Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

DECC:  Oil industry support set out – (DECC:  Cold water could heat 1m homes)

CLG:  12 coastal towns to boost their local economies – (CLG:  Boosting the Great British high street ~ CLG:  Joint venture established to run the Planning Portal)

MoD:  The power of science & engineering in Defence

BIS:  New Nuclear College will equip local young people with the right skills for the job – (BIS:  Government to increase pay transparency ~ BIS:  £15m to train next generation of quantum engineers ~ BIS:  £16m boost for agricultural innovators ~ Women on boards numbers almost doubled in last 4 years ~ BIS:  New National Minimum Wage offenders named & shamed ~ Government announces new commissioners to the independent Low Pay CommissionApprenticeships & traineeships move from strength to strength ~ Banks agree protocol on branch closures)

DD:  Minister announces £3m funding for stem cell services

UKTI:  Cyber security insurance - new steps to make UK world centre

< CESG:  The role of insurance in ensuring the UK's cyber security

HMT:  National Graphene Institute officially opens – (HMT:  Making Britain the Western RMB hub - government hails next step ~ HMT:  New tax year - changes coming into effect in 2015)

DfT:  More powers for northern authorities to manage rail services – (DfT:  Government backs green fleets to cut emissions ~ DfT:  HGV levy on foreign hauliers generates £44m in first year of operation ~ DfT:  19 new regional air routes bid for start-up aid funding)

Innovate UK:  UK off road vehicles lead the way – (Innovate UK:  Quantum technologies: a new era for the UK ~ Innovate UK:  US Space Mission will help UK entrepreneurs take off ~ Innovate UK:  Electric vehicle batteries - funding for pilot production line)

techUK:  UK companies showcase GREAT mobile innovation at Mobile World Congress – (techUK plays a key role at UKTI Big Data Paris event ~ techUK’s Report on Export Controls Published by BIS ~ techUK Calls for Clarity and Improved Oversight of Surveillance Powers)

ScotGov:  Future energy skills ~ Skills & investment plan for Scotland’s energy sector – (ScotGov:  Wider reform required to maximise North Sea ~ ScotGov:  Improvements to PSO air routes)

WAG:  £2m for regeneration projects across Wales – (WAG:  Minister makes the case for innovative investment at major Infrastructure Financing event in Wales ~ WAG:  Deputy Minister visits new programme for Wales' energy sector)

SFA:  Apprenticeships deliver loyalty boost

BCS:  Avoid costly mistakes - Choose the right IT

TUC welcomes report by MPs into Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – (More inspectors needed in constant battle against minimum wage cheats, says TUC ~ Self-employed people need more support to protect their living standards, says TUC ~ Self-employed people need more support to protect their living standards, says TUC ~ Government must resolve long-term problems for UK coal industry, says TUC)

Unite welcomes call for public inquiry into construction industry ‘blacklisting’ ~ Committee report

DCMS:  Superconnected Cities scheme helps 14,000 small businesses – (DCMS:  Government confirms analogue radio licences rollover

HEFCE:  Minister announces HEFCE funding for N8 Partnership programme – (HEFCE:  £100m awarded to 7 new leading edge research projects in the UK)

DWP:  Budding entrepreneurs on benefits taking business world by storm

DfT:  HGV levy on foreign hauliers generates £44m in first year of operation

CIPD:  Forget bonus culture and use behavioural science to boost employee motivation, says new report

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Increased spend with SMEs

Defra:  Second Round of Food Enterprise Zones Created to Drive Growth

ONS:  National Accounts changes - improvement to deflation of investment in software

Revenue & Customs Brief 8 (2015): deduction of VAT on pension fund management costs

Revenue & Customs Brief 7 (2015): new rules for the self-employed claiming Working Tax Credit

Revenue & Customs Brief 6 (2015): reinstatement of Aggregates Levy exemptions, exclusions & reliefs

Revenue & Customs Brief 5 (2015): Aggregates Levy tax credits in Northern Ireland

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