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I am thrilled to be visiting @ukaeaofficial today as @GeneralFusion announce their new fusion demonstration plant.

This is a brilliant project and a huge vote of confidence in the UK’s status as a #ScienceSuperpower 🇬🇧💪

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Today in #Oxford I’ve been meeting with innovative organisations who are driving forward cutting-edge fusion & space technology

We’re committed to a stronger & more collaborative science industry to cement the UK’s place as a #ScienceSuperpower 💥 🇬🇧

Fantastic to see @RollsRoyce making these important commitments to invest in green innovation and sustainable aviation

As we approach @COP26 it is more important than ever that our great British companies take steps like these to innovate + invest to fight climate change✈️ 🇬🇧 https://twitter.com/RollsRoyce/status/1405469042937372673

Rolls-Royce@RollsRoyce

Today we launch our roadmap for achieving net zero by 2050. We will focus our technological capabilities to play a leading role in enabling significant elements of the global economy reach a more sustainable future. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/32O850FckPb #NetZero

Next week, top business leaders from companies like @JoJoMamanBebe & @GoogleStartupUK share their experiences of entrepreneurship and scaling up, hosted by @KwasiKwarteng live on Twitter. Mark your calendar:

📅 Weds 23 June
🕚 11 am
Reply with your questions for the panel 👇

The @UKInfraBank has launched!🌳🏦

With a £12 billion initial investment and £10 billion of government guarantees, the UK Infrastructure bank will bring economic growth, green investment and modern infrastructure fit for the 21st century.

http://www.ukib.org.uk

#SharedParentalLeave allows you to experience your baby's special 'first' moments together. Our new online tool helps you quickly and easily:

🟡 check eligibility
🟡 plan how & when you each take leave
🟡 download all the forms you need

Find out more👉 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-online-tool-to-help-working-families-make-the-most-of-shared-parental-leave

Clean air is vital for us and our planet 🌍

We're supporting the distribution of 35k ethanol stoves across Madagascar to replace polluting wood fires.

This will improve air quality AND has already saved 176k tonnes of CO2.

Read more:
https://www.ci-dev.org/programs/madagascar-ethanol-cookstoves

#CleanAirDay

📣 UK Local Authorities and Regulators

Apply for grants of up to £200,000 for initiatives that will help businesses bring innovative products and services to market. The £3 million Regulators' Pioneer Fund closes for applications on 15 July.

Apply Now: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-the-regulators-pioneer-fund

Object #74 #Defragroupin100objects: Wind turbine. Offshore wind offers a path to achieve the UK government’s net-zero ambitions. @DefraGovUK working with @beisgovuk are leading the way in an Offshore Wind Enabling Actions Programme delivering environmentally responsible energy.

Well done to @trussliz + officials in @beisgovuk for resolving the 17-year-long WTO dispute 👏🏾

This 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 agreement:

👉🏿 secures the future of our aerospace sector
👉🏿 accelerates the transition to clean aviation
👉🏿 protects sectors from unfair tariffs

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-us-uk-statement-on-a-cooperative-framework-for-large-civil-aircraft

BREAKING: The UK and the US have reached a deal on the long-standing Airbus Boeing disputes, ensuring key UK businesses are not subject to punitive tariffs.

This means greater export opportunities for iconic UK products like Scotch, cashmere and more.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-us-uk-statement-on-a-cooperative-framework-for-large-civil-aircraft

David installed a heat pump.

His house is warmer, he’s saving money & protecting the planet for his kids.

We’re funding £350 million of low-carbon home upgrades like this one through local authorities.

More👉 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-the-sustainable-warmth-competition

#TogetherForOurPlanet

There are new rules for businesses trading with the EU.

Watch how non-alcohol craft beer producers, @DropBearBeer, in South Wales have adapted using customs agents and the tools available at http://orlo.uk/NZywT

Rules announced today allow commercial rent arrears that have built up through the pandemic to be ringfenced until March 2022.

It means that businesses that have remained closed and been unable to pay rent will continue to be protected from eviction as they recover.

It was a pleasure to speak at the annual British Chambers of Commerce conference this morning!

Private enterprise has always been the key to our national prosperity, generating wealth and jobs across the country. We'll continue to back business as we #BuildBackBetter 👇🏿 https://twitter.com/britishchambers/status/1405076172678045696

BCC@britishchambers

🗣️ In his keynote address at Day 1️⃣ of #BCCconf The Rt Hon @KwasiKwarteng MP , Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said:

"I see my job as being a voice for business"

Even if your business has reopened, you may still be eligible for a Restart Grant.

The scheme is for these businesses in England:

Non-essential retail
Hospitality
Personal Care
Leisure
Accommodation

Check eligibility & apply by 30th June: http://orlo.uk/xPg7W

#PlanForJobs

With @COP26 on the horizon, our #RoadToZeroCarbon report charts GB's journey from mainly #coal-fired power to a grid with almost 50% #zerocarbon.

Read more at http://bit.ly/3ggp4Bn, and take a trip through time below to follow the country's ⚡️⚡️⚡️ mix over the last 30 years 👇

More than 15,000 UK businesses exported goods to #Australia in 2020.

The stock of Australian direct investment in the UK was £14bn in 2019.

Our new trade agreement will make it easier than ever to do business, support jobs and grow our economies together. 🇬🇧🇦🇺

Trade = jobs

From 60% #coal in the 1990s to half our ⚡️⚡️⚡️ from #zerocarbon today, how has GB made its grid one of the greenest?

As we count down to @COP26 – with @nationalgriduk a principal partner – our #RoadToZeroCarbon report shares the story of that transition 👉http://bit.ly/3ggp4Bn

6 months ago we published our ambitious plan to put the UK at the forefront of the green industrial revolution.

Since then we've broken records, created jobs & attracted private investment in the transition to #NetZero

Swipe to see what we’ve achieved👇

#TogetherForOurPlanet

David installed a heat pump.

His house is warmer, he’s saving money & protecting the planet for his kids.

We’re funding £350 million of low-carbon home upgrades like this one through local authorities.

More👉 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-the-sustainable-warmth-competition

#TogetherForOurPlanet

Happy birthday #RaceToZero! 🎈

In 12 months over 4,500 non-state actors, together representing nearly 10% of global emissions and almost 10% of the world’s population, have joined the race to halve emissions by 2030.

Will you join them? 👇

#COP26 | #TogetherForOurPlanet

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