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Innovate UK appointments confirmed

Innovate UK appointments confirmed

Three new non-executive directors for the Innovate UK board have been named by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

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Acas council reappointments confirmed

Acas council reappointments confirmed

The Business Secretary has confirmed the reappointment of Jane McNeill, Mike Gooddie, Neil Carberry and Paul Nowak as members of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Council.

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UK announces new support for security reform in Somalia

UK announces new support for security reform in Somalia

Ahead of the May 2017 London Somalia Conference, the UK welcomes Somali agreement of a National Security Architecture, and announces £21m in additional support.

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Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

Work has officially begun in Scotland on HMS Spey, the fifth ship in a fleet of new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Navy.

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Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, has today announced three new missile contracts worth a combined £539 million for state-of-the-art Meteor, Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and Sea Viper missile systems at MBDA Stevenage.

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Richard Turfitt appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Richard Turfitt appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Transport Minister John Hayes appoints Richard Turfitt as the new Senior Traffic Commissioner.

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£1.4 billion deal for Royal Navy’s new attack submarine

£1.4 billion deal for Royal Navy’s new attack submarine

The MOD has negotiated a new £1.4 billion contract for the Royal Navy’s new attack submarine, the sixth in a total fleet of seven, which will protect the UK’s new aircraft carriers and nuclear deterrent.

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Autonomy on the front line: supplying Armed Forces on the battlefield

Autonomy on the front line: supplying Armed Forces on the battlefield

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin challenges industry and academia to design autonomous systems that can resupply our front-line troops.

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New Lower Thames Crossings to cut congestion and create thousands of jobs

New Lower Thames Crossings to cut congestion and create thousands of jobs

Preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing and A13 widening announced.

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SME wins first campaign through Campaign Solutions framework

SME wins first campaign through Campaign Solutions framework

London-based SME 23red are developing a major marketing campaign through a new Crown Commercial Service framework.

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Non Executive Director appointment to the Office for Nuclear Regulation

Non Executive Director appointment to the Office for Nuclear Regulation

Oona Muirhead has been reappointed to the position of Non-Executive Director on the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s (ONR) board.

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Professor Francis Davis appointed to the Office for Disability Issues

Professor Francis Davis appointed to the Office for Disability Issues

In his new role, Professor Francis Davis will work to promote social enterprise and improve employment opportunities for disabled people.

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Defence Secretary boosts Welsh jobs on visit to Aston Martin and GDUK

Defence Secretary boosts Welsh jobs on visit to Aston Martin and GDUK

The Defence Secretary today announced a £330 million contract to design the next-generation of battlefield communications on a visit to Wales.

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Champions League policing bolstered by £1.4m UK Government grant

Champions League policing bolstered by £1.4m UK Government grant

Alun Cairns: Safety and security of visitors to Cardiff of paramount importance

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FinTech Week 2017 line up confirmed

FinTech Week 2017 line up confirmed

The agenda for the UK Fintech Week 2017 has been confirmed by the Chancellor.

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Defence Minister unveils new £83 million state of the art logistics site

Defence Minister unveils new £83 million state of the art logistics site

The Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin, has formally opened a huge state-of-the-art £83 million MOD logistics centre in Shropshire.

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Prime Minister's visit to Saudi Arabia and Jordan: April 2017

Prime Minister's visit to Saudi Arabia and Jordan: April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May visits Jordan and Saudi Arabia from 3 to 5 April to further strengthen the UK's relationships in the Middle East.

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Prime Minister's visit to Saudi Arabia and Jordan: April 2017

Prime Minister's visit to Saudi Arabia and Jordan: April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May visits Jordan and Saudi Arabia from 3 to 5 April to further strengthen the UK's relationships in the Middle East.

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UK India economic and trade relations to take centre stage on two day visit

UK India economic and trade relations to take centre stage on two day visit

Philip Hammond will visit Delhi and Mumbai as part of the 9th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD), hosted by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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New penalties for breaching financial sanctions now in force

New penalties for breaching financial sanctions now in force

The Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) can now impose penalties for serious financial sanctions breaches.

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New water choice for English businesses

New water choice for English businesses

The water retail market opened on April 1st will deliver benefits to the economy and water customers.

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Institute for Apprenticeships to ensure quality skills training

Institute for Apprenticeships to ensure quality skills training

The institute supports the government’s commitment to invest in home grown-skills.

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Inventory of radioactive wastes and materials in UK updated

Inventory of radioactive wastes and materials in UK updated

The 2016 UK Radioactive Wastes and Materials Inventory (the Inventory) is updated every 3 years to provide the latest national record on radioactive wastes and materials in the UK.

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Make in India, finance in the UK says the Chancellor

Make in India, finance in the UK says the Chancellor

The Chancellor’s message in Delhi and Mumbai this week is that the UK is perfectly placed to finance manufacturing growth in India.

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Defence Secretary welcomes US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the UK for the first time

Defence Secretary welcomes US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the UK for the first time

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has hosted Jim Mattis on his first visit to the UK as US Secretary of Defense.

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Review of UK Anti Doping launched

Review of UK Anti Doping launched

Call for evidence underway on the role of UK Anti-Doping as part of review of the organisation

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Help to Buy used by over a million

Help to Buy used by over a million

More than 259,000 people have already bought a home using one of the government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes, and over 868,000 have opened a Help to buy: ISA.

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Do you want to help shape the future of energy?

Do you want to help shape the future of energy?

UKAEA seeks two new Non-Executive Directors

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New route to provide better journeys in Somerset

New route to provide better journeys in Somerset

A358 upgrade to boost business and tourism in south-west.

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UK government ministers attend first maritime trade mission in China

UK government ministers attend first maritime trade mission in China

International Trade Minister, Mark Garnier and Maritime Minister, John Hayes, will visit China this week to attend ‘The Golden Era: Sino-UK Maritime Trade and Investment Forum’.

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New agency to provide joined up education and skills funding

New agency to provide joined up education and skills funding

The new body will carry out the roles of the Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency.

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New app to report Asian hornet sightings

New app to report Asian hornet sightings

Asian Hornet Watch - new app launched to help people quickly and easily report sightings of this invasive species.

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Government commits to drawing up new guidance to support working mothers of premature babies

Government commits to drawing up new guidance to support working mothers of premature babies

The guidance will cover everything from requests for flexible working to additional time off.

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Professor Andrew Thompson appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professor Andrew Thompson appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professor Thompson appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council following a term as interim chief.

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PM to visit Scotland to set out plan for Britain

PM to visit Scotland to set out plan for Britain

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Scotland to set out her aim of building a global Britain that fully embraces its role on the world stage.

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UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support.

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PM visits Wales before triggering Article 50

PM visits Wales before triggering Article 50

The Prime Minister visited Wales as part of her ongoing engagement with the devolved nations ahead of triggering Article 50.

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Accelerator face to face meetings: 4 April 2017 in Harwell

Accelerator face to face meetings: 4 April 2017 in Harwell

An opportunity to book a meeting with Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) in Harwell to discuss your research idea.

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UK Commission on the Status of Women National Statement

UK Commission on the Status of Women   National Statement

UK Government commitment to the UN on women's economic empowerment and gender equality

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MOD signs £14 million contract for lifesaving medical technology

MOD signs £14 million contract for lifesaving medical technology

A Basingstoke company is set to deliver lifesaving medical monitors to the UK Armed Forces under a £14 million deal with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) that will sustain over 60 jobs.

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UK extends women’s rights protections to Bermuda and St Helena

UK extends women’s rights protections to Bermuda and St Helena

International discrimination protections have been increased for over 35,000 women and girls.

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Better value for money and fairer profits

Better value for money and fairer profits

The Defence Secretary has today announced a better deal for taxpayers, with the lowering of the baseline profit rate for contracts placed under Single Source Contract Regulations from 8.95% to 7.46%.

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New traffic commissioners appointed in England

New traffic commissioners appointed in England

Tim Blackmore OBE and Simon Evans appointed as new traffic commissioners.

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Top quality training providers announced in new register

Top quality training providers announced in new register

Through the register, organisations that have met the criteria will deliver top-quality training for individuals and employers.

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Framework Authority for Crown Hosting Services transfers to CCS

Framework Authority for Crown Hosting Services transfers to CCS

Crown Commercial Service is the new custodian of the Framework Authority of the Crown Hosting Service.

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