Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

Leadership changes at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS} and Department for International Trade

HM Treasury:  Chancellor meets City leaders to discuss Britain’s financial services industry

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, begins an intensive 2 day visit to US

DfT:  More efficient lorries cut road congestion and improve air quality – (DfT:  Even before the first train runs, HS2 can benefit Scotland)

DIT:  Establishment of Australia-UK trade working group

DCMS:  Minister for Digital and Culture Creative Industries speech

techUK:  Important questions still remain in Government’s approach to apprenticeships

ScotGov:  Driving innovation – (ScotGov:  Social enterprises on world stage ~ ScotGov:  Employment support programmes from April 2017)

WAG:  “Wales means business” - FM’s message to the USA – (WAG:  New wave energy scheme comes to Pembrokeshire with EU funding)

Wales Office:  Wales: an "open, dynamic trading nation" ready for a post-Brexit world

Innovate 2016: a global showcase for UK’s best innovation talent – (Innovate UK:  Venturefest Manchester: business & investors meet for growth ~ Photonic sensing technologies: apply for business funding)

NAO:  Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme ~ techUK:  Important questions still remain in Government’s approach to apprenticeships

IPO:  Intellectual Property Minister encourages further IP collaboration between UK and China

NDA and Sellafield Ltd statement on Panorama

Ofwat announces cost of debt consultation

Crown Commercial Service:  techUK & CCS workshop: Next Generation Public Sector Procurement – (CCS:  Government tech: 6 point plan to open up the market for suppliers of all sizes ~ CCS:  If you buy goods or services from us, we want to hear from you)

ESPO sees rise in supplier engagement with SMEs over the last 3 years

CBI: Modest growth across UK economy over summer – (CBI: The UK is open for business at the G20)

TUC condemns appointment of employer to worker’s representative seat on Health & Safety Executive – (TUC: Getting unions into more workplaces will reduce poverty ~ TUC: Sports Direct still needs an independent review ~ TUC: Record-breaking shareholder uprising against Sports Direct management over working conditions​)

Met Office:  Forecasting tool upgrade boosts aviation efficiency

Revenue & Customs Brief 14 (2016): VAT, Deduction of VAT on pension fund management costs following Court of Justice of the European Union decision in PPG

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