Open Access News

Scottish historic environment policy document undergoes update

A document which provides a framework for the protection and management of the historic environment has been replaced… The ‘Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Policy Statement’...
cloud computing

London council IT teams urged to build cloud services

London local authority IT teams have been called upon to design and implement their digital services through the ‘SuperCloud’… London Grid for Learning (LGfL) Chief...
flood

A rare opportunity to ‘turn the tide’

Oliver Johnson, Policy Executive at Environmental Industries Commission outlines the challenges caused by flooding and highlights details from the Turning the Tide report... Previously occasional,...
child refugee

Councils call for more funding to care for child refugees

Councils are calling for more funding to help with the cost of caring for children who have been displaced from their homes… The UK is...
eu open door immigration

EU Referendum: immigration, security and beer mats

For the past few weeks the focus has been on getting the student population to vote. Now, attention has turn another part of society:...

Digital public services in the UK fall behind EU

The UK has fallen to 16th place among 28 EU member states for delivering digital public services… The 2016 Digital Economy and Society Index has...
electron laser

The X-ray free electron laser for biomolecular structure determination

Dr Dilano K Saldin, of the  Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee outlines the potential of the x-ray free electron laser The US funding agencies were perhaps the first...

New study reveals information on Europe’s towns and regions

A new study has unveiled details of the structures and competences of towns and regions in over 40 countries across Europe… The Council of European...

Self-service for ICPS is great news for the customer  

Bob Theobald, Managing Director, Power On Connections  talks about why self-service for Independent Connection Providers creates a competitive and open energy market... Finally, following years of lobbying, Ofgem...
sterling

Workers union warns Brexit would lower wages

A vote to leave the EU could see wages fall by around £38 per week, according to workers union the TUC… According to the Trades...

Switzerland opens the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel

After nearly two decades of construction the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has been officially opened in Switzerland… A 57km (35 mile) tunnel, boasting...

Nationwide warns house prices slowed in May

The Nationwide building society has warned the annual rate of UK house price growth saw a slowdown in May… According to new figures released by...

IT advances leave 40 per cent more secure

Mav Turner, of SolarWinds highlights how far IT security has come and how nearly 40 per cent of UK companies are more secure than a year...

Construction leaders address EU elephant in referendum debate

The promise of new opportunities, the housing crisis, international trade and the skills shortage all came into question as panellists at the latest UK...

COP21 and the Paris Agreement

Dr Daniela Jacob, of the Climate Service Center talks about COP21 and the role of climate services... After the dust has settled on COP21 – and now...

Brexit would be bad for small businesses

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has warned leaving the EU would be bad for small businesses… Pro-EU Minister Sajid Javid has said leaving the EU would...

Shared chief digital officer plan receives support of Scottish councils

Some 26 out of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have joined a strategy that will bring digital services under a single chief digital officer role… Under...
grammar school

Kent CC to improve social mobility through grammar school access

Recommendations have been put forward to help improve social mobility across Kent by ensuring children from all backgrounds have access to grammar school education A...
cancer

Identifying research priorities for cancer

Pavel Poc, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament, outlines why cancer research and innovation must...
pupils character

Schools to receive funding boost to help develop pupils character

A £6 million funding boost aimed at improving pupils character traits such as resilience and respect is now welcoming applications Children and Families Minister Edward...

Follow Open Access Government