Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

HM Treasury:  New National Living Wage to give living standards boost to over a million workers – (HMT:  Chancellor announces deeper ties with India on infrastructure and financial services)

Cabinet Office:  New Smart Working Code of Practice announced – (CO: Croydon is the next stop for start-ups)

BIS:  Low carbon technology in the auto sector receives £75m funding – (BIS:  Sanctions relief paves the way for developing UK trade relationship with Iran ~ BIS:  Government action to support the steel industry ~ BIS:  More youngsters choose apprenticeships as choices grow for school leavers)

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster announces release of MOD sites for development

DWP:  UK employment rate hits a record high while unemployment plummets to pre-recession levels ~ CIPD: ONS figures show strong jobs growth but over-50s in danger of being left behind ~ IPPR - Employment is up, but pay and productivity are stalling)

Adam Smith Inst: An extra charge on skilled workers would be a poison pill for UK businesses

DECC:  Consent approved for the Hinkley Point C connection project

ScotGov:  Promoting equal pay – (ScotGov:  Employability across the Irish Sea ~ ScotGov:  The Open brings £140m benefit to Scotland ~ ScotGov:  Aberdeen City Deal)

Skills Funding Agency:  Government puts top businesses at the heart of apprenticeship drive – (SFA:  Search for the apprentice team of the year begins)

WAG:  Extra £5m for apprenticeships welcomed by apprentices and colleges – (WAG:  New proposals to restrict zero hour contracts to improve quality of social care)

Wales Office:  Welsh Secretary comments on Tata Steel job losses

UKTI: Cross-government approach at heart of new drive to boost exports

Innovate UK:  Improving schools' financial health - apply for business funding

Ofsted:  Ambitions for education: Sir Michael Wilshaw

CBI comments on speech by Leader of the Opposition – (CBI comments on Chinese economic growth ~ CBI comments on lifting of Iran sanctions)

TUC: UK government needs to save steel – (Real wages still worth £2,270 less than in 2008, according to new TUC analysis)

techUK:  Compound semiconductors - new Catapult centre in Wales – (techUK:  Is now the right time for Big Data standards? ~ techUK seeks input from members on Apprenticeship Levy ~ techUK:  Distributed Ledger Technology - beyond the blockchain)

Innovate UK:  Hearing loss & biological systems: apply for business funding – (closes 21 April 2016)

Monitoring ruling is not a green light for employers to start snooping, warns the CIPD – (CIPD welcomes Government announcement on mentoring support for young people)

Crown Commercial Service:  Technology Products: supplier engagement events

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