As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
A new era of optimism in Downing Street can bring positive changes for my area.
We need to give innovators space to succeed (and fail), citizens more power online and off, and keep our country competitive.
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.
There are worrying echoes of the 1970’s in the re-polarisation of the political debate today. Populism is on the rise.
Is the party about protecting British industry, prioritising the environment, or unleashing the free market? The leadership contest must answer the question.
The march of technology stops for nothing – not even Brexit – and the businesses and regions which embrace it will be the winners of the future.
The high-ranking whip replaces Harrington, who stepped down in March.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
From transport tech and data-driven healthcare, to creative enterprises and the services sector, we are forging ahead.
The national network of large, infrastructure intensive projects has stalled, but there is an alternative.