Business and Other Briefings (Archive)

BEIS:  Independent review on cost of energy published

DfE:  £Multi-m funding for new Higher Education provider

Defra:  Xylella fastidiosa - UK secures added EU protections

Defra:  Bluetongue virus detected and dealt with in imported cattle ~ ScotGov:  Bluetongue virus detected ~ Welsh farmers urged to remain vigilant for signs of Bluetongue

DfT:  Aviation update 24 October 2017 ~ DfT:  Government outlines next steps for delivering airport expansion

MoD:  DIO awards contract for new jetty at HMNB Devonport Oil Fuel Depot

HM Treasury:  £17m boost to the UK’s leading life sciences sector – (HM Treasury:  UK leads the way on crackdown of illicit financing)

ScotGov:  £10.5m investment in life sciences)

WAG:  Development Bank of Wales opens to help more Welsh businesses succeed – (WAG:  Carl Sargeant to launch new £100m regeneration programme ~ WAG:  Investing in the skills of the future for an Ambitious & Learning Wales - £50m capital boost for FE & HE and £260m for apprenticeships)

OSSW:  Alun Cairns: “Welsh manufacturing firms should be at the forefront of innovation as we leave the EU” – (OSSW:  Alun Cairns in future Welsh trade meeting with International Trade Secretary)

Education and Skills Funding Agency:  Brathay apprentice challenge winners GSK in Westminster visit

Innovate UK:  Making viral vectors for advanced therapies: apply for funding – (Innovate UK:  Safer & more efficient school transport: apply for funding)

Food Standards Agency:  Northern Ireland's tenth food surveillance sampling report published – (Food Standards Agency:  Views wanted on Galacto-oligosaccharide by 9 November 2017)

Ofwat:  Business retail water market continues to show promise

Update on the FCA’s review of RBS’s treatment of SME customers referred to its Global Restructuring Group ~

CBI: Security & skills the top concerns for companies investing in new tech – (CBI: 'For firms across Europe, warm words are not enough' ~ CBI: Manufacturing growth softened in three months to October ~ CBI/AECOM: CBI:  It's crunch time for infrastructure deliver ~ CBI comments on tax report ~ CBI: "Improving workplace mental health in which people feel able to be their best is vital")

TUC: Government should vote to close EU loopholes that allow wage undercutting – (TUC calls for action to bridge the great regional divide ~ TUC celebrates 40 years of the union health and safety rep ~ TUC: Britain needs investment budget to boost growth and provide better jobs ~ TUC: UK still “decades” away from ending gender pay gap)

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