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Posts Tagged: Research and Development
Chris Skidmore: For the UK to become a global science superpower, the Chancellor must set out a clear plan this week
We can still be another Israel or South Korea, if we decide a strategy and stick to it.
What if we had given workers on furlough the chance to do R&D for their companies instead of being paid to simply not work at all by the Government?
George Freeman: This new report shows how we can build on Britain’s vaccine success to make the best of Brexit
The TIGGR document on regulation published today focuses on playing to our strengths in the highest growing sectors of tomorrow.
Chris Skidmore: To keep up with our G7 colleagues, we must increase our spending on innovation and research
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
Snap guide to this session’s Government legislation 2) The Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
It has the freedom to make big bets on new firms and new technology, and can help regulators develop sensible rules for this vital sector.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Jeremy Quin: The Government’s defence investment ensures a modern, persistent and effective approach to future threats
Spending amounts to an extra £24 billion over four years from today’s levels, helping to equip our Armed Forces.
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.
Greg Clark: Why we formed our industrial strategy. What it achieved. And how my successor can build on it.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Providing small businesses with technology and training will accelerate our recovery from Coronavirus.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.