Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  Government confirms £80m for National Colleges to deliver the workforce of tomorrow – (BIS:  Manufacturing & materials innovation - apply for funding ~ BIS:  Boost to staff numbers in small firms)

BIS:  Review launched to help BME workers progress in their careers ~ TUC: BME workers review must lead to race equality strategy for employment

HM Treasury:  City Week 2016 speech by the Economic Secretary

Cabinet Office:  Mission-led business review: call for evidence opens and expert panel members named – (Cabinet Office:  Government contracts to be open to public for the first time)

DWP:  Announcement of taskforce to look at improving accessibility of apprenticeships for people with learning disabilities – (DWP:  New Pension Tracing Service Website Launched)

MoJ:  Businesses gather at Ford Prison to find out about employing ex-offenders – (MoJ:  New plans to tackle corporate fraud)

DCMS:  Two thirds of large UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past year

DECC:  Securing the UK’s electricity supply – (DEC:  Greater security for North Sea Oil and Gas as Energy Bill becomes law)

DfT:  Government launches £2m competition to promote roll-out of hydrogen-fuelled fleet vehicles

Ofcom:  Plans to speed up the UK’s Wi-Fi connections

CBI comments on the Mayor of London

Skills Funding Agency:  Team UK announced for EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016 – (SFA:  Apprenticeship & traineeship growth exercise: 2016 to 2017)

Innovate UK:  Manufacturing & materials innovation - apply for funding – (Innovate UK:  Agri-food innovation in Turkey - apply for business funding ~ Innovate UK:  Additive manufacturing innovation - apply for funding)

techUK:  Export Control for products using or containing Data Encryption – (techUK:  UK Government Forges First Ever ‘FinTech Bridge’ with Singapore)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  £12m contracts support nuclear decommissioning research

CIPD:  Job-seeking hits two-year high as employee satisfaction at work plummets – (CIPD Learning & Development Show 2016: Employee-led, integrated learning is the new normal)

HSE:  Major frozen food manufacturer fined for safety failings

Crown Commercial Service:  Make a big difference - join our Small Business Panel

Secure Government Data storage: The importance of protecting the device and not just the network