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compliance

Compliance: Reassurance in today’s complex and fast- changing world

Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians Management Ltd explains why compliance is a reassurance in today’s complex and fast-changing world
digital transformation

Digital transformation: Government vs Healthcare

Digital transformation is evolving our world as we know it. With many sectors including Government and Healthcare using the digital revolution as a means to move forward with the times and improve the way they operate on a daily basis, here at Open Access Government we compare the two to see who is taking the lead

The European Union’s Single Market

The European Union has created a strong Single Market with all the laws and rules that come with it, it has created a common currency and has removed barriers and borders, but we are still far from having created the people’s union
Health, prevention and long-term care

Health, prevention and long-term care in Germany

The background of Jens Spahn, Germany’s Federal Minister of Health is examined here, plus the wider work of the Federal Ministry of Health concerning health, prevention and long-term care.
Side-Effects of GDPR

The Unexpected Side-Effects of GDPR

David Emm, Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab discusses the unexpected side-effects of GDPR shortly after the new legislation came into effect 
child protection

More than 180 children are placed on child protection every day

Six classrooms worth of children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm, according to figured analysed by the LGA
digital, data and technology

The GDS: Leading digital, data and technology for the UK government

The work of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in leading lead the digital, data and technology function for the UK government is examined here by Open Access Government
NHS

NHS to benefit from £20.5 billion funding boost over the next 5 years

The Prime Minister has announced that the NHS will receive increased funding of £20.5 billion per year by the end of five years
industrial strategy

New online tool transforms Science Minister into #ScienceSpotlight avatar

Science Minister Sam Gyimah, will appear as an avatar on the Twitter channel for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy — on a fortnightly basis — to promote the government's work into science, research and development as part of the modern Industrial Strategy.
accountability

Improving the government’s accountability to the public: A view from the UK

Benoit Guerin, senior researcher at the Institute for Government, argues that better accountability for the government can deliver concrete benefits to citizens.
Grenfell Tower

Green memorials mark Grenfell Tower tragedy one year on

At 12pm today, survivors and relatives will gather at the foot of Grenfell Tower for a minute's silence to mourn the tragedy that killed 72 people one year ago
UK government estate

Managing the UK government estate more effectively and efficiently

Open Access Government charts the role of the Office of Government Property (OGP) and the Government Property Agency (GPA) in managing the UK government estate more effectively and efficiently

European Commission research budget labelled ‘most ambitious ever’

Carlos Moedas, the EU’s Research Commissioner proposed a €94.1 billion research budget to member states, pushing for increased spending on basic science and plans for a new innovation council to drive transformative ideas throughout Europe
zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts can be positive, says Taylor

Taylor declares zero-hours contracts can be positive at Peninsula’s annual HR and business leaders’ forum
Vehicle Attacks

Security needs to be improved to protect against all vehicle attacks

Gavin Hepburn, Director at ATG Access argues that security needs to be improved to protect against all vehicle attacks – intentional or otherwise, in this opinion article
terror attacks

A new security standard for criminal vehicle impacts

Roger Knight, Marshalls’ Head of New Product Development and Engineering for Landscape Protection, explains what the new PAS 170 security standard will provide and the benefits it will bring for businesses and government organisations in terms of criminal vehicle impacts
scale-up businesses

Three quarters of UK scale-up tech businesses believe Brexit won’t hurt them

According to new research from Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, tax and investment management group, almost half (45%) of the tech scale-up businesses in the UK believe that the Government’s approach to Brexit and international trade will have no impact on them, while 30% think they stand to benefit.
not online

Millions of over 55s not online and missing out on essential services

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that a whopping 4.7 million people (making up 94% of all 'non-users') over the age of 55 are not online. The report warns that they could be at risk of missing out on essential services provided by companies that continue to move their businesses online
housing allocation

The role of housing allocation in the decline of high rise housing estates

Dr Gideon Bolt from the Department of Human Geography and Planning, Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University tells us about the vital role of housing allocation in the decline of high rise housing estates
defence and security

UK seeks co-operation with Canada over trade opportunities in defence and security sectors

Leading technology companies in the UK showcased their products and services for land-based naval and aerospace use at CANSEC 2018 - Canada's largest defence industry event - in the hopes of securing industrial cooperation and joint ventures with Canadian companies