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  • New phase in Golden Era for UK-China relations

    More than a billion pounds of trade and investment will be agreed at the 9th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue.

    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond will hold talks with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, where both countries will reaffirm their commitment to developing a global partnership, establishing the next steps for a deeper trade and investment relationship as the UK builds an economy fit for the future.

  • Opportunities worth £3.8 billion identified for UK steel producers

    New research shows future capability and capacity of the UK steel sector.

  • Leeds retailer fined after failing to meet marketing standards

    A Leeds based independent retailer has been ordered to pay over £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.

    Appearing at Leeds Magistrates Court on 4 December, Salam Mohammad, owner of Gihan Store, on Harehills Lane, Leeds, was found guilty of displaying and offering for sale regulated fresh fruit and vegetables below the minimum standards permitted.

  • Sustainable fishing nets quota increases for UK fishermen

    Today the UK government achieved agreements supporting UK fishermen and sustainable fishing at the annual EU talks on fishing quotas.

  • Strong year of investment by social housing sector - HCA publishes Global accounts

    The 2017 Global accounts of private registered providers has been published alongside unit cost data

    The 2017 Global accounts of private registered providers, published today by the Regulator of Social Housing, shows that the sector delivered another strong year of investment in new and existing social housing properties.

  • Business innovations to tackle brain injury and back pain

    60 projects with the potential to improve people’s lives and grow UK economy share £15 million funding.

    Faster treatment of brain injuries and relief for people with back problems are some of the game-changing innovations being backed in Innovate UK’s latest open funding competition.

  • Half of brand websites are still not GDPR compliant

    42 per cent of brand websites are still not GDPR compliant leading up to the regulation deadline of May 2018, according to new research from Ensighten.

    Two thirds of UK marketers see the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a strategic opportunity, yet 42 per cent of brand websites are still not compliant.

  • Three-quarters of Brits say age discrimination is common in their workplace

    A staggering 70.8 per cent of UK workers reveal discrimination around age is common in their workplace.

    A staggering 70.8 per cent of UK workers reveal discrimination around age is common in their workplace, rising to 85.3 per cent amongst those aged 55-64. That’s according to the latest piece of research from CV-Library.

  • David Currie on why competition matters to the whole of the UK

    Speech given by CMA Chairman, David Currie, at the Whitehall and Industry Group.

    Why does competition (still) matter?

    It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to talk to you this morning as the outgoing Chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority (or CMA). The Whitehall and Industry Group provides an important forum where business and government can interact and debate key issues facing the country.

  • Government awards councils new funding to transform local communities

    90% of councils are now part of a programme creating new jobs and releasing land for new homes.

    The government has announced today [11 December 2017] that 90% of councils are now part of a programme that will create 44,000 new jobs and release land for 25,000 new homes.

  • Britain open for business as UK and China further relax limits on flights

    Regions set for economic boost as new deal increases the number of passenger services allowed per week.

    Britain’s regions are set for an economic boost after a landmark agreement for a 50% boost in the number of flights allowed between the UK and China.

  • GDPR fines a major threat to small business survival

    GDPR fines a major threat to small business survival amid confusion over cyber security training requirements.

    The Zurich SME Risk Index has suggested that many of the UK’s small-and-medium sized enterprises may be non-compliant on the GDPR implementation deadline, largely due to a widespread lack of awareness around the Data Protection Officer (DPO) employment requirements.

  • Nortrader report and flyer published

    Explosions of gas released from cargo with 1 person injured on general cargo ship Nortrader in Plymouth Sound, UK.

    MAIB’s report on 2 explosions of gas released from a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash on Nortrader while at anchorage in Plymouth Sound on 13 January 2017 is now published.

  • DFID Ghana Country Director's speech at Business Cost of Violence Against Women & Girls in Ghana forum

    Department for International Development Ghana Country Director delivered a speech at a forum on the Economic Impact of Violence Against Women and Girls in Ghana.

    Honourable Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Distinguished representatives of Government British High Commissioner for Ghana, Members of the Diplomatic Corps Development Partners, academia, representatives of the private sector Traditional leaders, Members of the press. Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Afternoon.

  • Chris Cummings, Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Association said:

    We are delighted to welcome the government’s new, ambitious Investment Management Strategy. This strategy will give asset management firms, who collectively manage the pensions of millions of British households and hold the UK’s biggest listed companies to account, a roadmap to success through Brexit and beyond.

  • The strategy for the future of the UK's asset management industry unveiled

    The Investment Management Strategy II sets out the government’s long-term approach to enhancing the UK’s position as a centre for asset management.

  • SMEs encouraged to form new health and social care marketplace

    The Government is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises to supply to the public sector via a new marketplace for health and social care providers.

    The Government is encouraging technology-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply to the public sector via a new marketplace for health and social care providers.

  • Salaries soar in the education, catering and retail sectors

    The latest job market data from CV-Library reveals that salaries across the UK saw a steady increase of 1.3 per cent last month.

  • Half of UK startups do not offer stock options to employees

    New research shows that half of UK startups do not offer stock options to their employees as a benefit.

    SeedLegals, the London-based funding and legal automation platform, has released data showing that 53 per cent of high growth UK startups are not currently offering stock options to employees.

  • UK-China relations flourish at the 2017 People-to-People Dialogue

    The fifth annual UK-China High-Level People-to-People (P2P) Dialogue will be held in the UK from 4-7 December 2017.

    The breadth and depth of UK-China cooperation will be on display this week (4-7 December) during a visit to the UK by Chinese Vice Premier Madame Liu Yandong for the UK-China People-to-People (P2P) Dialogue.

  • Welsh business visits Downing Street ahead of Small Business Saturday

    Bridgend based Airpix Aerial Images attended an event in Downing Street on Thursday to celebrate the fifth annual Small Business Saturday.

    One of the small businesses selected for the event, Airpix Aerial Images combines nature with state of the art technology – providing aerial filming to capture the beautiful coastlines and valleys of Wales.

    The business also provides services in industries ranging from surveying, to construction and engineering.

  • UK-Taiwan trade talks boost agriculture, energy and pharmaceutical industries

    International Trade Minister Greg Hands and Taiwanese Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-Hua Wang held the 20th round of UK-Taiwan trade talks since 1991.

    UK - Taiwan bilateral trade grew to £5.35 billion last year and Ministers want to continue strengthening trade links. In today’s talks (1 December), held in London, Ministers agreed to set up new sector ‘dialogues’ on trade in agriculture and energy.

  • Half of UK startups do not offer stock options to employees

    New research shows that half of UK startups do not offer stock options to their employees as a benefit.

    SeedLegals, the London-based funding and legal automation platform, has released data showing that 53 per cent of high growth UK startups are not currently offering stock options to employees.

  • A nation with ambition: 85 per cent want to start a business

    The UK is a nation with ambition: almost nine in ten Britons have an unfulfilled dream, and three quarters want to turn it in to a reality in 2018.