Business and Other Briefings

Global shipping sector looks to London – (Welsh Secretary: “Shipping is an engine for growth in Wales” ~ Future of low-sulphur shipping fuel under the spotlight ~ All aboard with the Award Winning Innovation Code)

Accounting red tape cut for smallest UK companies

Commoditised IT Hardware & Software (RM721): supplier update

Millions in government funding made available to target industrial strategy skills training

Industrial strategy: conference update 2013

High Speed Two (HS2) rail will deliver jobs and growth across the country

Green Open Homes Network launches

Public services providers must build trust through greater transparency

Fresh incentives for new commercial building construction – (Prisk offers £400m investment opportunity in private rental market)

CBI comments on Advanced Manufacturing funding

Welsh Secretary: Newport centre of excellence keep Wales on front line of UK defence & security needs

£69m more for Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance – (Business Finance Partnership creates nearly £1bn of new lending)

Follow the LEAD to local success in Lancashire – (Ma'KIN'g a real difference in Warwickshire)

Procurement Bill sent to Parliament

Payroll Giving overhaul announced

Road freight industry encouraged to get benefit of trailer trial

Government's ban on consultancy charges in automatic enrolment pensions takes effect

Revenue & Customs Brief 27/13
European Commission investigation into certain exemptions and reliefs contained within the aggregates levy

EU Exit Week