Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

10DS:  Government plans to make sure no-one is left behind on broadband access ~ techUK welcomes recognition of importance of UK connectivity

HMT:  Government creates new body to help manage & deliver major projects for UK economy – (HMT:  More than £9bn in commercial deals agreed during Prime Minister Modi visit)

DECC:  UK-India partnership on energy & climate change agreed

BIS:  Business Secretary sharpens the UK’s innovation expertise with regional research and development audit – (BIS:  Opening up the roads - the government’s commitment to innovation ~ BIS:  Javid welcomes outcomes of European steel talks ~ British Minister calls for solar revolution across Ghana)

CLG:  New Blackpool Enterprise Zone to light up the Northern Powerhouse

DWP:  Employment rate reaches new record high

HMRC announces next step in its 10-year modernisation programme to become a tax authority fit for the future

Better Regulation Delivery Office:  Growth - regulators can help council comms engage with business

Defra:  Bovine TB biosecurity plan and information hub launched

ScotGov:  Energy capacity warning – (ScotGov:  Flying the flag for Scottish food & drink ~ Efforts to increase trade and investment with Ireland ~ Scotch beef & lamb exports ~ ScotGov:  Stronger trade union relations ~ Seven out of 10 Tullis Russell workers re-employed ~ Spreading the word on Scottish dairy ~ ScotGov:  Whisky galore ~ Hopes rise for Scotch lamb & haggis exports ~ ScotGov:  Working with Scotland’s cities)

WAG:  New £39m fund will bolster Wales’ world-class scientific research capacity – (WAG:  Marketplace Wales offers trading boost for entrepreneurs as Christmas countdown gets underway ~ Welsh businesses to explore new export markets ~ New requirement for domiciliary care workers in Wales to be registered from 2020)

Wales Office:  Wrexham prison pumps £ms into economy of North Wales & gets set to become major employer – (Wales Office:  Welsh Businesses Told ‘Exporting Is Great’ – And It Will Help Your Business Grow ~ Secretary of State vows "I won't let Wales slip behind" as unemployment rises ~ Wales "punching well above its weight on the global sporting stage" say UK Government Ministers)

BCS introduces RITTech - A new standard for IT Technicians

Crown Commercial Service sign pricing deal with Huddle – (CCS:  eSourcing suite downtime)

UKTI:  Exporting is GREAT - major opportunities programme launches - (UKTI:  Hundreds of overseas opportunities on offer for UK businesses as major new exporting initiative is launched in Gateshead  )

Cefas leads the marine "Open Data" revolution

MoD:  UK-India Defence and International Security Partnership

CESG:  £6.5m CyberInvest scheme to boost world-class UK cyber security research ~ techUK:  GCHQ announce industry-funded cyber security research scheme ~ CESG:  Certified Cyber Security Consultancy – Version 1.0 of the Standard and application form available now)

techUK:  EU Commission issues guidance on EU-US data transfers – (techUK:  FCA publishes plans for a regulatory sandbox ~ techUK:  Vote Now in techUK's Women in Tech Council Chair Election ~ techUK:  Superfast broadband reaches an additional 3.3m UK premises through BDUK)

Land Registry:  National Polygon and Title Descriptor datasets published

Innovate UK:  Technology key to unlocking farming’s potential

STFC:  Science goal to double battery life in electric vehicles

NCA:  International public protection events offer online safety information

Ofgem:  E.ON to pay £7m for failing to supply advanced meters

CBI:  UK economy resilient despite turbulence – (CBI praises UK/India business ties as Narendra Modi visits ~ CBI:  UK labour market powers ahead)

TUC:  Number of commuters spending more than 2 hours travelling to & from work up by 72% in last decade

CIPD:  Wage inflation unlikely to take off as UK's flexible labour market continues to contain skills shortages & pay pressures - new report

MoD:  Corporates urged to remember veterans ~ MoD:  Defence Secretary welcomes employment pilot for veterans

Financial Reporting Council:  Year-end advice to preparers of annual reports

White Paper - Continuity and confidence: how to accelerate the delivery of digital citizen services