February, 2017


British tech booms on global stage at Mobile World Congress

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Department for International Trade (DIT) helps record number of UK firms to exhibit at world’s largest mobile technology show in Barcelona, building on growing tech appetite for ‘Silicon UK’. A record 167 UK tech companies are flying the flag for... (Continue reading)

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Chambers of Commerce: Put practicality, certainty at the heart of Brexit negotiations


As the Chamber Network gathers in Westminster for the BCC Annual Conference, the British Chambers of Commerce has published a business blueprint for the UK government ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Titled Business Brexit Priorities, the report synthesizes feedback... (Continue reading)

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Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers – FM’s message ahead of United States visit

Carwyn Jones

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones is travelling to America to meet with political representatives and business leaders in Washington and New York. Ahead of the visit, the First Minister is calling on the special relationship to be a vehicle... (Continue reading)

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Submarines to support economic and community growth

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Millions of pounds of investment in HMNB Clyde is set to bring jobs, transport, leisure and business growth opportunities to Helensburgh, with an agreement signed between the UK Government, Royal Navy and Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership. The MOD... (Continue reading)

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Efficiency Review to drive productive public services


The Efficiency Review will take a strategic look at how government delivers services across the whole public sector, looking for opportunities to make improvements and drive value for money. Putting the public finances on a sustainable path is vital to... (Continue reading)

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Technology Products 2 flash sale

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Public sector bodies can save money on IT products by taking part in Crown Commercial Service’s flash sale this March. CCS have been working with a number of suppliers on our Technology Products 2 agreement (RM3733) to offer you huge... (Continue reading)

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Defence Secretary announces world class innovation panel

Michael Fallon

In a major speech at the University of Oxford, the Defence Secretary announced the formation of a world class panel which will help challenge and drive the Ministry of Defence’s innovation agenda. Addressing engineering students, academics and apprentices, Sir Michael... (Continue reading)

Business rates shock to small business growth prospects


A significant proportion of small businesses across Britain are preparing to reduce investment and staff costs once business rates rise next month, according to a new survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The research finds that more than... (Continue reading)

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Nearly £14 million for improvements to Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E department

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Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has approved £13.89 million funding for improvements to emergency and urgent care services at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. The significant funding will pay for infrastructure improvements at Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital, creating more capacity to deal with peaks... (Continue reading)

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New digital framework attracts thousands of small and medium-sized businesses

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The new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework from Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service is giving almost 2,000 SMEs the chance to become suppliers to the public sector.  The framework has attracted 2,018 suppliers in total, with 94%... (Continue reading)

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