Our new agency, with radical freedom to fund blue-sky innovation, is overdue. But its funding is still less than one per cent of UK R&D funding.
Posts by Chris Skidmore MP
Chris Skidmore is Minister of State jointly at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is MP for Kingswood.Follow @
Chris Skidmore: Global Britain must lift its gaze beyond the sunlit uplands to the stars – and beyond
By seizing our moment, there is no better way of the UK demonstrating its belief in those famous words, per ardua ad astra.
Chris Skidmore: Britannia Unchained revisited. How to build on vaccine success – and make Britain a science superpower
The Prime Minister is right to put research and development at the heart of his plan to build back.
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
Chris Skidmore: It’s freedom that will make Britain a global science superpower – not Whitehall micro-management
In spite of Cummings’ departure, DARPA should remain a manifesto priority: we need its approach to risk – and indeed failure.
The world of work has moved on, so that training, and indeed retraining, needs to happen not just for 18 year olds, but everyone throughout their lives.
Chris Skidmore: Churchill, Colston – and the new polling which shows that most of us are proud of our history. We need to study it more.
Those who don’t want to study or debate the past but tear it down should be strongly resisted.
I’m delighted that the Government is today unveiling 20 new University Enterprise Zones. These new UEZs will be based in universities right across the country.
Chris Skidmore: Military personnel, veterans and their families deserve better access to Higher Education
We are providing funding to help service leavers to go to university, and scholarships for the children of those killed on duty.
Chris Skidmore: How the Conservative Policy Commission will play its part in drawing up the next general election manifesto
I hope this work, which entails listening to party members, communities and businesses, will help to shape the future thinking of the Party.
Five task forces cover energising our economy, transforming our public services, building a fairer society, sustaining our democracy and shaping a Global Britain.
New data reveals the impact that the EBacc has had on raising standards
We can identify most of them by the age of 11 – so why is so little done about it?