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Can the Bank of England save the day by raising interest rates?

Raising interest rates could curb rising inflation in the UK – but will this help with struggles arising from the conflict in Ukraine and the cost of living crisis?

Levelling Up White Paper: Collaboration within higher education?

David Marlow, Managing Director of Third Life Economics and a member of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses local, regional, national, global and institutional issues as a result of the Levelling Up White Paper, which could affect universities’ support for economic development.
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Animal testing: 107% rise in non-compliance of animal protection laws

Report from the Home Office’s ASRU highlights a drastic rise in cases of non-compliance with laws around animal testing and protection of animals in laboratories.
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Why government must resuscitate the UK food manufacturing industry

Guy Tullberg, Managing Director of The Tracklement Company, explains why a strong supply chain is vital to meeting rising consumer demand and keeping the UK’s food manufacturing sector in business.
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What does the future hold for a UK and Horizon Europe partnership?

Following Brexit, the UK’s association with Horizon Europe has continually been contested and debated. What are the possibilities for a lasting UK and Horizon Europe partnership?
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New forms of leadership needed to drive Levelling Up

Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement at the University of York, an organisational member of the Institute of Economic Development, argues the case for new forms of leadership to drive economic development and innovation.
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The UK to end plastic pollution by 2040

The UK has begun a legally-binding global treaty involving businesses, environmental groups, and more, aiming to end plastic pollution by 2040.
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How can the UK government better address its lacking energy strategy?

The UK government needs to tackle the worsening energy crisis – but its current energy strategy is lacking efficient solutions.
View from the Wrekin, near Telford, Shropshire, England, UK - looking northwest towards Leaton. Patchwork fields of green, yellow under cloudy blue sky

Promoting wellbeing in Telford and Wrekin Council

Thomas Cox, Communications Officer at Telford and Wrekin Council, discusses the importance of a wellbeing initiative for Telford and Wrekin's residents.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street in central London after attending the weekly Cabinet meeting in London, England

Why is Rishi Sunak not attending the COP27 climate summit?

Despite the new Prime Minister promising to prioritise the environment, Downing Street has announced Rishi Sunak will not be attending COP27 COP27 is to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November – designed to help governments agree on steps to limit global temperature rises in the...
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Nature and Climate declaration signed by 2,000 politicians across the UK

An all-party alliance against climate change has announced the Nature and Climate declaration as a call to action for politicians .
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The UK’s oral health needs levelling up

Balika Reddy, Dentist at Harley Street Specialist Hospital, argues that the UK’s oral health is a postcode lottery and is in dire need of levelling up The current NHS contract to deliver dental care, introduced in 2006 is currently presenting a number of big challenges. It is time for a...
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The joint UK and US military partnership to combat cyberthreats

In response to malicious cyber activity, the UK and US have begun a partnership exchanging knowledge in cyberspace operations.
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Leading the charge to net zero by electrifying the NHS

Connected Kerb exists to power the future of sustainable mobility for everyone. Here Vicki Evans explores the significance of making EV charging more accessible to the general public whilst also illustrating the importance of electrifying the NHS fleet.
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UK government to fund abortion services in Northern Ireland

Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris is commissioning state-funded abortion services across Northern Ireland, after the region fails to provide support for women.
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?
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Do we need a general election?

In less than two months, two Conservative Prime Ministers have resigned - it begs the question, do we need a general election?
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Local Authorities need an open market approach to meet EV charging demands

Electric vehicles are increasing in demand across the UK – but with this EV growth, more infrastructure and EV charging points are needed.
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Low-code helps UK councils to digitally transform and abandon legacy IT systems

Legacy IT systems are an obstacle to many UK councils in customer service operation, but low-code may be able to advance next-generation digital services.
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss walking along wearing navy suit

How long will Liz Truss last as Prime Minister?

The new Prime Minister is rapidly losing popularity following a controversial mini-budget and a plummeting pound; the question is, how long will Liz Truss last?

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