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Sellafield invests £2.6m to create Cumbria business hub

Sellafield invests £2.6m to create Cumbria business hub

A former bus station will be transformed into a multi-million pound business hub under ambitious plans unveiled by Sellafield Ltd and developer BEC.

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Companies House awarded Gold in Mind's Workplace Wellbeing Index

Companies House awarded Gold in Mind's Workplace Wellbeing Index

We've been awarded the Gold standard at this year's Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards for our commitment to staff and mental health.

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UK and South Africa welcome progress on trade relationship

UK and South Africa welcome progress on trade relationship

Joint statement by the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, and the South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies.

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New UK initiatives to help Commonwealth countries tackle world’s greatest environmental challenges

New UK initiatives to help Commonwealth countries tackle world’s greatest environmental challenges

Business ministers announce more than £8 million for innovation technology to tackle global climate change and prepare for natural disasters.

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Joint statement on trade between UK and the ESA states

Joint statement on trade between UK and the ESA states

Joint statement by Trade Minister Greg Hands and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) states to progress trade continuity talks.

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CMA publishes new advice for joint ventures

CMA publishes new advice for joint ventures

The advice is designed to help businesses ensure they are collaborating legally in joint ventures.

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Submit your evidence to assist Carillion investigation

Submit your evidence to assist Carillion investigation

The Official Receiver has launched a questionnaire, which will help with their enquiries into the liquidation of Carillion.

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Identity security: ObjectTech CEO named as top tech influencer

Identity security: ObjectTech CEO named as top tech influencer

Paul Ferris is listed in the 2018 top 100 global influencers of identity for his work in making identity checks more secure, giving people more control.

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Andrew Tyrie to be Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority

Andrew Tyrie to be Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority

The primary role of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy.

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CMA launches Trinity Mirror/Express merger investigation

CMA launches Trinity Mirror/Express merger investigation

The CMA has launched an initial investigation into the completed Trinity Mirror/Express merger.

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Countdown to GCA Survey deadline

Countdown to GCA Survey deadline

New GCA video - Christine Tacon urges suppliers to complete the 2018 Survey before 22 April.

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Commercialising quantum technologies in the UK: apply for funding

Commercialising quantum technologies in the UK: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop prototype quantum devices as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Kate Ellis confirmed as speaker for NIA Decom 2018 conference

Kate Ellis confirmed as speaker for NIA Decom 2018 conference

The NDA’s Commercial Director, Kate Ellis, will be one of the main speakers for this summer’s Decom 2018 conference in London.

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University laundry services merger could reduce competition

University laundry services merger could reduce competition

The CMA has found that JLA’s purchase of Washstation could mean universities and colleges face higher prices or lower quality for student laundry services.

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US UK Trade and Investment Working Group   statement

US UK Trade and Investment Working Group statement

Statement following the third meeting of the US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group, and the first meeting of the US-UK SME Dialogue

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Patent fee changes on 6 April 2018

Patent fee changes on 6 April 2018

Changes to UK patents fees from Friday, 6 April 2018.

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Extra checks make form DS1 more secure

Extra checks make form DS1 more secure

Conveyancers and lenders can avoid delays by removing mortgages electronically.

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Extra checks make form DS1 more secure

Extra checks make form DS1 more secure

Conveyancers and lenders can avoid delays by removing mortgages electronically.

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Don’t be a victim of ‘Insolvency Service’ telephony scam

Don’t be a victim of ‘Insolvency Service’ telephony scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a telephony scam which asks you to make unnecessary and premium-rate calls to the Insolvency Service.

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Statutory redundancy payments increase

Statutory redundancy payments increase

On 6 April the maximum amount the Redundancy Payments Service (RPS) can pay individuals per week is increasing from £489 to £508.

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CMA puts vulnerable consumers at the heart of its annual plan

CMA puts vulnerable consumers at the heart of its annual plan

The CMA has set out plans to protect vulnerable people and make sure that markets can be trusted in its 2018 to 2019 Annual Plan.

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Board of Trade Awards

Board of Trade Awards

DIT's Board of Trade Awards will celebrate companies that are bringing innovation and prosperity to the UK

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Applications are open for DIT's International Trade Summer School 2018

Applications are open for DIT's International Trade Summer School 2018

DIT’s new National Trade Academy Programme is running its first ever free residential summer school in July 2018 for students aged 18 plus.

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Joint statement from UK Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Committee

Joint statement from UK Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Committee

Covers agreements made at the tenth meeting of the UK-Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) between Liam Fox and Minister Marcos Jorge de Lima.

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Contacting the Redundancy Payments helpline

Contacting the Redundancy Payments helpline

Our redundancy payments helplines will be running a limited service until Monday 9 April.

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IPO launches PPH Agreement and IP Toolkit with Brazil

IPO launches PPH Agreement and IP Toolkit with Brazil

IPO signs Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement with Brazilian Intellectual Property Office (INPI) and launch Lambert Toolkit in Brazil.

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IPO supports DCMS Creative Industries Sector Deal

IPO supports DCMS Creative Industries Sector Deal

New report released supporting the creative industries.

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CMA tightens its approach to requests for internal documents

CMA tightens its approach to requests for internal documents

The CMA is calling for views on new guidance about how it requests businesses’ internal documents in merger investigations.

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Outline applications reach end of the line under rules amendments

Outline applications reach end of the line under rules amendments

Final outline applications (OLAs) must be received by 11pm today, Wednesday 28 March. OLAs will not exist from Friday 6 April, due to changes in our rules.

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Community interest companies (CIC) needed to test online filing

Community interest companies (CIC) needed to test online filing

We're inviting CICs and their agents to help user-test the new service we're developing.

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BHS investigation

BHS investigation

The Insolvency Service confirms the outcome of its investigation into the directors of the collapsed BHS retail chain.

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Manufacturing better buildings: apply for funding

Manufacturing better buildings: apply for funding

Up to £72 million is available to establish a core innovation hub for construction as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Develop game changing ideas: apply for an innovation loan

Develop game changing ideas: apply for an innovation loan

UK SMEs can apply for a loan for a late-stage innovation project as part of Innovate UK’s £10 million open competition.

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Carillion: Official Receiver's update

Carillion: Official Receiver's update

The Official Receiver provides an update on employment within the Carillion group in liquidation.

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Hong Kong and UK sign MOU on investment promotion co operation

Hong Kong and UK sign MOU on investment promotion co operation

Invest Hong Kong and the Department for International Trade have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on investment promotion co-operation.

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Innovate UK: first Council announced

Innovate UK: first Council announced

Members will support Innovate UK operations, champion business-led innovation and help secure the success of UK Research and Innovation.

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Annual Conference: Hold the date 25th June 2018

Annual Conference: Hold the date   25th June 2018

Registration for the Groceries Code Adjudicator 2018 Conference is now open.

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Supporting agricultural innovation in Colombia: apply for funding

Supporting agricultural innovation in Colombia: apply for funding

UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Colombian partners to help farmers adopt new technologies faster.

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New UK mission opens in Chad

New UK mission opens in Chad

UK opens Chad office to support diplomatic, development and defence efforts.

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Gender pay gap results published

Gender pay gap results published

Today Sellafield Ltd, along with other companies in the NDA estate, is publishing their gender pay gap, for the first time.

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Hong Kong and UK announce closer collaboration on trade and economic matters

Hong Kong and UK announce closer collaboration on trade and economic matters

Joint statement by the UK and Hong Kong setting the agenda for future collaboration on innovation, creative industries and belt and road initiatives.

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CMA clears GVC / Ladbrokes merger

CMA clears GVC / Ladbrokes merger

The CMA has cleared GVC’s acquisition of Ladbrokes following its merger investigation.

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CMA Panel Inquiry Chair appointed

CMA Panel Inquiry Chair appointed

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed Stuart McIntosh as an Inquiry Chair.

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Carillion: Official Receiver's update

Carillion: Official Receiver's update

The Official Receiver provides an update on employment within the Carillion group in liquidation.

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Toys “R” Us Ltd in administration: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

Toys “R” Us Ltd in administration: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

Toys “R” Us Ltd entered into administration on 28 February 2018.

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