Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Clean energy projects receive £24m to keep towns warm – (BEIR:  Joint statement: India-UK energy for growth partnership ~ BEIS:  Trade unions to face new fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance laws ~ BEIS:  £29m boost for bioscience)

DfT:  Motor racing boost to English tourism – (DfT:  Over £109m of funding for driverless and low carbon projects ~ DfT:  New Lower Thames Crossings to cut congestion and create thousands of jobs)

DWP:  Employment remains at record high rate of 74.6%

FCO:  Women in Business event at the British Ambassador's residence

Defra:  Updated measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu

ScotGov:  £3m available for green buses – (ScotGov:  Support for island wind ~ ScotGov:  VisitScotland & TripAdvisor team up to put Scotland on world stage ~ ScotGov:  £3m for social entrepreneurs)

WAG:  EU funding boost an Epic start to Easter – (WAG:  Last call for applications for two Property Development Funds)

PC&PE:  Government's Industrial Strategy could do more to reflect Brexit opportunities

NCFE:  End point assessment – how ready is the sector really? – (NCFE:  Functional Skills reform – what’s the latest?)

HEFCE:  Funding confirmed for the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund ~ HEFCE:  Invitations now open for the phase 2 of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund)

Education & Skills Funding Agency:  Procurement for apprenticeship training in smaller employers

NIESR: GDP growth of 0.5% in 2017Q1

IPPR:  Devolved funding for childcare in London could lift 2,200 households out of poverty with more mums at work

techUK:  £31m for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – (techUK:  Bank of England Looks at Impact of CAVs on Insurance Market)

UK Space Agency:  £50m for satellite solutions to help developing countries

Crown Commercial Service:  New Quality & Assurance framework open now – (CCS:  SME wins first campaign through Campaign Solutions framework)

Ofcom:  Service quality of telecoms providers revealed

CBI: Construction industry leaders tackle future challenges – (CBI: North-South electricity Interconnector essential to supporting all-Ireland economy)

TUC: Weaker economic figures reinforce need for public investment to make economy match fit for Brexit – (TUC: Minimum wage must reach £10 as soon as possible)

WWF:  North sea Groups Reject Shell Decommissioning Plans

RoSPA launches health & safety “literacy” guide

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