Call for organisations to engage with disabled apprentices

Organisations which engage with disabled apprentices can create foothold for themselves in the marketplace and establish themselves as a leaders.

Challenge faced by frontier of digital transformation

Agilisys, the digital transformation specialist, has released a report highlighting some of the greatest challenges organisations are facing as they approach the next digital frontier.

Call for focus on enterprise growth and infrastructure development

The UK is on the verge of a golden age of infrastructure development, and will succeed if it is backed up by a pro-enterprise partnership between government and business.


More than half of UK adults admit to never checking a flood risk

Ten years since the devastating summer floods of 2007, which saw over 48,000 homes affected by flooding.


UK house price index shows an April price rise of 5.6%

UK House Price Index (HPI) for April 2017

The UK House Price Index shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the April data showing:



Early public and private investment speeds up innovation

UK businesses can benefit from a mix of government grants and private equity. Start-ups often rely on external funding – whether that be from public or private sources, or both together – to get them on the right track for success.


Business case is made for a flexible and fair labour market

The CBI has made the business case for a labour market which is both flexible and fair in their submission to Matthew Taylor’s independent review of modern employment practices.


Future funding for manufacturing and materials

As a UK business you can apply for a share of £15 million to develop solutions to the challenges of future manufacturing and materials.


Changes to reduce the number of mergers investigated in small markets

The CMA has confirmed changes to reduce the number of mergers it investigates in smaller markets. In January, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) consulted on raising the threshold for markets where mergers might not warrant investigation.


Number in work rises but pay growth continues to struggle

Data released by the CBI/Pertemps economic update shows that the number of people in work has risen once again. Alongside this, the employment rate remained at a joint record high of 74.8%.


Funding available for robotics and AI technologies challenge fund

Up to £16 million is available to UK business across 2 competitions for technologies and systems for extreme and challenging environments.



HM Land Registry completes more than 1.6m applications in May

May 2017 Transaction Data         

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that HM Land Registry completed in May 2017.


Awards presented by TWI at Imperial War Museum, Duxford

The Welding Institute’s Annual Awards and Dinner took place on 20 June 2017 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridge, with over 200 invited guests from industry and academia.