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This week, at the Labour Party Conference, the Shadow Chancellor sets Labour’s vision to help the British economy grow in the digital age.
In Westminster, the Chancellor looks to disruptors to drive growth and the Government launches a ground-breaking new cyber partnership. In Liverpool, the Shadow Chancellor outlines Labour's take on industrial strategy with an interventionist flavour. On the Brexit front, concerns are mounting among business leaders over a hard Brexit and techUK meets with the new Information Commissioner to raise the importance of UK-EU data flows. It's another busy week so read on for your weekly fix.
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Top Tech Policy News
Chancellor Looks to Disruptors for Next Wave of Growth (GOV.UK)
Philip Hammond MP meets UK tech leaders in sign of Government’s support for innovators – now we need the policies.
Labour Will be an "Interventionist Government" Says Shadow Chancellor (Guardian)
John McDonnell MP sets out vision for entrepreneurial state with massive investment programme including emphasis on R&D and science.
Groundbreaking Government and Startup Partnership to Boost Cyber Sector (GOV.UK)
Two new cyber innovation centres to receive £50 million as DCMS and GCHQ join forces with tech sector to protect the UK from cyber threats.
Greg Clark MP Sets Out Initial Industrial Strategy Vision (Guardian)
Business Secretary indicates strategy will focus on delivering tailored regional strategies to drive growth across the UK.
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Ofwat, the water regulator recently published a paper on “Unlocking the value in customer data: a report for water companies”.
techUK CEO Comments On Queen's Speech21/06/2017 16:20:00
Brexit is the main focus but cannot be the sole priority for new Government, says Julian David.
techUK CEO Comments on Ofqual Computing Statistics20/06/2017 15:25:00
techUK CEO Julian David comments on the marginal increase in students taking Computing at schools.
techUK supports Living Wage Foundation’s Aim to Accredit more Tech Companies20/06/2017 09:25:00
Speaking at the Living Wage Foundation’s breakfast during London Tech Week, techUK Deputy CEO stressed the importance of paying a fair wage.