If research were seen as an investment rather than a charitable donation, then the sector would enjoy higher levels of funding than it does now.
My experience of taking an agri-tech start-up into three countries has shown me what can be achieved, but also the very real hurdles our innovators face here in the UK.
Making Cambridge a global science city needs to be a cross-governmental mission, rather than one left just to the housing department
What’s missing are the long-term reforms that would overcome resistance by the pension sector. The question is whether the Government will use the limited time remaining in the Parliament to fix these problems.
It is designed to tackle a particular problem: the lack of provision for lab space in Cambridge – especially when compared to Silicon Valley – but wrapped in traditional branding.
The fact remains that the broad thrust of climate policy enjoys strong support from voters. YouGov polling shows that ULEZ is a rare example of an unpopular environmental measure.
To read his proposals is like watching some Shakespearean magus conjure up a pageant. But ruthless political purpose exceeds the prospect of delivery.
When our political class feels that it cannot act, it cobbles together ad-hoc explanations for why its apathy is actually cunning strategy, hard-headed pragmatism, or just somehow grown-up.
“Housing policy – the building of new homes, the stewardship of existing properties, the planning of our towns, the fundamental landscape of our lives – requires long-term thinking. And a long-term plan.”
Against a darkening international environment, where the structural advantages and market liberalisations of the post-war decades are being rolled back, peddling the same old snake oil of a tax cut here or there just won’t wash.
Collaboration was key to our success. The competitive political context of Cambridgeshire meant we had a long history of supporting neighbouring associations.
I suspect that in creative industries, a four day week could have little impact on productivity. But it is simply doesn’t apply to process-driven jobs, such as housing benefit claims or planning applications,
We should be winning back seats lost in 2019. But I have found big dissatisfaction with the national direction of Government on the doorstep.
The second part of a mini-series on ConservativeHome this week about how the Government can help Britain’s economy to grow faster.
Trying to replicate successful schemes like Canary Wharf in places like the East of England is a pointless exercise. What works in cities may not be applicable elsewhere.