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The Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy UK government initiative

Ben Rowland from Arch Apprentices provides comment on the apprenticeships levy in the UK
antimicrobial resistance

UK Government invests £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The funding will be used to deliver four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF)
border control

Bolstering border control in the age of machine learning

Ray Batt, Director, Border Security Program, Global Public Sector at Unisys provides an expert perspective on bolstering border control in the age of machine learning
cancer diagnosis

Artificial Intelligence to improve cancer diagnosis

Ambitious new plans set out by the Prime Minister today will see around 22,000 fewer people dying from cancer each year by 2033
research and innovation

EU Research Commissioner fights to protect a €100 billion investment

The EU’s research Commissioner, Carlos Moedas has demanded more commitment from member states on research and innovation spending, despite a widespread sense of reluctance throughout the European Union to increase the budget.
brexit 2018

The public perception of Brexit in 2018

Research from Morgan McKinley reveals that the UK working population are not happy with the Brexit vote, with 58% of professionals wanting another vote to determine the UK’s future
new gcse's

Pupils prepare to sit new gold-standard GCSE exams

To mark the start of exam season, hundreds and thousands of pupils throughout the UK will sit 20 new GCSE exams this week for the first time.
Open Data Adoption

Governments and Open Data Adoption

James Eiloart provides three key considerations for designing systems that will empower citizens to use raw data and turn it into actionable insights, in this article
brain cancer research

Government to invest in brain cancer research in honour of Tessa Jowell

Government doubles investment in brain cancer research with £40 million 'Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission’

Extend vote to 16-year-olds to make democracy open and fair, say AoC and NUS

Fair.Vote campaign brings together individuals and organisations from across the UK and politicians of all parties who believe that democracy should be open and fair
food bills

Consumers could face food bills after brexit

Thirty percent of food eaten in the UK currently comes from the EU: post-Brexit trade barriers threaten to disrupt that supply and increase costs for consumers, according to a new report from the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

MPs participate in photocall at parliament to show support for Fair.Vote campaign

More than 30 MPs participated in a drop-in photocall session at Parliament last Wednesday (2 May 2018) to show support for the Private Member’s Bill launched by Peter Kyle MP, aiming to lower the voting age to 16
phishing scam

HMRC warns of tax refund phishing scam

HMRC is asking people to stay alert to a recent email and text scam which has been tricking thousands into handing over their savings
rough sleeping

Housing Secretary awards funding to reduce rough sleeping

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire awards funding to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands to reduce rough sleeping
rough sleeping

Mayor of Greater Manchester demands housing should be a ‘human right like health or...

Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester has urged the government to tackle the homeless crisis on UK streets by granting local leaders with new freedoms to build more properties for social rent.
personal data

Who is collecting personal data & where does corporate responsibility lie?

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, personal data has yet again become a diamond in the eyes of media. And with GDPR being less than one month away, it is time to really discuss who can access personal information and for what purposes
EU-Africa relations

EU-Africa Relations: A perspective from the European Council

Writer, MF Warrender from Open Access Government sheds light on EU-Africa Relations from the perspective of the European Council
government estate

The importance of managing the UK government estate

A spokesperson for the Office of Government Property (OGP) details the importance of managing the government estate and smart working
behavioural insights

Government policy: University Consortium provides behavioural insights

The Behavioural Science Consortium supplies expertise that benefits government policy and services via their Behavioural Insights Framework, as this joint article from Sheffield Hallam University & The University of Manchester reveals
housing crisis

The UK’s current housing crisis: Can your empty property portfolio provide a social dimension?

Vacant property expert, Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians, discusses the country’s current housing crisis and the section of people who cannot buy, nor are they eligible for social housing