New Occupational Health Taskforce to tackle in-work sickness and drive down inactivity

22nd February 2024

Businesses will be urged to tackle in-work sickness and stop people falling out the workforce, following the appointment of Dame Carol Black as the Government’s new Occupational Health Tsar. Dame Carol, who has decades of experience in medicine and policy advisory while having chaired multiple government reviews, will head...

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New expert will champion small businesses across Government

20th February 2024

Shirley Cooper OBE has been appointed as the new Crown Representative for small businesses. An experienced entrepreneur has taken up a key role to promote the needs of small businesses to government and ensure suppliers seize the benefits of the Procurement Act. Shirley Cooper OBE, former chair and president...

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Government pledges £500,000 to boost British services exports

25th January 2024

The government is committing £500,000 to help UK professionals such as architects, auditors and accountants export their services around the world. More UK professionals will be able to provide their services around the world thanks to new government funding to help get UK qualifications recognised overseas.  Grants of up...

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UK takes action to boost supply chain resilience for critical goods and back businesses

17th January 2024

The Department for Business and Trade launches the Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy, safeguarding UK supplies of critical goods such as medicines, minerals and semiconductors. UK supplies of critical goods such as medicines, minerals and semiconductors will be safeguarded, thanks to the Government’s new Critical Imports and Supply...

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A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening Scheme development consent decision announced

15th January 2024

On Friday 12 January 2024, the A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening Scheme application was granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Transport. The application involves the widening where necessary of the A12 between Chelmsford (junction 19) and the A120 (junction 25) from two to three lanes in each...

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Government takes action to back small businesses and tackle late payments

03rd October 2023

Government announces measures to tackle late payment of invoices to support small businesses and grow the economy

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The Lifelong Learning Bill becomes law

19th September 2023

Paving the way for adults to study in a way that works for them to upskill or retrain.

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One-stop-shop to help businesses save money and go green

14th August 2023

British businesses will be able to access new advice and support to reduce their energy bills and cut their carbon emissions from the UK Business Climate Hub.

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UK Government announces extension of CE mark recognition for businesses

01st August 2023

The Department for Business and Trade has announced an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for businesses.

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New information hub launched to help limited company directors make the right decisions at the right time

11th July 2023

New online gateway to help directors of SMEs with business decisions and make sure their companies stay on the right track.

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