Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

DIT:  Government to help UK musicians expand global audience through music exports

BEIS:  Baroness Neville-Rolfe's speech on energy efficiency

HMT:  Major financial services firms step up efforts to tackle gender gap – (HMT:  Chancellor unveils infrastructure body to help build better Britain for everyone)

DWP:  Local partnership opportunities with Jobcentre Plus - Guidance

DCMS:  Government announces Inclusive Economy Unit – (DCMS:  Newcastle-Gateshead chosen to host Great Exhibition of the North)

DfT:  UK and China to increase flights between both countries in boost for Global Britain – (DfT:  Transport Secretary confirms government commitment to HS2 ~ DfT:  £35m boost for ultra-low emission vehicles)

Defra:  Air quality consultation launched

MoD:  Employers supporting Armed Forces strike gold with Prince William

HSE:  Building contractor in court after worker killed by falling load

VMD:  Processing applications for Export Certificates over the Christmas period 2016 – (VMD:  Veterinary Medicinal Product Batch Defect Alert: Genta-Equine ~ VMD:  Processing Batch Release requests over the Christmas Period 2016)

Scotland gets low-carbon cosy – (ScotGov:  Renewable energy funding ~ ScotGov:  Support for Heathrow expansion ~ ScotGov:  International tourism spend up ~ ScotGov:  Making Scotland a ‘Good Food Nation’)

Scotland Office:  Scottish Secretary meets Scottish food producers

ScotGov:  Scottish economy grows 0.4% ~ CBI: Scottish GDP offers 'degree of encouragement'

WAG:  Economy Secretary in Japan to strengthen links with Wales – (WAG:  Apprentices reach milestone mark ~ WAG:  Extra £850,000 EU funds to drive research in Wales’ engineering sector ~ WAG welcomes Brechfa's connection to the grid ~ WAG:  Rail operator shortlist revealed ~ WAG:  Minister launches South East Wales Employment and Skills Plan 2016 ~ WAG:  “A thriving, vibrant, safe, and sustainable seafood industry”)

Wales Office:  All roads lead to Wales for business, says Alun Cairns

NIA:  Construction opportunities take centre stage at Brokenshire’s latest Business Advisory Group

RWM:  Working collaboratively to manage radioactive waste

Innovate UK:  Horizon 2020: European fund seeks innovative business projects – (Innovate UK:  Managing sickness absence: funding available for innovative solutions)

CMA:  Welsh lawyers asked to help competition law awareness)

techUK:  Gender Pay Gap Reporting – What is the State of Play? – (techUK Joins Business Leaders in Open Letter on Brexit Negotiations ~ techUK:  Government must align apprenticeship delivery plan with "smarter state" ambition)

EHRC:  Major study finds gap in businesses’ understanding of recruitment law

ESPO:  Keep your vehicles safe and on the road this winter with ESPO’s frameworks

CBI: Protect London's position as magnet for workers from all over the world – (CBI: Scotland's business rates system must reflect economic reality & promote investment ~ CBI comments on FM of Scotland's speech)

TUC: Workplace stress at record levels, say union H&S reps – (TUC: State pension age should not rise any further ~ TUC Analysis: Women earn £8,500 a year less than men by the time they reach their 50s)

CIPD:  Government needs to end ‘conveyor belt’ approach to university and do more to create & promote high-quality vocational pathways into work

Skills Funding Agency:  Latest employer survey results show high satisfaction with providers

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