Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

10DS:  China State Visit will unlock more than £30bn of commercial deals

HMRC:  UK tax gap falls to 6.4% - (HMRC:  Historic arrangement signed to tackle international smuggling)

DWP:  Workie says - ‘Don’t ignore the Workplace Pension’

DfT:  New state of the art rail training academy now open

BIS:  UK aerospace innovations take flight with £47m fund – (BIS:   New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed, October 2015 ~ Government list of minimum wage offenders is only tip of the iceberg, says TUC)

Home Office:  New eGates at Heathrow Airport signal future of expedited travel

UKTI:  Music exports hit a note with UK government as more labels & songwriters receive funding boost – (UKTI:  UK and China join forces to boost creative & technology industries ~ Boost for global health as UK and China agree £2bn of healthcare trade & investment deals ~ UKTI:  £bns in UK-China business deals agreed at business summit)

DECC:  Energy Investment

Ofgem:  Keeping Britain’s power flowing – (Ofgem to spark more competition in building onshore electricity infrastructure)

ScotGov:  French appetite growing – (ScotGov:  A future for Scottish steel)

WAG:  Deputy Minister launches new programme of knowledge transfer & innovation support – (Deputy Minister opens SkillsCymru Cardiff ~ Their Finest Hour & a Half creates significant economic benefits after 7 week shoot in Wales)

techUK:  BBC rule out funding Digital Radio Switchover – (techUK:  What techUK learnt from their #SMETownHall last week ~ techUK:  Europe's privacy regulators respond to Safe Harbour ruling ~ techUK:  Next steps on Licensed shared access (LSA) study)

Business must get better at telling its great tax story – CBI

Innovate UK:  Innovation in creative industries - apply for business funding – (deadline for registration is noon on 23 December 2015) – (Innovate UK:  Managing diabetes with mobile health - apply for business funding – (deadline for registration is noon on 30 December 2015) ~ Innovate UK:  Exploiting 5G infrastructure - apply for business funding – (deadline for registration is noon on 20 January 2016) ~ Aerodays 2015: Innovate UK highlights game-changing technologies ~ Aerodays 2015: More on game-changing technologies)

Crown Commercial Service:  Collabora deal will provide savings on Open Source office software – (CCS:  Spend recovery service identifies £2.5m to be returned to customers)

ESPO launch new framework for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Clothing

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  5 years of grant giving in Cumbria

TUC:  Someone experiences work-related stress every two minutes ~ This impacts on the economy as well as individuals – (1 in 6 British steelworkers face losing their jobs, warns TUC ~ Know your rights to time off work when your child is sick, says TUC ~ Apprenticeships must be ‘quality rather than just quantity’, warns TUC)

Ofsted:  Too many apprenticeships not meeting the needs of young people, employers or the economy

CBI calls on Government to prioritise innovation spending from cuts – (CBI makes case for being in a reformed EU ~ London must invest in infrastructure & skills to remain globally competitive - CBI President)

PX:  Take money from universities to support technical education

EHRC:  Industry taskforce unveils campaign to improve the working conditions of cleaners

STFC:  Brand new tool for developing improved antibiotics produced by ISIS & Newcastle – (STFC's Hartree Centre, IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch new facility to help UK businesses exploit high performance computing)

CIPD:  Focus on short-term means next corporate scandal already in pipeline, according to new research

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