Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Government’s clean energy drive invests £35m in innovative projects – (BEIS:  Department responds to police identification of Hotpoint fridge freezer involved in Grenfell Tower fire ~ BEIS:  Product recalls)

DIT:  Joint release by the UK International Trade Secretary and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer – (DIT:  Government supports high-flying British Aerospace industry)

DfT:  Bidders for 2 rail franchises named by government

DfE:  Universities rated in Teaching Excellence Framework

DCMS:  Statement on the proposed Sky plc / 21st Century Fox Inc. merger ~ Ofcom reports to Government on proposed Fox/Sky merger

MoD:  Defence Minister Focuses on Scottish business, skills, and innovation – (MoD:  £260M job-sustaining contract for advanced identification system)

Dstl:  Supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2017

Companies House:  Changes to UK anti-money laundering measures

Environment Agency:  Tesco hit with major £8m fine for pollution incident – (EA:  Fish kill costs Frome farmer Michael Aylesbury more than £22,000)

Food Standards Agency:  CMO, Michael McBride, announces new standards for food served to staff & visitors in health & social care

Scottish Growth Scheme – (ScotGov:  Innovation in manufacturing ~ ScotGov:  Food & drink exports continue to grow ~ ScotGov:  Call for clarity over EU citizens’ future ~ ScotGov:  Food project funding ~ ScotGov:  Film fund generates £17.5m for economy ~ ScotGov:  Strengthening Scotland’s economy ~ ScotGov:  Environmentally friendly farming ~ ScotGov:  The rural economy’s future ~ ScotGov:  Growing fruit & veg)

WAG:  Construction of International Convention Centre Wales begins

OSSW:  26,000 Welsh businesses will be directly targeted with support to increase exports

Insolvency Service:  Re-cast EU Insolvency Regulation comes into force

UK Space Agency:  Plato mission brings opportunities for UK space sector

techUK supports Living Wage Foundation’s Aim to Accredit more Tech Companies

Ofgem decides to lower payments to embedded generators to protect customers

techUK:  Ofwat Set Out Framework for Unlocking Value in Customer Data

CCW:  Water trailing energy suppliers on value for money

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Magnox Ltd complete FED treatment programme at Bradwell in Essex

CIPD:  Businesses sound the alarm over immigration as Brexit negotiations begin – (CIPD:  Brexit must not overshadow fundamental challenges facing UK businesses)

Education & Skills Funding Agency:  GSK crowned apprentice team of the year

EFSA confirms safe levels for nitrites and nitrates added to food

Met Office:  Wind power can provide energy on coldest days

CCS is supporting the Public Sector Show 2017

LC: No legal barriers to social investment, but pension schemes still not investing

ESPO Framework Update: Vehicle Telematics, Charging and More

Innovate UK:  Early public & private investment speeds up innovation – (Innovate UK:  £15m for 49 manufacturing  & materials innovations ~ Innovate UK:  UK business opportunities in China)

GeoPlace Official:  The future of public services depends on this – connecting data for better outcomes

CBI: Redefining the UK's relationship with the EU – (CBI: EU negotiations - supportive statement from Business Europe ~ CBI: Pace of growth shifts down a gear ~ The CBI has given its full response to the Queen’s Speech)

TUC: A quarter of new dads are missing out on paternity leave & pay – (TUC: Relax workplace dress codes during heatwave)

Webinar Recording: AI for local government - staff shortages