£14.7 Million Boost For Innovative 3D Printing Projects

UK businesses are set to benefit from a £14.7 million investment to develop 3D printing projects.. The Technology Strategy Board and Research Councils are investing £8.4 million into the projects that will leverage in an additional £6.3 million of private investment. The funding will help businesses to develop new manufacturing solutions in 3D printing technology […]

New Proposals To Introduce ‘Superfast’ Patent Service

Plans to bring in a new ‘superfast’ patent processing service, which will be capable of granting patents in just 90 days, were confirmed by Intellectual Property Minister Lord Younger today. The UK government has today published a consultation on how the service should work, following on from Business Secretary Vince Cable’s announcement last year that […]

UK Government Approves New National Minimum Wage Rate of £6.31 an hour

The government has today accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendations for this year’s adult and youth National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates. However, the government has concluded that the apprentice rate should be increased rather than frozen as recommended by the LPC. The LPC based this recommendation on concerns about level of compliance with […]