Business and Other Briefings

BEIS:  FTSE 350 companies urged to fill senior positions with more women to make UK a world leader on gender diversity

DIT:  UK named “Country of Honour” as trade mission heads to flagship Chinese International Industry Fair – (DIT:  New legislation to prepare UK for future trade & customs policy ~ OSSW:  New laws to set out UK and Wales trading future)

DfT:  Community rail stations of the future to be shaped by new blueprint for success – (DfT:  Getting ready for the automated car revolution ~ DfT:  New Government Envoy for the Year of Engineering announced)

Defra:   Bees' Needs Champions awards celebrate pollinator heroes ~ Defra:  Environment Secretary backs further restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides

DCMS:  Graduate game developers win Government grants

ScotGov:  Living wage rises to £8.75 – (ScotGov:  Businesses in Scotland 2017 ~ ScotGov:  Scottish Businesses at Record High ~ ScotGov:  Benefits of migration)

WAG:  Report reveals 8 out of 10 shoppers prefer Welsh

OSSW:  Welsh Secretary - Let’s turn Wales into an innovation nation

Ofwat:  Brewery & pub operator Marston’s to be granted self-supply licence in new water market

HM Land Registry makes commercial ownership data free

HMRC:  Agent toolkits, digital meetings, webinars, e-learning and videos – (HMRC:  Trusts Registration Service registration deadline for new trusts extended)

UK Space Agency:  New funding for exciting STEM education projects

NDA:  Awards recognise supply chain excellence – (NDA:  International experts share decommissioning expertise ~ NDA:  Sellafield thinks outside the box ~ NDA:  Dounreay flies high ~ NDA:  Cutting-edge kit set for dry run ~ NDA:  Former nuclear labs open doors as new college ~ NDA:  Telling the story of nuclear decommissioning)

techUK:  International Opportunities in India and Prague – (SME Campaign Week at techUK ~ techUK recommendations for tech led decarbonisation)

Innovate UK:  Glasgow becomes a world-leading smart city – (Innovate UK:  Robotics and AI - projects to create safer work for people ~ Innovate UK:  Funding for £84m for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation announced ~ Innovate UK:  £30m for business & graduate partnerships ~
Innovate UK:  Innovate 2017 day 1 - 50-50 split on AI creating vs taking jobs)

NIC:  New funding will help keep UK ‘at the cutting edge’ of latest AI technology

techUK:  How to Supercharge Digital Adoption and Use

Dstl victory at Women in Defence UK Awards 2017 – (Third-year engineering apprentices graduate to roles in Dstl)

Crown Commercial Service:  Further details on new Legal Services Marketplace revealed

Ofgem:  Smarter use of network capacity and fairness on costs

CIPD:  HR data could help drive more ethical & sustainable investment in organisations

IS:  Correspondence from the Insolvency Service

CBI: UK must unite behind a 'leapfrog' industrial strategy to win in the new technology age – don't let Brexit crowd it out – (10DS:  PM's speech to the CBI conference: 6 November 2017 ~ CBI: Our call on business leaders to help stamp out sexual harassment ~ CBI: No more Brexit soap opera - Time to unite to achieve best deal)

CBI responds to latest Women on Boards data ~ TUC: Government must address barriers to well-paid work for women

TUC Poll: Just 1 in 3 get chance to train at work – (TUC to warn business leaders that ‘fourth industrial revolution’ requires a revolution in workers’ rights too)

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