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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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European Tech Leaders Commit to Address Major Challenges at London Summit21/03/2017 15:20:00
Interconnectedness and navigating political change top the agenda at Summit hosted by techUK and DIGITALEUROPE.
Congratulations to techUK members recognised in the 2017 UK Cloud Awards20/03/2017 09:05:00
techUK congratulates members featured in the UK Cloud Award hosted on Wednesday 15 March.
Revised OGEL for PCBs and other low-risk components17/03/2017 11:10:00
An updated OGEL has just been published covering PCBs, Components and other ‘low-risk’ items for use in Military equipment
Home Office Security Information and Data Exchange Pilot17/03/2017 10:10:00
A Home Office survey of UK companies to identify what security and counter-terrorism information would be helpful to businesses.