Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  UK statement to the IAEA international conference on nuclear security – (BEIS:  Electricity storage facility officially opened by Energy Minister)

HM Treasury:  Philip Hammond and David Davis host financial services bosses for Brexit discussion – (HMT:  UK infrastructure investment to reach record high ~ HMT:  Financial Secretary's remarks on the ninth edition of the Total Tax Contribution of UK Financial Services ~ HMT:  Chancellor seeks to deepen economic ties with key markets ~ HMT:  FinTech envoys for Scotland appointed to help grow the sector)

DIT:  UK-China Infrastructure Academy opens its doors and welcomes first students

CLG:  Leading businesses announce support for Northern Powerhouse in a “show of force for the North” – (CLG:  New national plan & funding brings bigger boost to estate regeneration)

DCMS:  UK-China High-Level People to People Dialogue – (DCMS:  Building a country that works for everyone: Independent Panel publishes report on putting values at the heart of our businesses)

DWP:  Dame Carol Black publishes review on links between work and addiction ~ LGA responds to Black review on employment outcomes)

Defra:  Food matters – (Defra:  New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu ~ ScotGov:  Avian Influenza protection measures)

DfT:  Government invests over £2.5m in new technologies & ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector ~

Defence minister presents 2016 Sanctuary Award

National Infrastructure Commission:  Good design is essential for good infrastructure, our recommendations will reflect the quality & character of local communities across the growth corridor

ScotGov:  Supporting rural economy at Christmas – (ScotGov:  Action on discrimination ~ ScotGov:  Investing in fisheries ~ ScotGov:  Designing with the experts ~ ScotGov:  Beef Efficiency Scheme ~ ScotGov:  Changes to Modern Apprenticeships)

WAG:  £1bn of EU structural funds invested in Wales – (WAG:  International scale installations to mark “Year of Legends” ~ WAG:  Tourism boom continues through Autumn – with further awards for Wales ~ WAG:  Environment Secretary sets out ambitions for Wales to become nation renowned for clean energy ~ WAG:  FM welcomes Tata deal and announces £4m Tata skills programme)

UK Export Finance supports Biwater contract with Kurdistan Regional Government

HSE prosecution announcement – (HSE:  Sentence after member of public injured after garage pit fall)

Ofgem:  British Gas Business to pay £4.5m for failing to meet advanced meter deadline – (Ofgem launches Innovation Link ~ Ofgem:  OVO Energy pays £54,000 after agents missed appointments)

Ofwat publish new water connection charges

IPPR:  Port Talbot - With 4,000 jobs at the works and 6,600 up the supply chain today's deal is good news

Dstl:  Putting an end to laser pen attacks on planes – (Dstl:  £100,000 for Research into Automation & Machine Intelligence ~ Dstl:  Changes to the Centre for Defence Enterprise)

techUK:  Irish Government Launches New Employment Permits Online Application Styem – (techUK supports HACT to bridge UK housing digital leadership gap)

Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland reminds food industry of further new labelling rules

Ofgem:  Update on charging arrangements for embedded generation

Skills Funding Agency:  Apprenticeship success at the skills show

Land Registry:  Over 50,000 sign up for Land Registry’s free Property Alert service

Crown Commercial Service:   Making it easier to supply

IFS:  30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

CBI: The Midlands' competitors are global not London or the Northern Powerhouse – (CBI: OECD PISA England education results 2015)

TUC: Agency staff must not be treated like “second class citizens” – (TUC: In-work poverty figures show that Britain needs a pay rise ~ TUC: Support for manufacturing must be a bigger priority in 2017 ~
TUC: One in eight people admit to kissing a colleague at their work Christmas do ~ TUC: Government must seek single market membership to protect jobs & rights at work)

Charitable ethos helps businesses boost bottom line, finds CSJ

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