Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Government Ministers visiting Wales as part of Industrial Strategy engagement programme – (BEIS:  Greg Clark speech at the opening of London Taxi Company’s new electric taxi factory)

DIT:  Government announces new support for UK businesses in Argentina

HMT:  Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter

DfT:  £23m boost for hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure – (DfT:  Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK)

PC&PE:  Put the brakes on Making Tax Digital for businesses, urges Committee

ScotGov:  Floating wind farms to the fore – (ScotGov:  Fair pay at heart of childcare expansion ~ ScotGov:  Increased funding for digital skills ~ ScotGov:  Superfast broadband extended ~ ScotGov:  Support for low carbon rural energy innovations ~ ScotGov:  Support for Scotland’s food & drink industry ~ ScotGov:  Building links with Bavaria)

WAG:  New Transport for Wales HQ part of wider work to unleash the potential of Welsh regions – (WAG:  Historic Swansea Bay City Region deal secures 10,000 jobs and £1.3bn investment for SW Wales ~ WAG:  Welsh innovation receives global recognition for helping to save and improve lives ~ WAG:  Global buyers get a taste of Wales in an effort to reach new markets post-Brexit ~ WAG:  £31.4m transport schemes for a connected, safe & active Wales ~ WAG:  £21m food innovation project set to safeguard thousands of Welsh jobs ~ WAG confirms commitment to £1bn of innovative investment in infrastructure ~ WAG:  Superfast birth boosts business for Pwllheli farm)

Ofsted:  Inspection of apprenticeships from May 2017

NCFE:  Government pledges reform of technical education, but research finds term is unclear

HSE:  Electrical appliance company fined after worker’s death

LGA responds to Localis Report on Industrial Strategy

DH:  New data reveals suicide prevalence in England by occupation

PC&PE:  Action needed to improve performance of Crown Commercial Service

Veterinary Medicines Directorate:  Veterinary medicines containing zinc oxide - European referral process

Innovate UK:  Technology to improve patient care: apply for contracts – (Innovate UK:  Future cities: urban spaces will be ‘radically different’)

UK online centres:  What would you like to learn?

CIPD:  Gig economy boosts income for many of its 1.3m workers – but thousands could be missing out on employment rights

CBI: Business innovators 'essential ingredient' to UK success – (CBI: Inflation rises above Bank of England's 2% target ~ CBI: Export order books improve markedly ~ CBI: Overseas talent helps fuel Britain's creative excellence ~ CBI: Retail sales expanded at steady pace in year to March ~ CBI: Business leaders prepare to quiz mayoral candidates)

TUC: UK in the relegation zone for decently-paid maternity leave in Europe

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