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42% of people on disability allowance live in poverty

The Social Market Foundation report found that 42% of families who rely on disability allowance are simultaneously living in poverty.
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Towards an energy transition

Neil Gordon, Chief Executive of Subsea UK, charts the move towards energy transition, green energy and the ultimate goal of net-zero, including comment on the burgeoning Asia-Pacific market.
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FDA reveals that Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 86% effective

New documents from the FDA show that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine appears to be 86% effective against COVID-19 - signalling that it will soon be approved in the US.
Data storage

Data storage anxiety could delay to the UK government’s digital ambitions

Steve Rafferty, UK and Ireland Manager, RingCentral, explains how leaders in government organisations can help to ease data storage anxiety through education.
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People with asthma are not a priority group for COVID vaccination

The UK removed people with moderate forms of asthma from the high-priority group for vaccination, which pushes their vaccination date past April.
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The UK’s legalisation of medicinal cannabis

David Hardstaff of BCL’s Cannabis Law & Regulatory team considers the success of the UK’s legalisation of medicinal cannabis products.
social sciences

Sustainable communities, ecosystem services and human well‐being

Michael Slimak Ph.D., retired National Program Director for the Sustainable & Healthy Communities Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), explores the most pressing challenges today that reflect the need to understand interdependencies between the natural and social sciences.
COVID-19 in pregnancy

COVID-19 in pregnancy not linked with stillbirth or early neonatal death

According to a new study, COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death but it may increase the risk of pre-term birth.
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How to support employee wellbeing within local authorities

Grainne Elliott, CMO of Thrive, describes four things that employees of local authorities need to support their wellbeing both on and off the job and can be delivered via this new emphasis on digital tools.
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Targeted policy support for emerging biomedical innovations

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the University of Oxford, illustrates the importance of emerging biomedical innovations in the UK.
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The promises and challenges of biomodifying technologies for the UK

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford, sheds light on the promises as well as biomodifying technologies for the UK.
UK's green homes, green

Why is the UK’s Green Homes Grant Scheme failing to deliver?

Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK - what does this mean for the UK's Green Homes Grant Scheme?
Academy

Future proofing Academy finances post-COVID-19

Pam Tuckett, Head of Education at Bishop Fleming, stresses why it is crucial for Trusts to approve budgets that enable them to be agile, to cope with the constantly changing demands on the sector.
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New partnership between EU and Bio-based Industries Consortium

The European Commission has announced a new partnership with Bio-based Industries Consortium, which is expected to be finalised toward the end of the year.
lead batteries

Accelerating innovation: Lead batteries look to the future

Dr Alistair Davidson, Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation, describes accelerating innovation when it comes to the use of lead batteries in the future.
likelihood of severe COVID, genetic research

Scientists use machine learning to identify likelihood of severe COVID

The research team believe that some people have a genetic predisposition that increases likelihood of severe COVID, which may be crucial to understanding how mutations could change outcomes.
digital innovation in 2021

COVID-19 has finally turned the tide on digital transformation

Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director, Studio Graphene, discusses how and why large businesses are preparing to lead the charge when it comes to digital innovation in 2021.
proximity to work

What happens when the workplace loses its gravitational pull?

Tushar Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Hubble, discusses how 2020 broke all the rules around the way society makes life-changing decisions revolving around our proximity to work and how on a macro-level this will fundamentally affect cities, countries and continents.
school safety

Back to school: Making school safety a priority with smart technology

Smarter Technologies examine how smart technology can assist facilities managers and headteachers in making school environments as safe as possible.
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A national strategy for social care could save the NHS £1 billion every year

Research found that the supported housing and integrated mental health system could save the NHS £950 million if used as a national strategy for social care.

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