more businesses – (BEIS:  Government appoints Small Business Commissioner to champion voice of small business ~ BEIS:  Business Secretary announces founding partners of £65m battery technology research institute)

Defra:  New bovine TB service launched for farmers in England – (Defra:  Environment Secretary meets Northern Irish industry leaders on the future of UK agriculture ~ Defra:  UK takes world stage in fight against marine plastic ~ Defra:  Sentences for animal cruelty to increase tenfold to five years ~ Defra:  Views sought on reward & return schemes for drinks containers)

HM Treasury:  Stop facilitating tax evasion or face criminal prosecution, HMRC tells corporations

Reflecting on two years of the National Infrastructure Commission

UK Visas & Immigration:  Service enabling faster UK border entry expanded to 15 new countries

HEFCE:  Universities & colleges across England to work on 27 new degree apprenticeship development projects

Food Standards Agency:  Update on FSA inspection of 2 Sisters Plant West Bromwich

ScotGov:  Beyond city deals – (ScotGov says no to fracking

WAG:  Plan to help improve mobile connectivity in Wales – (WAG:  “If you want the best technology in the Welsh NHS, you have to invest in IT” – Vaughan Gething)

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Dstl:  Three...two…one…blast off! Dstl launches £50m Space Programme

GDS:  Make procurement open - it makes government better

Innovate UK:  Setting up advanced therapy treatment centres: apply for funding

HM Land Registry:  A quicker process for removing Form A restrictions

CBI:  Urgent EU data-deal can protect UK businesses worth £240bn – (CBI: Solid growth in economic activity through summer)

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

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Creating an Effective Business Case for a GRC Platform