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  • UK Government urges Welsh businesses to export

    One year anniversary for Department for International Trade.

    Welsh businesses are being encouraged to consider exporting their goods and services abroad by UK Ministers, to mark the one year anniversary of the Department for International Trade.

  • Jobs boost for Welsh engineering sector

    Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns: CAF rail investment a ‘strong endorsement’ of Wales’ skills base and business environment.

    Spanish train manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has today (13 July) announced plans to create 300 jobs at a new factory at the former Llanwern steelworks site in Newport where it will build trains and trams for the UK network.

  • Welsh Secretary promises certainty and stability to international companies in Wales

    Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns will today (13 July) underline the UK Government’s commitment to providing certainty and stability to international businesses in Wales as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.

    Mr Cairns will visit Japanese electronics company Panasonic Manufacturing on the outskirts of Cardiff which has had a presence in Wales since 1974.

    Alun Cairns said:

  • Transport investment boost to apprenticeships and skills

    Major investment in road and rail could make up to 35,000 apprenticeship opportunities.

    Up to 35,000 apprenticeship opportunities are set to be created over the next 5 years thanks to major investment in road and rail infrastructure and technology, a report published today (12 July 2017) has revealed.

  • Businesses to access millions in government export support through partnership with high street banks

    UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, will help many more businesses, both exporters and supply chain SMEs, access financial support through their banks.

    Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, Liam Fox, has today announced that UKEF will partner with five of the UK’s biggest banks to deliver government-backed financial support to exporters more quickly and efficiently.

  • Water companies make environmental improvements but Environment Agency urges more action

    A report published by the Environment Agency today has found good progress is being made.

    The majority of the UK’s water companies achieved close to or exceeded targets set to improve water quality, according to a new report published by the Environment Agency today.

  • £100m boost for UK space sector to ensure UK is equipped to stay ahead of the competition

    Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson underlined the government’s commitment to the UK space sector today as he visited the future site of a new £100m state-of-the-art government-funded satellite facility.

  • Joint UK-Australia Statement on Cyber Co-operation

    The UK and Australia confirm their joint commitment to promoting an international stability framework for cyberspace.

  • Open markets and free trade will help Africa help itself

    Op-ed by Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development. Originally published in the Sunday Telegraph on 9 July 2017.

    The migrant crisis on Europe’s doorstep has returned to the headlines. In reality, it never went away; people are fleeing war, persecution, or just seeking a better life in unprecedented numbers.

  • New £1 coin: Exchequer Secretary strikes billionth new pound

    "We are here today to mark an important milestone, as the billionth new pound coin is struck", says Exchequer Secretary

    The billionth new £1 coin passed through the Royal Mint’s production line today, as Brits get ready to bid farewell to the old round pound.

    Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Jones MP, paid a visit to the Royal Mint headquarters in Wales to officially mark the milestone and strike the billionth coin with the Queen’s head.

  • Ministers step up engagement with small businesses

    Ministers meet small businesses as part of plans to intensify engagement through negotiations.

    At a roundtable with small businesses today, Government Ministers reiterated their determination to have a two way dialogue with small businesses throughout the process of EU exit.

  • Illegal streaming threatens copyright progress

    Streaming giants are helping to keep online infringement in check using innovative new streaming models.

    Streaming giants such as Netflix and Spotify have helped keep online infringement in check with innovative new streaming models, however new threats are beginning to challenge recent progress.

  • Poor record keeping nets 9 year ban for Birmingham businessman

    The County Court at Birmingham has handed a nine disqualification order to John Alexander Ferguson (43) for failing to maintain, preserve and deliver up records as he was required to do, following the liquidation of Allied Commercial Factors Limited.

    Mr Ferguson was the sole director of Allied Commercial Factors Limited which provided financial services and operated from Cannock, Staffordshire. The company went into Liquidation on 14 October 2014, owing an estimated £1,159,011.

  • Trade and continued cooperation between France and the UK

    Dr Liam Fox speaking about the history and future of trade between France and the UK at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

    Good morning.

    I am delighted to be here today to address the members of the oldest British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, and the oldest such chamber in France.

  • Business clusters are thriving but SMEs aren’t taking advantage

    Start-ups and small businesses are opting for convenience over strategy when it comes to location choices, according to new research.

  • New figures show UK attracts more investment than ever

    UK attracted over 2,200 new inward investment projects in 2016 to 2017 with over 107,000 jobs across the country safeguarded or created.

    Figures published by the Department for International Trade have today revealed that the UK attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) projects than ever before for the year 2016 to 2017.

  • Foreign investors see opportunities in Wales

    Welsh Secretary responds to Foreign Direct Investment figures

    Foreign investors continue to see investment opportunities in Wales as new figures published today by the Department for International Trade showed the country attracted 85 inward investment projects in 2016-17.

    This led to over 2,500 new jobs being created and nearly 9,000 safeguarded providing security and stability to thousands of families.

  • Transport investment strategy

    Investment to create a more reliable, less congested and better connected transport network that works for the users that rely on it.

  • CMA to introduce market investigation changes

    The CMA is introducing a number of changes to the way it carries out market investigations.

    Market investigations are powerful tools that can bring in major changes to make markets work better for consumers and businesses.

  • Businesses get on board with the Prompt Payment Code

    The Government’s biggest suppliers have signed up to a strengthened Prompt Payment Code that will help small businesses to be paid on time.

    32 of the biggest suppliers to the Government have voluntarily committed to pay 95% of invoices within 60 days - and to work towards adopting 30 days as the norm.

  • UK employees waste 400 million days a year on unnecessary tasks

    Research shows that businesses are missing the ‘smaller tasks’ issues and not realising the big impact these are having on the output of their employees.

    New research shows UK employees spend 441,827,088 days a year on ‘time wasting’ office tasks such as responding to hundreds of emails, attending meetings for meetings sake, and completing unnecessary admin.

  • Billion pound connectivity boost to make buffering a thing of the past

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country.

    Brits will soon see the back of internet buffering and painfully slow download times, following the launch of a new fund today, which will support the rollout of cutting-edge connections across the country.

  • Billion pound connectivity boost to make buffering a thing of the past

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country.

    Brits will soon see the back of internet buffering and painfully slow download times, following the launch of a new fund today, which will support the rollout of cutting-edge connections across the country.

  • £2.3 billion investment in infrastructure for new housing

    The Housing Infrastructure Fund will help to fund vital physical infrastructure projects.

    A £2.3 billion fund which could unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand has been launched today (4 July 2017) by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid.