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open and fair trade

The EU: The undisputed global leader in open and fair trade

David Martin MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament argues that the EU is now the undisputed global leader in open and fair trade
local industrial strategy

Swindon & Wiltshire’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy

Paddy Bradley Director of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP lifts the lid on the organisation’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy
UK government departments

Digital transformation done right for UK government departments

Peter Miller explains how Visionist helped the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) transform their digital capabilities, processes and people.
G20

G20 trade minsters meet to discuss international trade

G20 trade ministers met in Argentina to discuss keeping markets open, addressing economic development and reinvigorating the international trading system.
space sector

How will Brexit impact the space sector?

Leyton Wells, ESPI research fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explores the issues around the space sector in light of the UK’s Brexit
government work

Digital transformation, collaboration and innovation: Making government work better for everyone

Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) provides an update on how digital transformation is helping to make government work better for everyone
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
public spending

Deploying technology to bridge the public spending gap

Adrian Fieldhouse, Managing Director for Government at Sopra Steria explores how the deployment of technology can help to bridge the public spending gap
rough sleepers

Funding allocated for councils to help rough sleepers

Rough sleepers will receive further support after the government set out plans to fund 83 areas with the highest numbers of people at risk over the next 2 years
copyright law

The future of copyright law in Europe

Daniel Dalton MEP of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group shares his thoughts on the key issues on the future of copyright law in Europe
space sector

Space sector to benefit form multi-million pound investment

UK space sector will benefit from a £92 million investment to design a national alternative to the EU's Galileo satellite system, ensuring UK security post Brexit
businesses and infrastructure

UK to invest £8 billion in businesses and infrastructure across Africa

The UK is announcing a range of measures to boost much-needed investment in businesses and infrastructure across Africa, the Prime Minister announced in Cape Town
digital skills

£1 million to boost diversity of people working in digital and tech jobs

The government has issued a £1 million Digital Skills Innovation Fund which will support underrepresented groups to find roles in the digital and tech sector.
government digital spending

Almost half of government digital spending now goes to SMEs

The latest figures from Digital Marketplace show that almost half of all government digital spending went directly to small and medium-sized enterprises 
tourism industry

Call for tourism industry to do more to cater for disabled people

Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton, and Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis, urge all leisure attractions to “follow their lead” and ensure they are catering for disabled customers’ needs
whitepaper

New whitepaper calls for government-wide AI platform

A new artificial intelligence whitepaper, compiled by experts from industry, academia, and politics, outlines the opportunities and challenges that AI presents for more efficient, effective and productive public services
Scottish festivals

Scottish festivals boosts economy by millions

The Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, will be joined by other UK Government cabinet ministers in Edinburgh in a show of support for Scottish festivals and to celebrate the international profile and significant economic boost they bring
universal credit

Understanding your citizens: The Universal Credit challenge

Local authorities and social housing providers must use data to provide a faster and more efficient service for the citizens they serve says Gary Bell, Civica’s Executive Director, Managed Services
social housing residents

Social housing residents to receive new deal

A new deal for social housing residents, as part of the government's commitment to make a housing market fit for the future has been launched by Secretary of State for Communities Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
uk's citizens

Better government starts with knowing your citizens deeply

Roderick Crawford, Director of Public Sector at SAS UK & Ireland assesses the governments determination to improve the relationship between the general public and the public sector.