Month: March 2015

March 30, 2015

Smart R&D grants: 2015/16 batch assessments dates announced

Innovate UK has announced the new batch assessment dates for the 2015/16 round of Smart grant funding.

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Put innovation at the heart of growth policy, says new report

A new report commissioned by government innovation quango Innovate UK has warned that governments should take a back seat and simply create the ‘conditions’ for innovation, allowing the dynamic business community to get on with innovation itself.

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UK continues rise up global innovation rankings

The 2015 Bloomberg Innovation Index shows the United Kingdom ranked as the tenth most innovative country, a rise of six places on the 2014 index.

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March 25, 2015

Demand for interim managers increases

Enquiries for interim management are increasing, finds the latest polling data from the IMA, the body that represents the interim management provider industry and a specialist sector group of the REC.

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Changes to the Minimum Wage

From Thursday 1 October 2015, the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in March 2015 this year.

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