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The Government’s Forward Regulatory Programme

Cover of The Government’s Forward Regulatory ProgrammeLaws and regulations play an essential role in making Britain a fair and safe society. Publication of the Forward Programme brings a new openness and clarity to the regulatory process and will enable decisions on new regulations to be taken in the context of the cumulative burden of the Government’s regulatory programme on business and the wider economy. This is more important than ever in the current economic environment.

Full story: The Government’s Forward Regulatory Programme

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day logo Today is Blog Action Day, an initiative which unites the world’s blogging community in posting about an issue to encourage discussion and action.

This year’s theme is Climate Change, an issue BIS and the Government is addressing by both seeking to cut emissions and also take advantage of new opportunities in low carbon technology.

UK National Contact Point Event

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentUK National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises is hosting a multi-stakeholder event on Monday 9 November 2009, 14:00 – 16:30, to discuss the proposed update of the Guidelines. The event is being held at the BIS Conference Centre.

Further information on UK National Contact Point Event (PDF, 75KB)

IWF Awareness Day – 14 October

Internet Watch Foundation logoThe Internet Watch Foundation is the UK internet ‘Hotline’ for the public to report their inadvertent exposure to online child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.

For more information or to report a website visit www.iwf.org.uk.

Full story: IWF Awareness Day – 14 October

UK Strategic Investment Fund interim report published

People attending an innovation eventThe Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) was announced in Budget 2009. It is a £750 million fund for the UK government to support a range of targeted investments across the UK economy to support growth. Since the creation of the SIF, the Government has committed funding to a range of investments. The UK Strategic Investment Fund – Interim Report (PDF, 490KB) sets out the principles behind the SIF and the investment commitments that have been made so far.

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