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  • £40m investment in high-tech Typhoon Defence System

    Defence Secretary has announced an investment of £40 million to improve the defence of the Typhoon sustaining over 100 British jobs.

    The contract, announced at today’s Airpower Conference in London, has been awarded to UK-based company Leonardo and will upgrade the aircraft’s Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS).

  • HM Land Registry signals the start of its transformation

    Our Annual Report and Accounts 2016 to 2017 covers subjects including comprehensive registration, digital transformation, Digital Street, open data, estates and staffing.

  • Accelerator Innovation Network event: 27 July 2017

    The Defence and Security Accelerator is holding an event in London on 27 July 2017 to provide more information on the themed competition: Improving crowd resilience

    Registration is now open. It closes on Monday 24 July 2017 at 12:30pm.

  • Tech innovators urged to use their skills to tackle terror threat

    Up to £2 million is to be made available to unlock innovation and fast track new technology to combat the next generation of terrorist threat.

    The UK is already renowned for its world-leading academics, researchers, engineers and technology developers, but today the Government is urging these talented individuals to come together and further support our work to keep the public safe.

    In his speech Security Minister Ben Wallace is expected to say:

  • Fine of £26,677 imposed for fisheries offences

    Vessel owner and master plead guilty to fishing offences at North Tyneside Magistrates Court in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

    On 7 July 2017 JJR Fishing Limited, owner of the fishing vessel Golden Sceptre PD50 and its master, James West, pleaded guilty to 2 breaches of the Fisheries Act 1981 at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

  • Bristol buses released from undertakings by CMA

    The CMA is to remove long-standing undertakings covering tendered bus services in the Greater Bristol area.

    The undertakings, covering FirstGroup Holdings Limited, ‘FirstGroup’, and local authority bus services, were put in place following the 1989 merger of local bus companies Badgerline and Midland Red West, which was investigated by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC).

  • Space entrepreneurs of the future enter Dragons’ Den

    Young space entrepreneurs have been offered support for their ideas on using satellite data to improve life on Earth after taking part in a Dragons’ Den style event with leading industry experts.

    The 11 young people earned the opportunity to put their concepts to the panel at the Satellite Applications Catapult at the Harwell Campus, Didcot, after winning the UK Space Agency’s SatelLife Challenge.

  • New A5-M1 link road in Bedfordshire hailed by business and civic leaders

    A new road which links the A5 with the M1 via a new motorway junction in Bedfordshire has been welcomed at its official opening.

    The A5-M1 link road has created a new northern bypass for Dunstable, taking long distance traffic away from the town centre, and opened up opportunities for thousands of new homes and jobs. It connects the existing A5 to the M1 at a newly created junction – junction 11A.

  • 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.