Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Government review team launches nationwide modern employment practices tour in London

BEIS:  Record number of employers named & shamed for underpaying more than 15,500 workers ~ TUC: Time to prosecute minimum wage cheats ~ Unite:  Bad bosses should face jail for ‘wage theft’ - 350 employers ‘named & shamed’ over failure to pay NMW

DExEU Minister visits Welsh companies to discuss Brexit

DIT:  Mark Garnier speech to the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico – (DIT:  When cities meet cities-UK Smart Cities Showcase in Taiwan)

HMT:  Chief Secretary meets Fife businesses to hear growth plans

MoD:  UK Defence companies step up globally at Aero India 2017

DCMS:  Blockbuster year for the Brits – (DCMS:  Exporting British style: designers set for £15m global sales boost)

DfE:  Registration open for online apprenticeship service ~ NCFE:  Public sector targets for apprenticeships ~ NCFE:  Public sector targets for apprenticeships ~ NCFE:  Post-16 Skills Plan - A Monopoly on Qualifications? ~ NCFE:  Apprenticeships hit the mainstream

CLG:  Putting a stop to town hall boycotts – (CLG:  Leicester and Loughborough Enterprise Zone will rev up the Midlands Engine)

CLG:  100% business rates retention: further consultation on the design of the reformed system ~ LGA responds to further DCLG consultation on business rates retention ~ CLG:  Businesses set for lower bills

HMRC:  QROPS Online Service closing in April 2017 – (HMRC:  HMRC & National Trading Standards agree to share information on estate agencies)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Doors open at unique nuclear archive

PC&PE:  Look carefully at future EU digital laws post-Brexit

ScotGov:  Scotland prime location for Japanese investment – (ScotGov:  Japan’s growing market for Scotch ~ ScotGov:  Scottish expertise critical to Japan’s energy future)

WAG:  £1m to be invested in Wrexham to deliver 100 new businesses and create 260 new jobs – (WAG:  Cabinet Secretary announces a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone ~ WAG:  Bakery’s superfast boost for Aberdaron)

Office of the Secretary of State for Wales:  More than 50 Welsh companies expected at major UK Government export summit

techUK:  NHS England Seeks Tech Companies to Support Personalisation of Care – (techUK:  New Fintech Industry Sandbox – Call for Input ~ techUK:  Nightingale Project Seeks Innovative Monitoring Solutions ~ techUK:  Superfast broadband reaches over f4m UK homes & businesses)

Dstl:  Information - The King of Modern War!

BCS warns SMEs to protect themselves as cyber-attacks rise  - (BCS Apprenticeships: Gender diversity & inclusion will help bridge post Brexit Britain's digital skills shortage)

National Infrastructure Commission:  Our Connected (5G) Future – (NIC launch technology study call for evidence)

Crown Commercial Service:  Making sure procurement practice is best practice

CBI: New report gives business tools to analyse Brexit impact on firms – (CBI: Inflation creeps higher, putting pressure on firms ~ CBI responds to latest ONS labour market statistics ~ CBI Scotland: Fast-track business rate reform)

TUC: Pimlico Plumbers ruling exposes growing problem of sham self-employment – (TUC: Rise in insecure work is costing Exchequer £4bn a year ~ TUC: Working people cannot afford another pay squeeze ~ TUC: Government needs a plan to improve wages)

CIPD: Fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages

WWF Comment:  North Sea - Shell Brent Decommissioning Plans Published

IPPR:  UK sickness absence costing state & employers £23.5bn a year

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