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Current outage of online applications

Current outage of online applications

We are currently experiencing an outage to a number of our online systems.

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CMA consults on Mastercard/VocaLink undertakings

CMA consults on Mastercard/VocaLink undertakings

The CMA is consulting on undertakings offered by Mastercard to address competition concerns arising from its purchase of VocaLink.

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The Insolvency Service newsletter: winter 2017

The Insolvency Service newsletter: winter 2017

In our Winter newsletter we look how insolvency forms are changing, welcome our newly appointed chairman, directors and criminal enforcement team, and put the spotlight on our work with the Home Office to disqualify the directors of companies employing illegal workers.

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Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

IPO calls for views on whether there is any need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit IPTV streaming devices.

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Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers

Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers

Greg Clark, Margot James and Jane Ellison held a retail roundtable with a number of the UK’s top retail companies to discuss the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

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Defence Secretary meets Apprentices working on nuclear submarines as new Training Facility announced

Defence Secretary meets Apprentices working on nuclear submarines as new Training Facility announced

Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon today met apprentices working on Britain’s new submarines who will benefit from a new £25 million Apprentice Training Facility at Barrow-in-Furness.

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Commercialisation of quantum technologies: apply for funding

Commercialisation of quantum technologies: apply for funding

Businesses can win a share of £14 million to either develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility.

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Business customers now receive fewer online documents

Business customers now receive fewer online documents

We have changed how we confirm online applications for Land Registry portal users.

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Contacting the Insolvency Enquiry Line

Contacting the Insolvency Enquiry Line

Due to telephony issues our Insolvency Enquiry Line is currently unavailable.

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CMA investigates Heineken/Punch Taverns pubs acquisition

CMA investigates Heineken/Punch Taverns pubs acquisition

The CMA has opened an investigation into Heineken’s proposed acquisition of part of the Punch Taverns pubs portfolio.

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CMA updates register of advisory and warning letters

CMA updates register of advisory and warning letters

The CMA has updated its register of competition law advisory and warning letters with details for 2016.

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Chief Secretary meets Fife businesses to hear growth plans

Chief Secretary meets Fife businesses to hear growth plans

David Gauke met with Dunfermline businesses before chairing latest Devolved Administration Finance Minister meeting in Edinburgh.

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UK House Price Index (HPI) annual review 2016

UK House Price Index (HPI) annual review 2016

A review of the UK House Price Index statistics for 2016.

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Land Registry consults on Land Registration Rules 2003

Land Registry consults on Land Registration Rules 2003

Proposed rule changes will allow the introduction of new digital conveyancing and registration solutions over time.

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Manchester hospital trusts request fast track merger reference

Manchester hospital trusts request fast track merger reference

The CMA has opened a phase 1 investigation into the anticipated merger between 2 hospital trusts in central Manchester.

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Venturefest Bristol and Bath: exploring future cities innovation

Venturefest Bristol and Bath: exploring future cities innovation

Nine-month programme of events will explore the technologies transforming the places we live into smart cities.

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Business Secretary and TUC host corporate governance roundtable

Business Secretary and TUC host corporate governance roundtable

Business Secretary Greg Clark today discussed executive pay and how workers’ voices can be better heard in the boardroom as he co-hosted a roundtable with TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.

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Business Secretary and TUC host corporate governance roundtable

Business Secretary and TUC host corporate governance roundtable

Business Secretary Greg Clark today discussed executive pay and how workers’ voices can be better heard in the boardroom as he co-hosted a roundtable with TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.

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Request for supplier feedback on Local Land Charges procurement documents

Request for supplier feedback on Local Land Charges procurement documents

Land Registry is requesting supplier feedback on the draft of procurement documents about Digitisation and Transformation.

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CMA welcomes new Project Director

CMA welcomes new Project Director

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced the appointment of Alison Gold as a Project Director.

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Domain name scam

Domain name scam

Information about the latest domain name scam and what you should do if you receive a phone call.

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CMA reviews FirstGroup bus undertakings in Bristol

CMA reviews FirstGroup bus undertakings in Bristol

The CMA is to review long-standing undertakings covering FirstGroup and local authority tendered bus services in the Greater Bristol area.

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Accelerator Innovation Network Event

Accelerator Innovation Network Event

The Defence and Security Accelerator is holding an event in London on 23 February 2017 to provide information on the first Innovation Fund challenge

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Accelerator face to face meetings

Accelerator face to face meetings

An opportunity to book a meeting with the Defence and Security Accelerator team to discuss your research idea.

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2016 corporate and personal insolvency statistics

2016 corporate and personal insolvency statistics

Corporate and personal insolvency statistics for 2016 have been published.

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Car manufacturers celebrate record year

Car manufacturers celebrate record year

2016 saw 1.7 million cars manufactured in Britain.

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UK South Africa joint trade statement

UK   South Africa joint trade statement

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

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CMA updates competition law risk short guide

CMA updates competition law risk short guide

An updated risk guide for senior managers, directors and their advisers on how to avoid breaking competition law.

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BMW changes policy on car comparison sites following CMA action

BMW changes policy on car comparison sites following CMA action

The CMA will not investigate claims that BMW UK restricted its dealers’ use of new car sites, after BMW UK decided to change its policy.

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Liam Fox welcomes industrial strategy commitment to UK trade

Liam Fox welcomes industrial strategy commitment to UK trade

International Trade Secretary affirms government's commitment to growing trade and investment on visit to auto-engineering firm in Oxfordshire.

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Regional policy vacancies at the IPO

Regional policy vacancies at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit 2 Business Support Policy Advisors in Birmingham and Manchester.

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Developing a modern industrial strategy

Developing a modern industrial strategy

We are building an industrial strategy to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the UK.

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CMA accepts remedies in convenience store merger

CMA accepts remedies in convenience store merger

The CMA has accepted Co-op’s proposals to remedy competition concerns over its purchase of a My Local store in Widnes, Cheshire.

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CMA looks to help companies with disclosure process

CMA looks to help companies with disclosure process

The CMA has published a summary of an expert roundtable discussion along with templates to assist businesses with CMA disclosure processes.

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Welsh Secretary visits Spectrum Technologies

Welsh Secretary visits Spectrum Technologies

Secretary of State for Wales visits world leading laser technology company, Spectrum Technologies.

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Insolvency Service forms: removal and replacement

Insolvency Service forms: removal and replacement

From 6 April 2017, as part of the changes introduced by the Insolvency (England & Wales) Rules 2016, all statutory forms relating to insolvency procedures will be withdrawn.

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IP connect newsletter: January 2017

IP connect newsletter: January 2017

Monthly newsletter designed to keep you in touch with policy based activity and news at the Intellectual Property Office.

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Minister Nick Hurd announces £5 million towards Redcar Growth Zone

Minister Nick Hurd announces £5 million towards Redcar Growth Zone

Climate Change and Industry Minister Nick Hurd announced today that £5 million, from a pot of up to £80 million of government funding, committed in response to the collapse of the SSI plant in Redcar, will go towards a Redcar Growth Zone.

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New Board chairman appointed

New Board chairman appointed

Credit, debt and insolvency specialist Stephen Allinson has been appointed chairman of the Insolvency Service Board.

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Accessing our online services

Accessing our online services

Our online services are currently unavailable.

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Get It Right from a Genuine Site copyright campaign update

Get It Right from a Genuine Site copyright campaign update

An update on the Get It Right from a Genuine Site copyright awareness campaign and why ISPs are sending educational alerts.

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CMA to consider Mastercard/VocaLink remedies

CMA to consider Mastercard/VocaLink remedies

The CMA is to consider whether undertakings offered by Mastercard and VocaLink remove the need to carry out an in-depth merger investigation.

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Margot James in Worcestershire to meet innovative firms

Margot James in Worcestershire to meet innovative firms

Business Minister Margot James today visited the Malvern Hills Science Park, to learn more about Worcestershire’s cutting-edge technology industries and discuss the Government’s upcoming Industrial Strategy.

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Digital Technology vacancies at the IPO

Digital Technology vacancies at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit a number of IT professionals.

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Jesse Norman chairs marine roundtable

Jesse Norman chairs marine roundtable

Industry Minister Jesse Norman visited the London Boat Show and met with leading marine and maritime businesses.

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