Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Working group report demonstrates progress on product safety – (BEIS:  Parental Bereavement (Pay & Leave) Bill introduced)

10DS:  PM meeting with the new business council: 20 July 2017

DIT:  UKEF launches plan to scale up support as 2016/17 results show £3bn in finance for exports – (DIT:  Lord Price visits Africa to build shared trading links)

DH:  £86m funding announced for new medicine & technology

Home Office:  Draft Technical Capability Regulations notified to EC following targeted consultation

DfT:  Main civil engineering works contracts for Stage 1 of HS2 Phase One ~ DfT:  First big HS2 contracts to build Britain’s new railway will support 16,000 jobs ~ Huge economic boost for Scotland as Transport Secretary confirms new HS2 routes ~ NIC:  Adonis welcomes significant step forward in the delivery of HS2 from London to the North of England ~ Huge economic boost for the north of England:  Confirming high speed rail lines between Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield & the East Midlands ~ DfT:  Rail infrastructure funding: 2019 to 2024 ~ DfT:  New improvements for rail passengers in Wales, the midlands and the north)

DCMS:  Creative sector receives record boost of £700m – (DCMS:  Statement to Parliament: Pre-recess update on proposed Sky/Fox takeover)

HM Treasury:  Rip-off card charges to be outlawed

Dstl:  Accelerator Innovation Network event: 27 July 2017

PC&PE:  Lords debate report on UK-EU movement of people after Brexit

ScotGov:  Aberdeen harbour expansion – (ScotGov:  21,000 new jobs for Edinburgh and South East Scotland

WAG:  UK’s first Development Bank to open in October in Wales – (WAG:  Wales passes Trade Union Bill to reverse damaging & divisive UK Act ~ WAG:  Partnership working’ key to business & careers support says Cabinet Secretary ~ WAG:  5-year milestone – Enterprise Zones in Wales have supported more than 10,000 jobs and attracted £300m plus investment ~ WAG:  £450,000 funding boost to back Welsh businesses wishing to target the £m-billion nuclear sector ~ WAG:  Our Valleys, Our Future ~ WAG:  Key players gather to progress plans for £100m Automotive Technology Park ~ WAG:  £4.2m EU funds to construct new business units in Anglesey)

UK Space Agency:  Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch

Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches a passport for compliance

Crown Commercial Service has published its Annual Report & Accounts for 2016/17

techUK attends launch of Digital Skills Partnership – (techUK:  JETSECC & ITaC now the Trade & Customs Compliance Group ~ techUK supports House of Lords call for Data Adequacy ~ techUK:  BBC Invites IT Suppliers to Shape Procurement Strategy ~ techUK takes on Key Advisory Role in Major Energy Networks Initiative)

ESPO Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Framework - Buyer’s Guide Now Available)

Innovate UK:  £14m for ground-breaking quantum technologies – (Innovate UK:  Commercialisation of quantum technologies: funding opportunity ~ Innovate UK:  Improving crowd resilience - apply now for innovation funding)

Food Standards Agency publishes plans for future food regulation

NCFE:  Making room for additional subjects in school – (NCFE:  Strength against all odds ~ NCFE:  One fifth or 20%? Off-the-job training for apprentices ~ NCFE:  Keeping it brief)

ESRC:  Dehyping robotics – (ESRC:  UK Research & Innovation launches interim website)

Food Standards Agency:  Food allergic consumers more confident about eating out

ESFA:  Graduation ceremony taken place for UK’s first Degree apprentices from Aston University

NAO:  Investigation into government’s management of the Business Appointment Rules

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Annual Report & Accounts 2016 to 2017

CBI: Brexit affecting investment decisions now - survey – (CBI: Ban jargon to improve public perceptions of business ~ CBI: UK needs a successful aviation strategy)

TUC hits out at increase of apprentices paid below the minimum wage

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Creating an Effective Business Case for a GRC Platform