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Student loan interest rates to be capped at 6.3%

From September 2022, there will be additional cuts to student loan interest to protect borrowers from rising inflation rates.
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How to grow cereal crops with less fertiliser, and save money

Research has discovered a new way to grow cereal crops using less fertiliser, reducing the amount of nitrogen pollution and saving billions.
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Why are UK innovators not filing enough patents?

Businesses have long been criticised for not filing enough patents, which could be preventing them from realising their commercial potential.
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Nikolina Angelkova discusses the uncapped tourism potential in Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova, former Tourism Minister for Bulgaria, speaks with Open Access Government about Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe's uncapped tourism potential.
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Will there be a general strike?

With inflation soaring and wages stagnating, trade unions are threatening mass industrial action in the form of a general strike.
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A lack of green STEM jobs could lead to a net zero skill shortage

The UK could experience a net zero skills shortage due to the lack of understanding and of education of skills required in green STEM jobs.
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The Great Resignation: Staff not receiving pay rise in line with inflation

Only 8% of businesses are giving staff a pay rise in line with inflation and as a result, staff are leaving.
Aerial view of rows of terraced houses in the North of England indicating levelling up

What policies and practices are needed to support Levelling Up?

Three years since the phrase Levelling Up was first coined as the slogan to symbolise Boris Johnson’s plans to spread opportunity in left-behind parts of the country - What still needs to be done? As I write this article, the two candidates vying to replace him as Prime Minister have...
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Net zero commitments require an urgent translation of words into action

Despite governments making net zero commitments, there has been a lack of delivery, increasing the urgency of efficient carbon reduction targets.
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How bees can stabilise food supply and food prices

Yields of crops visited by insect pollinators like bees produce a more stable food supply and help stabilise food prices.
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A ‘national scandal’: worst NHS staffing crisis in history

Conservative government must fill one million NHS roles to tackle the worst NHS staff shortages in history, MPs report.
NHS pay equality protest strike

The 4.5% NHS pay rise works out at a loss for workers

More than one million staff are to receive the NHS pay rise of at least £1,400 – with the lowest earners getting up to 9.3% in England.
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Sri Lanka protests prompt a state of emergency following an economic crisis

Sri Lanka protests have ousted President Rajapaksa over disputes of the worst economic crisis the country has faced since gaining independence.
Rishi Sunak, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, standing outside No. 10 Downing Street

What can we expect from Rishi Sunak if he becomes Prime Minister?

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer is the Tory favourite for the next Prime Minister, but what can the public expect from Rishi Sunak if this becomes a reality?
cost of living, expensive cities

5 most expensive cities to live in the world

Ever wondered where the most expensive cities to live in the world are? Open Access Government looks into price comparisons of basic goods and utilities in 5 of the priciest cities around the globe.
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One in five workers have the intention to quit their jobs

Over 6.5 million people in the UK are expected to leave their job in the next year, indicating that those with the poorest job quality are the most likely to have an intention to quit.
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Boris Johnson resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, what’s next?

69% agree Boris Johnson should resign as leader of the Conservative Party – but after 48 hours and 50 resignations, the Prime Minister has not left without a struggle.
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Abortion bans are not pro-life, they are anti-woman

The recent upturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. raises concerns for women’s reproductive safety and rights, as abortion bans make the procedure illegal in more states.
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Levelling up small businesses is now more important than ever in the UK

Levelling up is stalling, as the government needs to push further initiatives to create inclusive growth for small businesses in the UK.
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Motorway protests in response to soaring fuel costs

Go-slow protesters are targeting motorways in Wales, Essex and Devon, in a demonstration over high fuel costs.

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