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News story: Statement by Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire on Thursday 29 June 2017.

The parties here are continuing to engage intensively with a view to agree the formation of an Executive.

Much progress has been made but a number of outstanding issues remain.

I believe that a resolution can be found and I am urging the parties to continue focusing all their efforts...Read More »

Statement to Parliament: Sky/Fox Merger


I came to this House, on 16 March, to confirm that I had issued a European Intervention Notice (EIN) in relation to the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky Plc on the grounds of media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards.

The EIN triggered a...Read More »

News story: Plans published to make it easier to shop around for legal services

Legal services regulators have today published their plans to help people shop around more effectively, in response to the CMA’s market study.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) spent a year conducting a thorough review, known as a market...Read More »

News story: £15 million boost for 50 cutting-edge projects

Funding will support UK businesses to take forward cutting-edge and game-changing projects leading to new products, processes or services.

Innovative businesses across the UK will receive up to £15 million through Innovate UK’s latest open funding competition. It comes through round 2 of our...Read More »

Press release: Ineos is granted environmental permit for exploratory borehole in Derbyshire

The Environment Agency has granted an environmental permit to allow Ineos Upstream Ltd to drill an exploratory borehole at a site in Derbyshire.

The ‘Standard Rules’ permit allows the company to carry out drilling, waste management, and low-risk testing at its Bramleymoor Lane drilling...Read More »

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