Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Capacity Market confirms guaranteed electricity security for next winter at low cost – (BEIS:  Business Secretary and TUC host corporate governance roundtable ~ BEIS:  Government ministers kick off industrial strategy engagement programme in North West ~ BEIS:  Government announces boost for UK commercial space sector ~ BEIS:  UK and Norway affirm important energy relationship)

DIT:  UK firms secure lucrative ‘green’ construction contract with government support

DWP:  Expert advisory group appointed to the automatic enrolment review ~ TUC: Expert panel provides a welcome opportunity to build on success of auto-enrolment

Defra:  Update on biosecurity measures to protect against Avian Flu

DfT:  Celebrating the aviation ties between India and the UK – (DfT:  Changes & challenges facing UK bus industry ~ DfT:  Commercial spaceflight)

MoD builds links with SMEs in North East

ScotGov:  Strengthening support for creative sector – (ScotGov:  Future of farming ~ ScotGov:  Boost for Scotland’s food & drink ~ ScotGov:  Decommissioning fund launched ~ ScotGov:  Avian influenza ~ ScotGov:  A million ways to support social enterprises)

WAG:  Jobs Week gets off to a strong start – (WAG:  Skills Minister outlines plans for aligning Apprenticeships to the needs of the Welsh Economy ~ 100 jobs boost for Swansea with WAG support ~ WAG support helps safeguard 280 jobs at Celsa two steel sites in Cardiff ~ WAG investment in steel creates and safeguards 550 jobs ~ WAG:  Expansion for Neath plant provides boost for steel & construction sectors ~ WAG:  Mark Drakeford meets European Investment Bank to discuss infrastructure investment opportunities in Wales)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Diversity & inclusivity: “every action taken is a step forward”

Ofwat:  Consultation on principles for any voluntary codes of practice for Third Party Intermediaries

Land Registry:  Request for supplier feedback on Local Land Charges procurement documents

techUK Member Launches Data Skills Marketplace – (techUK:  Reaching Level 5: Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and How to Get There ~ techUK:  Making the Digital Marketplace Work for Local Government)

BCS:  DfE seeks panels of professionals to drive technical education reform

Innovate UK:  Women in innovation - female start-ups get inspired

Crown Commercial Service:  New managed print & digital solutions from CCS

ESPO:  Choose a water supplier for your organisation - new framework available soon

CBI: Prioritise stability at Budget to lock in productivity growth and future UK prosperity – (CBI reaction to housing announcement

TUC: Brexit white paper leaves questions unanswered on protection of jobs & workers’ rights – (TUC: Insecure work up by a quarter since 2011)

IPPR:  High growth businesses outside London fail to get support they need

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