Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Over 2m of the UK’s workers set for a pay rise on 1 April 2017 – (BEIS:  UK-wide Industrial Strategy engagement tour continued in Yorkshire ~ BEIS:  £290m boost for clean energy in Britain ~ BEIS:  Proposals to introduce transparency to overseas-owned UK property published)

BEIS:  Inventory of radioactive wastes and materials in UK updated ~ NDA:  UK and US continue collaborative nuclear agreement

DIT:  Malaysia and Britain - Partners in a post-Brexit world – (DIT:  DIT roundtable boosts UK business opportunities in Pakistan)

PC&PE:  British business must act on corporate governance ~ FRC comments on Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee report on Corporate Governance ~ TUC: Government must crack down on businesses behaving badly ~ TUC: MPs' proposals for a fairer corporate Britain would benefit working people & the economy ~ CBI: Good corporate governance is an essential ingredient for trust between business & society

DExEU:  Lord Bridges speech to Alliance of European Metropolitan Chambers

DIT:  FinTech Week 2017 line-up confirmed – (DIT:  GREAT Britain campaign partners with McLaren for 2017)

ICO:  ePrivacy reform: Privacy & electronic communications regulations (PECR) under review

HM Treasury:  Spring pay bump for Britain’s workers as tax changes come into effect – (HMT:  Make in India, finance in the UK says the Chancellor ~ HMT:  New penalties for breaching financial sanctions now in force ~ HMT:  Taxpayer’s stake in Lloyds now below 2% ~ HMT:  UK-India economic and trade relations to take centre stage on two-day visit ~ HMT:  Chancellor at the India-UK FinTech Conference)

HMT:  Evidence gathering to take place on UK plan to resolve RBS’ State aid commitment

DfE:  Institute for Apprenticeships to ensure quality skills training ~ HEFCE:  Quality settlement between Ofsted and HEFCE for apprenticeships ~ DfE:  New levy to double annual investment in home-grown skills ~ NCFE :  Qualifications & apprenticeships – it’s all about the currency ~ TUC: Apprenticeship levy will support better paid jobs and help boost UK productivity

DWP:  New support to help workless families and improve children’s lives

Defra:  New water choice for English businesses

CLG:  Twelve new Enterprise Zones go live

ScotGov:  New roles for workers – (ScotGov:  Supporting new farmers ~ ScotGov:  £4.9m invested in Scotland

ScotGov:  Controlled trial of electrofishing ~ ScotGov:  Help to get into work ~ ScotGov:  Four firms chasing £m A96 contract ~ ScotGov:  Funding for women in business doubled ~ ScotGov:  Scottish economy contracts 0.2% ~ ScotGov:  Jobs & investment central to future growth ~ ScotGov:  Scottish investment fund opens in the US ~ ScotGov:  Green jobs increase ~ ScotGov:  Investing in Scotland’s tourism sector)

WAG:  Employment rate growing fastest in the Valleys & West Wales – (WAG:  Mission possible for Welsh tech companies to supply the space sector ~ Review of government funded research & innovation in Wales begins)

PC&PE:  Stronger legislation & enforcement needed to protect workers’ human rights – (PC&PE:  UKTI-PA contract a sorry saga from beginning to end)

HMRC launches a new way to report income and expenses online

Ofgem:  The extension to the Energy Company Obligation Scheme – (Ofgem proposes to reduce National Grid’s allowance for its gas transmission price control ~ Ofgem:  Renewables Obligation closes to new applications after 15 years)

Innovate UK:  Women's health tech firm attracts £4.8m investment

Dstl:  Accelerator face-to-face meetings: 3 May 2017 in Newport, Wales – (Dstl:  Making sense of big data to improve the nation’s defence, security and prosperity)

Land Registry:  New controls for managing email correspondence

Insolvency Service:  Modernised insolvency rules introduced

CBI: UK growth slows but firms are positive on near term outlook – (CBI: Benefits of free trade must feed through to whole UK ~ CBI: Productivity prize unveiled ahead of mayoral hustings ~ CBI: "Time to focus on quality" - Apprenticeship Levy)

TUC condemns use of ‘scare’ clauses by gig economy employers – (TUC: UK is falling behind green jobs competitors)

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