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Trade Mark Directive 2015: new guidance published

Trade Mark Directive 2015: new guidance published

Business guidance is available detailing new changes to trade mark law.

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Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The UK Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the UK's presence at Expo 2020 Dubai - highlighting UK expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector.

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Fife named the most enterprising place in Britain for 2018

Fife named the most enterprising place in Britain for 2018

Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has today named the winners of the Enterprising Britain Awards 2018

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Work kicks off to examine digital competition in UK

Work kicks off to examine digital competition in UK

The first meeting of an independent panel led by former Obama advisor Jason Furman was hosted by the Chancellor at Number 11.

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Sainsbury’s / Asda merger referred for in depth investigation

Sainsbury’s / Asda merger referred for in depth investigation

The proposed merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd is being referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation.

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Marrakesh Treaty: UK publishes Government response

Marrakesh Treaty: UK publishes Government response

Government responds to its Marrakesh Directive consultation and sets out implementation approach.

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Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses

Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses

New laws to arm small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices will be put to Parliament today

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Win in Ping golf clubs case sends clear online retail signal

Win in Ping golf clubs case sends clear online retail signal

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the CMA’s decision that Ping Europe Ltd broke the law by banning the online sale of its golf clubs.

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Cotswald bakery proves an export success

Cotswald bakery proves an export success

Consumers in Japan are set to get a taste of the best of South West baking as heritage Cotswold bakery, Huffkins, fulfils its first significant export contract.

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Appointments to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Board and Panel

Appointments to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Board and Panel

Kirstin Baker has been appointed as as a non-executive director and panel member, and Robin Cohen has been appointed as a panel member.

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Petrol station merger raises competition concerns in local areas

Petrol station merger raises competition concerns in local areas

Motor Fuel Group must address CMA concerns over its takeover of rival MRH to avoid an in-depth investigation.

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Superyacht Tenders & Toys making waves overseas

Superyacht Tenders & Toys making waves overseas

A Suffolk-based supplier of superyacht accessories has seen its export sales increase by almost 70% to £5.4 million over the last 2 years.

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Prime Minister takes Welsh firms on first visit to Africa

Prime Minister takes Welsh firms on first visit to Africa

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns to join the Prime Minister on trade visit to South Africa

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International Trade Secretary signs major deal allowing export of UK seed potatoes to China

International Trade Secretary signs major deal allowing export of UK seed potatoes to China

The deal is expected to bring major benefits to Scotland, with around 70% of seed potatoes exported annually from the UK coming from Scottish farms.

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International Trade Secretary secures major deal for UK dairy in China

International Trade Secretary secures major deal for UK dairy in China

The UK dairy sector will receive a multi-million pound export boost as China agrees to import UK dairy products made with milk from third countries.

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CMA refers airport services merger for in depth investigation

CMA refers airport services merger for in depth investigation

The CMA has referred Menzies’ purchase of Airline Services for an in-depth merger investigation.

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Efficient and sustainable agriculture: apply for funding

Efficient and sustainable agriculture: apply for funding

Up to £20 million available to increase productivity and sustainability in crop and ruminant agriculture systems through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Efficient and sustainable agriculture: apply for funding

Efficient and sustainable agriculture: apply for funding

Up to £20 million available to increase productivity and sustainability in crop and ruminant agriculture systems through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Grouse moors: Working together to achieve shared outcomes

Grouse moors: Working together to achieve shared outcomes

A training workshop for Natural England employees and those working in upland management recently took place on the North York Moors.

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Marine firm makes a splash down under

Marine firm makes a splash down under

Ocean Footprint, a Salisbury-based boat part manufacturer, is set to make waves in Australia with a deal to supply one of the country’s biggest boat builders.

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Competition concerns over university laundry merger

Competition concerns over university laundry merger

The CMA has provisionally found that JLA’s purchase of Washstation is likely to lead to higher prices or lower quality in student laundry services.

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Managing traffic in real time: apply for funding

Managing traffic in real time: apply for funding

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop innovative new ways of using high-quality data to ease traffic congestion.

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National product safety strategy now published

National product safety strategy now published

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has today (10 August 2018) published its strategy to upgrade the UK’s product safety regime.

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Global access to reliable energy: apply for funding

Global access to reliable energy: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million to help bring clean, affordable and secure energy to sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Wakefield 'Willy Wonka' opening chocolate factories around the world

Wakefield 'Willy Wonka' opening chocolate factories around the world

A master chocolatier who supplies his equipment and expertise to budding 'Willy Wonkas' globally, is looking to double his international activity.

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Airport services merger raises competition concerns

Airport services merger raises competition concerns

Menzies’ purchase of Airline Services will face an in-depth (phase 2) probe unless it offers acceptable ways of addressing competition concerns.

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Yorkshire design studio secures distribution deal in Australia

Yorkshire design studio secures distribution deal in Australia

Home-grown business Alison Hardcastle celebrates export growth success, after focusing efforts on expanding international presence.

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6 things you need to know about our performance

6 things you need to know about our performance

Highlights from our annual report and accounts for 2017 to 2018, including what we’ve done to improve our digital services and the quality of data on our register.

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CMA refers merger of credit score providers for in depth investigation

CMA refers merger of credit score providers for in depth investigation

The CMA has referred Experian’s purchase of ClearScore for an in-depth merger investigation.

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Gloucestershire robots sent to teach kids in the US and Australia

Gloucestershire robots sent to teach kids in the US and Australia

Stroud-based firm Ohbot secure export deal with the Microsoft Store, demonstrating global demand for the UK's innovative education sector.

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Bath tech firm secures £1.2 million worth of export deals

Bath tech firm secures £1.2 million worth of export deals

ScienceScope, an education technology company, is set to double its turnover following new export deals in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.

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CMA publishes Annual Report for 2017/18

CMA publishes Annual Report for 2017/18

The CMA has today published its Annual Report 2017/18; a year in which Global Competition Review named it European Agency of the Year.

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UK creates world’s first 3D winder for complex carbon fibre parts

UK creates world’s first 3D winder for complex carbon fibre parts

Knowledge Transfer Partnership develops carbon fibre winding machine to create complex and curved components for next-generation cars and aeroplanes.

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Government upgrades national security investment powers

Government upgrades national security investment powers

Business Secretary Greg Clark sets out new powers to upgrade UK national security rules

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More efficient, high quality buildings: apply for funding

More efficient, high quality buildings: apply for funding

Up to £12.5 million to increase productivity, performance and quality in construction through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Carillion: Official Receiver's employment update

Carillion: Official Receiver's employment update

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

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CAU Restaurants Limited: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

CAU Restaurants Limited: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

CAU Restaurants Limited (CAU) entered into administration on 19 July 2018.

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Merger of credit score providers raises competition concerns

Merger of credit score providers raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that Experian’s purchase of ClearScore may reduce competition for people who want to check their credit score.

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Independent Trustee appointed to manage Fast Pensions schemes

Independent Trustee appointed to manage Fast Pensions schemes

Dalriada Trustees Limited has been appointed to act as the Independent Trustee to schemes connected to the defunct Fast Pensions Limited.

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Landmark week of action to celebrate Clean Growth

Landmark week of action to celebrate Clean Growth

Government announces a week of activity to celebrate Clean Growth.

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Ten things you need to know about our performance

Ten things you need to know about our performance

Highlights from our Annual Report and Accounts 2017 to 2018, including what we have done to transform our services and our plans for the future.

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Future Cities mission to China: applications now open

Future Cities mission to China: applications now open

Innovative UK businesses working in the smart cities sector can meet potential customers, partners and investors in China’s Greater Bay Area.

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Life sciences at the heart of the UK economy

Life sciences at the heart of the UK economy

The government will today host the second in a series of roundtables with stakeholders from leading life science businesses.

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Report outlines depth of UK Australia investment relationship

Report outlines depth of UK Australia investment relationship

A joint UK-Australia report launched today highlights the immense benefits and potential of the investment relationship between the 2 countries.

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Are you a GeoTech and PropTech start up looking for funding?

Are you a GeoTech and PropTech start up looking for funding?

Location and property data start-ups can apply to the Geovation programme.

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