Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BIS:  Productivity plan launched ~ Fixing the foundations: HEFCE response to Government’s productivity plan – (BIS:  Review of export licensing procedures for Israel ~ Government welcomes new Construction Leadership Council ~ BIS:  New legislation to make strike laws fair for working people ~ Trade Union Bill will shift the balance of power in the workplace, warns TUC)

£1.6m HEFCE Catalyst funding for higher apprenticeships in partnership with business

DCMS:  New £5,000 Government grant for small businesses to boost cyber security

Defra:  Government Chemist staff behind Virtual Food Authenticity Network

CIPD:  Government’s Summer Budget puts productivity plan firmly in the spotlight – (CIPD:  Productivity plan fatally undermined by weak skills strategy ~ CIPD:  Pay growth strengthens while employment growth cools)

HM Treasury:  £400m boost for small businesses across the North – (Chancellor unveils more than £6bn of support for UK SMEs & infrastructure projects to unlock EU financing)

DECC:  Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

Companies House:  The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

FCA publishes final guidance on concurrent competition powers

FRC:  UK responds to EC’'s Recommendation on the quality of corporate governance reporting ('comply or explain') ~ FRC:  A new framework for Technical Actuarial Standards ~ FRC:  New accounting standards offer simplification for micro-entities & small entities)

techUK:  Summer Budget 2015: Carbon taxes Implications for data centres – (techUK:  Is the current era of Big Data over? ~ techUK, Syntec Numerique & Bitkom set out Principles for Digital Single Market ~ techUK:  Government gives small businesses a £5,000 boost to increase their resilience)

Innovate UK:  Stratified medicine - apply for £10m to develop new tests – (Innovate UK:  £10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched)

CBI:  Careers advice in schools 'not good enough', says firms ~ BCS:  Digital literacy as important as literacy and numeracy for today's society ~ BCS encourages students to be part of the digital revolution ~ CBI responds to gender pay announcement ~ CBI delivers verdict on new Government's progress)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  RWM needs your help!  - (NDA:  Activities that produce radioactive waste ~ NDA:  DISTINCTIVE research into nuclear waste & decommissioning)

ScotGov:  Renewable energy goes to town

Wales Office:  Secretary of State for Wales hails Welsh TV industry as “beacon of creative success”

RoSPA:  Employers warned not to take eye off the ball after rise in worker deaths

Revenue & Customs Brief 10 (2015): VAT - direct marketing services using printed matter

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