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Armed forces personnel and families to be given extra support to learn overseas

Armed forces personnel and families to be given extra support to learn overseas

Universities Minister announces changes to student funding to benefit armed forces members and their families.

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Dr Hermann Hauser awarded honorary KBE

Dr Hermann Hauser awarded honorary KBE

Business Secretary Sajid Javid, has bestowed an honorary KBE on Dr Hermann Hauser.

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Membership of Recall Review Steering Group

Membership of Recall Review Steering Group

Business Minister Anna Soubry has established a new industry-led group to work with government to improve product safety recalls in the UK.

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‘People with Significant Control’ Companies House register goes live

‘People with Significant Control’ Companies House register goes live

From today (30 June 2016) companies will have to declare who owns or controls them to Companies House.

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Two years since flexible working extended to all employees

Two years since flexible working extended to all employees

It's been 2 years since the government extended the right to apply for flexible working to all employees.

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Statement on higher education and research following the EU referendum

Statement on higher education and research following the EU referendum

Statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on higher education and research following the EU referendum.

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Dads urged to consider Shared Parental Leave

Dads urged to consider Shared Parental Leave

Eligible dads can now share up to 39 weeks’ pay and up to 52 weeks of leave with the child’s mother in the first year of their baby’s life.

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After one marathon, hundreds of experiments, and millions inspired, Tim Peake has returned to Earth

After one marathon, hundreds of experiments, and millions inspired, Tim Peake has returned to Earth

Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut has returned to Earth following the successful conclusion of his 6 month mission.

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Second meeting of the joint Steel Council

Second meeting of the joint Steel Council

Plans to undertake new research into future market opportunities for UK steel were agreed today at the second meeting of the Steel Council.

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Board confirms Sheffield closure and creation of London policy centre by 2018

Board confirms Sheffield closure and creation of London policy centre by 2018

The decision to close the Sheffield office forms part of wider plans to modernise the department, saving around £350 million by 2020.

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Better Markets Bill to arm consumers with more power and choice

Better Markets Bill to arm consumers with more power and choice

The government has taken steps to improve Britain’s competitiveness and open up markets, in a bid to empower consumers with greater choice.

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Thousands of apprentices to take part in major pay study

Thousands of apprentices to take part in major pay study

The 2016 Apprenticeship Pay Survey is an important research project providing information on training, hours and pay from current apprentices.

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Higher Education and Research Bill to deliver choice and opportunity for students

Higher Education and Research Bill to deliver choice and opportunity for students

The government has today published its Higher Education and Research Bill.

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John Kingman to lead creation of new £6 billion research and innovation body

John Kingman to lead creation of new £6 billion research and innovation body

Science Minister Jo Johnson has confirmed that John Kingman will be appointed as Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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TTIP: Separating myth from fact

TTIP: Separating myth from fact

This weekend (23 and 24 April 2016) US President Barack Obama has been speaking about progress on concluding negotiations on the EU-US free trade agreement, otherwise known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Ministers write to universities and colleges encouraging all students to register to vote

Ministers write to universities and colleges encouraging all students to register to vote

Skills Minister Nick Boles and Universities Minister Jo Johnson have written to college and university leaders asking for their support in encouraging all students to register to vote.

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Employers of young apprentices will no longer pay National Insurance contributions

Employers of young apprentices will no longer pay National Insurance contributions

Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 years have been abolished.

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Employers of young apprentices will no longer pay National Insurance contributions

Employers of young apprentices will no longer pay National Insurance contributions

Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 years have been abolished.

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Business Secretary confirms formal Tata Steel sale process

Business Secretary confirms formal Tata Steel sale process

Formal sale process for Tata’s UK operations to begin by Monday 11 April.

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‘People with Significant Control’ register comes into force

‘People with Significant Control’ register comes into force

From today (6 April 2016) companies will have to hold a register of People with Significant Control (PSC).

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Steel industry: Business Secretary Sajid Javid to meet Tata Group chairman

Steel industry: Business Secretary Sajid Javid to meet Tata Group chairman

Business Secretary Sajid Javid will fly to Mumbai today for a meeting with Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry tomorrow (Wednesday 6 April 2016) for an update on the sale process of Tata Steel’s UK operations.

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New consultation launched on energy cost relief for industry

New consultation launched on energy cost relief for industry

The Business Secretary outlines details of an exemption for the steel sector and other energy intensive industries for energy costs relief.

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The apprentices who make Easter

The apprentices who make Easter

Businesses of all sizes pledged a further 30,000 new apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2016.

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Appointments to Industrial Development Advisory Board

Appointments to Industrial Development Advisory Board

Three new members have been appointed to the Industrial Development Advisory Board.

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Business Minister Anna Soubry urges Trading Standards crackdown on laser pens

Business Minister Anna Soubry urges Trading Standards crackdown on laser pens

Business Minister Anna Soubry has written to Trading Standards calling on them to do more to crackdown on illegal laser pens being sold in the UK.

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Minister celebrates dramatic growth in apprenticeships

Minister celebrates dramatic growth in apprenticeships

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, Minister Nick Boles celebrated apprentices as one of the great successes of the decade.

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Rachel Sandby Thomas has been appointed to the role of Shadow CEO of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Rachel Sandby Thomas has been appointed to the role of Shadow CEO of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Rachel Sandby-Thomas CB has been appointed to the role of Shadow CEO of the Institute for Apprenticeships at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

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Business Secretary and Chair of UK Steel hold first meeting of new joint Steel Council

Business Secretary and Chair of UK Steel hold first meeting of new joint Steel Council

The Business Secretary has brought together industry, unions, UK government and ministers from the devolved administrations to map the steel sector’s long-term future.

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Business Secretary announces new business broadband review

Business Secretary announces new business broadband review

Sajid Javid launches a review of business broadband at the EEF annual conference.

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BT announce top quality opportunities for apprentices

BT announce top quality opportunities for apprentices

With 1 month to go until National Apprenticeship Week, BT has announced the launch of 1,400 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs.

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Javid meets universities to discuss improving social mobility

Javid meets universities to discuss improving social mobility

Universities, schools and employers discussed creating opportunities for those from disadvantaged and black and ethnic minority backgrounds.

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BIS to close Sheffield office

BIS to close Sheffield office

BIS Permanent Secretary announces plans for the closure of St Paul’s Place office in Sheffield.

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New strike thresholds for important public services

New strike thresholds for important public services

Ballots for industrial action in important public services will need at least 40% of union members to have voted in favour of them before disruptive strikes can go ahead.

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Government action to support the steel industry

Government action to support the steel industry

The government is working closely with the steel sector and others to secure a more sustainable future for the industry and steelworkers.

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Further funding confirmed for flood hit businesses

Further funding confirmed for flood hit businesses

Businesses caught up in the devastation of Storm Eva will be able to apply for £6 million of government money to get their doors back open to customers.

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New funding for flood affected businesses

New funding for flood affected businesses

New £5 million business support scheme to help flood-affected businesses get back on their feet.

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UK and 18 other EU countries call for business red tape reduction

UK and 18 other EU countries call for business red tape reduction

Member states, including Germany and France, call for new target to reduce burdens on business, ‘unleashing potential of all businesses’.

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Picketing code to be updated to tackle intimidation

Picketing code to be updated to tackle intimidation

Guidance on picketing is to be updated to tackle the intimidation of people during industrial action.

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Anna Soubry introduces the Enterprise Bill (video)

Anna Soubry introduces the Enterprise Bill (video)

Small Business, Industry and Enterprise Minister Anna Soubry highlights some of the measures in the Enterprise Bill, which was published on 17 September 2015.

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TTIP: an overview of the EU US free trade deal

TTIP: an overview of the EU US free trade deal

Explains the aim of the deal, the negotiations and the benefits to businesses and consumers.

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TTIP: the EU US free trade deal and regulatory standards

TTIP: the EU US free trade deal and regulatory standards

Explains how the EU-US free trade deal will make trade easier and cheaper by reducing unnecessary differences in regulation.

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Government extends accounting rules making it easier for American and Japanese companies to call the UK home

Government extends accounting rules making it easier for American and Japanese companies to call the UK home

The government has announced its intention to enhance existing accounting rules for US and Japanese companies moving to the UK.

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Review of export licensing procedures for Israel

Review of export licensing procedures for Israel

The government has today (14 July 2015) announced the outcome of a review of export licensing for Israel.

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Higher education: student finance changes

Higher education: student finance changes

Student maintenance grants will be replaced with loans for new full-time students in England starting their courses from August 2016.

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Competition and Markets Authority appoints head of enforcement

Competition and Markets Authority appoints head of enforcement

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed a new Executive Director for Enforcement.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.


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