November, 2017


Government investment into Faraday scale-up facility to make UK a world leader in battery innovation


Business Secretary confirms details of government’s flagship Faraday Battery Challenge investment into the development and production of battery technology. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark announced that Coventry and Warwickshire will be the home of the new National Battery Manufacturing... (Continue reading)

Government looks at consumer redress across the housing sector


Government will look at bold options to improve consumer redress across the housing sector, the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday (29 November 2017). Speaking to an audience of housing professionals in London, the Communities Secretary set out his commitment... (Continue reading)

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Trade Envoys appointed

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Scotland is extending its worldwide business reach this St Andrew’s Day, with the appointment of a team of trade envoys to champion international trading. As announced in the Programme for Government, the appointees will promote and represent Scotland’s export interests,... (Continue reading)

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Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work


The government will help to get more disabled people into work in the next decade, the Prime Minister said as a new strategy is launched to break down employment barriers. Working with industry, government will be taking further steps to... (Continue reading)

UK set to agree new long-term partnership to bolster Jordan’s economic resilience

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The Prime Minister yesterday (Wednesday 29 November 2017) made a new long-term commitment to work with Jordan as it seeks to transform its economy to make it more inclusive and provide jobs and opportunities for all Jordanians. Following on from... (Continue reading)

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UK and Welsh Governments meet to advance Brexit talks


First Secretary of State Damian Green meets Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and First Minister Carwyn Jones, along with Local Authority leaders to move discussions on Brexit forward. The next round of Brexit talks between the Welsh and UK Governments will... (Continue reading)

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Justine Greening hosts first ever DfE Skills Summit


The Summit will signal the start of a new partnership with business that will spread opportunity to more communities. At the first Skills Summit held at the DfE in Whitehall today, (30 November), Justine Greening will tell Britain’s top businesses... (Continue reading)

Investment for Venue Cymru as Wales attracts business events at global exhibition

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Whilst the Welsh Government and industry partners are exhibiting at the leading business events exhibition – ibtm world in Barcelona from 28-30 November – Venue Cymru, Llandudno has been given the green light for a £2.8 million project to improve... (Continue reading)

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Mayor rips up old planning rules to get London building

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has demonstrated his determination to get London building the affordable homes it needs by ripping up existing planning rules and calling on homebuilders to develop sites at higher housing densities to substantially increase capacity... (Continue reading)

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John Tizard: Don’t avoid social outcomes in public procurement; these can be EU-compliant

Last week when attending the European Public Service Awards (EPSA) Final Event and Awards Ceremony in Maastricht, in addition to meeting, talking with and learning from the many award winners from across Europe it was very encouraging to hear a... (Continue reading)

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