Train operating companies in the running for key ‘engine for growth’ East Midlands franchise down to final 3.
The names of the 3 train operating companies in the running for the next East Midlands franchise competition were announced today (1 March 2017) by the Department for Transport.
Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to develop technologies to stimulate future products, services and industries.
Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million innovation projects that inspire and stimulate the products and services of tomorrow.
Culture Secretary launches Digital Strategy set to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.
Measures coming into force today (1 March 2017) will protect millions of people from the effects of undemocratic strike action
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, which launches today (24 February 2017), has attracted 2,018 suppliers in total, with 94% of them small and medium-sized enterprises.
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 today (February 27) between the UK Government, Royal Navy and Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership.
The MOD is investing hundreds of millions of pounds in developing HM Naval Base Clyde as the Royal Navy Submarine Centre of Specialisation.
Ensuring the UK becomes the safest place in the world for young people to go online .
Chancellor announces the date of Fintech Week 2017 which will showcase the sector’s successes and aim to attract more investment into Britain.
Announced by the Chancellor today (26 February 2017), FinTech Week 2017 will take place in April and showcase the sector’s successes, aim to attract more investment into Britain and share global regulatory expertise. Planned events include:
Kier Highways Limited has been awarded a £40million contract as part of Highways England’s new delivery arrangements in the South West.
This is the first of a number of Asset Delivery contracts in the South West which sees Highways England changing its way of working and delivering the Government’s record £15 billion investment to improve and maintain the country’s motorways and major A roads.
Greg Clark, Margot James and Jane Ellison held a retail roundtable with a number of the UK’s top retail companies to discuss the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.
One Public Estate programme raises over £25 million in capital receipts and delivers £7.7 million in running cost savings since its inception.
Councils and government agencies from the early phases of the Cabinet Office and Local Government Association’s One Public Estate (OPE) programme have worked in partnership to raise over £25 million in capital receipts and deliver £7.7 million in running cost savings since its inception in 2013.
Business secretary announces £229 million of industrial strategy investment in science, research and innovation
The Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health has announced 11 new disability sector champions.
Eleven new sector champions, who will help to tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers, have been announced by the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health today (21 February 2017).
The UK Space Agency and partners brought together government and industry to enable satellite launches from the UK by 2020.
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson and Minister for Aviation Lord Ahmad spoke alongside the UK Space Agency CEO Katherine Courtney at the Launch UK conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society on 21 February.
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, writes in Delfi ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Skvernelis in Lithuania.
In the coming weeks and months, Britain will embark upon the negotiations to build a strong new partnership with the European Union.
For the UK and Lithuania, that new partnership will extend beyond our individual relationships with the European Union as a whole; you as members, and us as strong external partners.
Companies with long term views when recruiting talent consistently outperform their peers, new research reveals.
Global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, highlights the need for firms to take a long term approach to people management, despite the perceived need for short-term objectives in a growing gig economy.
AXA reveals that British small shops and businesses barely scrape minimum wage and have little or no plans to hire or grow in 2017.
AXA warns that this April’s business rate increases threaten the survival of the nation’s characterful and socially vital small shops. The company’s research suggests these local retailers are already under intense financial pressure, and offers a reminder of what our communities are set to lose.
As pre-Brexit hedges come to an end, almost half of all businesses admit to being worried about currency volatility, study reveals.
World First’s Global Trade Barometer reveals that in Q4, the number of businesses protected by pre-Brexit FX hedges dropped by 23 per cent leaving a significant proportion of SMEs exposed to the weaker pound.
Leading the UK delegation at the IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi, Minister Harriett Baldwin has announced the award of an innovative £82 million contract to Welsh company Qioptiq, who provide support for vital surveillance and targeting equipment to our UK Armed Forces.
The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has helped broker a landmark agreement which will see search engines and the creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites.
Thousands of targeted attacks detected amongst small businesses, including 421 email threats with unknown malware attachments.
Mimecast Limited today announces the launch of the Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an analysis report measuring the effectiveness of email security systems. This effort highlights the need to push the entire industry to work toward a higher standard of email threats security.
Following Brexit and the Trump presidency, nearly half of digital marketers do not believe they were tailoring their campaigns correctly.
The surprising rise in populist sentiment in 2016 has resulted in two-thirds (66 per cent) of digital marketers questioning how well they understand their brand’s audience, according to new research commissioned by digital agency Greenlight Digital.
Small businesses are relying on international income, but uncertainty around Brexit is leaving them in a trade limbo.
Millions of Britain’s SMEs trading internationally are in a trade limbo about what Brexit will mean – putting valuable overseas income at risk – according to data from TransferWise.
Employers and workers get to have their say on modern employment practices as government-backed Matthew Taylor Review team launches its UK tour.
Last October (2016), Matthew Taylor was asked by the Prime Minister to conduct an independent review to look at whether employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models.