Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  New online maps to help Britons experience their local greenspaces – (BEIS:  £100m boost for UK space sector to ensure UK is equipped to stay ahead of the competition)

BEIS:  Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices ~ IEA:  Taylor Review recommendations may hurt both workers & consumers ~ BEIS:  Government employment practices reviewer outlines “7 principles for good quality work for all” ~ TUC comment on Taylor Review ~ CBI: "Labour market flexibility is a key strength of the UK economy, driving better outcomes for everyone" ~ CBI: Sharing Economy UK responds to the Taylor Review ~ DWP:  Employment has reached a new record high ~ Adam Smith Institute welcomes the Taylor Review on the Gig Economy)

ISC:  The Commission’s response to the Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy ~ TUC: Workforce engagement must be at heart of industrial strategy

BEIS:  New online maps to help Britons experience their local greenspaces

DExEU:  Ministers step up engagement with small businesses

DIT:  Phase one of £150m Luton Airport transformation completed

DCMS:  Firms urged to apply for ground-breaking cyber startup scheme

HM Treasury:  Finance sector banks on women for top roles

HMRC:  Next steps on the Finance Bill and Making Tax Digital

DfT:  Innovative vehicle to grid technology to receive £20m – (DfT:  Transport investment boost to apprenticeships & skills)

GDS:  Designed for users & their designs - the latest service from IPO

ScotGov:  Improved Scottish links to Heathrow – (ScotGov:  Clock ticking on capital deal ~ ScotGov:  Concerns over the future of nuclear safety ~ ScotGov:  Unemployment at record low ~ ScotGov:  Rise in international tourist spend)

WAG:  Skills & Science Minister outlines Welsh Government’s plans for Employability in Wales – (WAG:  London gets the legendary treatment ~ WAG:  Welsh food & drink exports up by almost 20% ~ WAG:  Taskforce to support Tesco workers meets for first time)

OSSW:  UK Government urges Welsh businesses to export – (OSSW:  Welsh Secretary promises certainty & stability to international companies in Wales ~ OSSW:  Alun Cairns - The Repeal Bill will provide certainty and stability across the board ~ OSSW:  Work gets underway on ‘Halton Curve’ to boost Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and North Wales rail links)

Dstl:  MOD DIPR and Ploughshare sign agreement for wider intellectual property commercialisation

Innovate UK:  Horizon 2020 - Apply for innovation funding in Europe – (Innovate UK:  Propelling vehicles of the future - Apply for business funding)

UK Export Finance:  Businesses to access £ms in government export support through partnership with high street banks

Crown Commercial Service:  Cutting the price of contact centre services – (CCS:  Making it easier than ever to become a government supplier ~ CCS:  New training & development framework awarded)

Call for participants in FRC audit committee reporting project

NHS England:  Entrepreneur scheme for innovative doctors extended to healthcare scientists & dentists

UK Space Agency:  Space entrepreneurs of the future enter Dragons’ Den

Ofwat:  Price Review 2019 - Ofwat outlines proposals to deliver more of what matters to customers ~ CCW:  STATEMENT: Price Review must be focused on customer priorities

Ofcom sets rules for mobile spectrum auction – (Ofcom:  Measures to ensure new Openreach delivers)

Ofgem:  Energy networks should prepare for tougher price controls

CMA:  Tesco/Booker merger referred for in-depth investigation

CBI: Optimism drops, but activity robust in financial services

TUC hails court pensions victory for same-sex couples – (TUC sounds alarm over FCA report on ‘pensions freedom’)