Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is the department responsibile for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. It follows the merger in 2016 of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), a reorganisation which also saw apprenticeships and the skills agenda move to the Department for Education (DfE).

Civil service jobs to move to northern England ‘economic hubs’

Rishi Sunak confirmed plans for a new campus for ‘critical economic departments’ in Darlington, and the national infrastructure bank in Leeds.

Budget 2021: Furlough to continue until September

3 Mar 2021

Ahead of the budget, the government has revealed it is to extend the furlough scheme until the end of September.

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Matthew Taylor: ‘Government losing interest in reforms’

19 Feb 2021

Author of the Good Work Plan says there is now a ‘deafening silence’ from the government over employment reforms.

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Nissan Sunderland plant to protect up to 70,000 jobs

22 Jan 2021

Car maker Nissan has confirmed it will keep its Sunderland plant open for the long term now that a trade...

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Opinion: ‘Be wary of hysteria over workers’ rights claims’

21 Jan 2021

There should be no cause for alarm as the government looks at workers' rights – the working time directive is neither here nor there

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Employers flouted minimum wage rules to tune of £6.7m

4 Jan 2021

Household names such as Tesco, Pizza Hut and Superdrug are among 139 firms that have breached minimum wage rules, according to the government.

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‘Unfair’ non-compete and exclusivity clauses to be curtailed

4 Dec 2020

The government has confirmed it intends to crack down on and potentially ban the use of non-compete clauses in employment...

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Government to limit use of non-compete clauses

1 Dec 2020

The government is looking to limit the use of non-compete clauses in an effort to stimulate a more entrepreneurial culture,...

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High Court: Government failed gig workers’ health and safety

30 Nov 2020

The government has failed to implement important EU health and safety protections for workers into UK law, a judicial review...

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Businesses urged to use the Redundancy Payment Service

16 Nov 2020

The government's Redundancy Payments Service is being underused by businesses on the brink of collapse, says a prominent accountancy firm.

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MPs shine a light into dark corners of fashion supply chains

9 Nov 2020

The BEIS Committee is trying to gauge the potential use of forced labour in China in brands' supply chains. We report on the first evidence hearing.

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PwC to resign as Boohoo auditor after working conditions inquiry

19 Oct 2020

In the latest sign of growing fears among the large accountancy firms over reputational damage, PwC is set to resign as auditor of fashion retailer Boohoo.

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Energy firm’s new job plans lauded by Boris Johnson

5 Oct 2020

Octopus Energy has been hailed by the Prime Minister as a world leader in future tech job growth.

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MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

10 Jul 2020

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

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BEIS clarifies furlough holiday rules for staff and temps

14 May 2020

CJRS does not alter the position as to whether or not agency workers are entitled to accrue holiday.

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