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Study shows research grants are giving jobs a boost

A new study has shown that government research grants have boosted the economy and provided thousands of new jobs in the tech industry Research grants of up to £8 billion have been proven to successfully boost the economy with researchers estimating a growth of £43 billion and an additional 150,000 jobs. The...
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UK joins Kigali Amendment to tackle global warming

The UK is one of the first countries to join the Kigali Amendment, a major new agreement to reduce carbon emissions and tackle global warming
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How the public sector can achieve start-up style innovation

Innovation in the public sector can be slow-moving. Alistair Smith at Contino explains how government services can get the sleek style of a start-up Although digital innovation has repeatedly been taken up with enthusiasm by various governments and government departments over the past decade or so, attempts to adopt lean,...
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Space technology: how space benefits life on earth

M F Warrender highlights how space technology plays an integral role in society and how NASA invests in technology development
teaching unions

Teaching unions merge to form National Education Union

Two teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have formed the National Education Union (NEU)

Building success at the Agile Business Conference

Mary Henson from the Agile Business Consortium highlights how the Agile Business Conference on the 4 & 5 October aims to support businesses at an unpredictable time
Somerset Council launches 'Local Offer' website

Service Integration and Management in the public sector

Jon Morley of Littlefish examines why the SIAM IT model has been resisted so far by governments and what it can do for the public sector Service Integration and Management (SIAM), an approach to managing multiple suppliers of services and integrating them to provide a single business-facing IT organisation, has had a mixed...
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Has austerity made healthcare a political football?

There are recent examples where healthcare has been used to win over voters, says Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb, Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein Health has become a highly politicised issue. Whether we’re talking about President Macron and the French dentist fees, the relocation of the European Medicines Agency or Farage’s claim...

The challenge of maintaining cyber security

After a number of high profile breaches cyber security has become a key focus for the public sector, says Meg Hillier MP, Chair, Public Accounts Committee

The COSMOS project: a first progress report

Professor Nicola Vittorio of Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ reviews the first 6 months of the COSMOS project and how it is progressing

Commuters to be hit by rise in rail fares in January

From January 2018, millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares

The European Union: Challenges or lost opportunities

Kieran McCarthy, a member of the European Committee of the Regions, looks at the European Union and the positive activities that we should focus on
data protection law

Government set to extend UK data protection law

New data protection guidelines being set out by the government will allow British citizens to delete personal data.

Data availability: the building block for digital transformation

Massimo Merlo, VP of EMEA Enterprise and Regional VP of UK&I at Veeam details why data should be at the heart of digital transformation in the public sector

Green Paper: Providing a roadmap for food and agriculture

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, outlines how the Green Paper process is helping to build bridges between farmers and consumers

Settled status for EU citizens is a ‘damp squib’

Theresa May’s offer of settled status for EU citizens does not come close to what should be on the table for EU residents, say EU politicians

Why apprenticeships are a vital part of our industry

There has never been a more exciting time for apprenticeships in the UK. Here Clair Prosser at BSRIA explains more about the recent Apprenticeship Levy

Conservatives and DUP finally agree a deal

Following the snap General Election two weeks ago, the Prime Minister has revealed a deal has been struck between the Conservatives and DUP

Key legislative plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech

A total of 24 bills were proposed during the Queen’s Speech this morning, including eight relating to Brexit

Conservatives and DUP are said to be close to an agreement

The Conservatives and DUP are said to be close to an agreement to form a coalition government following last week’s election

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