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Improving Small Business Productivity

Small businesses across the UK will benefit from stronger leadership and entrepreneurship skills to improve their overall productivity, thanks to 8 innovative projects which received the green light today.


Video Games Prototype Fund Launched for Video Games Industry

Government launches £4million Video Games Prototype Fund to support UK video games development.



State Pension Top Up Scheme Starts

From tomorrow (12 October 2015), a new scheme is being launched helping anyone reaching State Pension age before 6 April 2016 to safeguard their long-term financial security.


DECC – Switching Energy Suppliers Can Save Money

New data reveals there is a staggering £2.2 billion worth of savings available to households in the UK if they simply switch their energy supplier.


CDE Competition Webinar – Big Data for Defence

A webinar for this Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) £2 million phase-1 research funding competition will be held on 3 November 2015.



Innovate 2015 – 9 and 10 November

Facebook vice-president to give keynote speech at Innovate 2015.


Rules to Cap Credit and Debit Card Fees

Government publishes its response to consultation on rules to cap the fees charged by banks to their business customers for processing credit and debit card payments.


Updates to the Highway Code

The Highway Code on GOV.UK has been made easier to use, as research shows how keeping up to date changes people’s road behaviour.


New GP Contract for 7 Day GP Services by 2020

Millions of patients will benefit from ground-breaking plans for 7-day access to both their GPs and hospitals, David Cameron has announced.


Prime Minister’s Tribute to Denis Healey

David Cameron has made a statement on the death of former Chancellor Denis Healey.


Government Crackdown on Unethical Charity Fundraising

No more excuses for charity fundraisers as new rules brought in to protect vulnerable people.


Introduction of Unified Patent Court

Today we are a step closer to the realisation of a new single unitary patent and Unified Patent Court providing uniform protection for UK business in up to 26 EU Member States.


Smoking in Cars with Children is Now Banned

To protect children from the dangers of secondhand smoke, it’s now illegal to smoke in cars and other vehicles with someone under 18 present.


New National Minimum Wage Rates Come into Force

The pay packets of thousands of Welsh workers will be boosted from today as the new National Minimum Wage rates come into force.


Consumer Rights Act and Digital Products

Consumer Rights Act to give consumers new legal rights entitling them to a repair or replacement when digital products are faulty.


Internet of Things Innovation Funding

Security for the Internet of Things: apply for innovation funding.


Terrorism Act Alert by Charity Commissioon

Requirement under section 19 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to report certain terrorist financing offences.


British D-Day Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur

15 British veterans were presented with France’s highest honour for their role in liberating the country in the Second World War.


UN Sanctions for British fighters Who Join ISIL in Syria

British foreign fighters that have gone to join ISIL in Syria could be subject to UN sanctions for the first time.


UK Support for Iraqi Victims of ISIL

International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announces £20 million in life-saving new UK aid funding during visit to Iraq.


More Electric Bikes for Cycle Hire Schemes

£700,000 competition supports hire schemes across the country with hundreds of new electric bicycles to get more people cycling.


Free WiFi on Public Transport

Millions of commuters benefitting from Government’s free Wi-Fi on public transport.