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.
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.
The reform of IR35 would not just add substance to the Prime Minister’s second priority of growing the economy, it could form a key plank of the Work and Pensions Secretary’s laudable mission of getting the economically inactive back to work.
Ministers who have had 13 years to enact change prefer to sound off about problems as if they were in Opposition.
Doing so would enable these powerful new AI tools to track the origins and patterns of disease, linking genes and experiences in ways very few health care systems can do. It would require establishing an ethical regime.
Prior to Covid, its uptake amongst businesses has been very limited. We cannot make Britain a science superpower if the practice is allowed to become routine.
A major target of Government policy in respect of the domestic and trade economy ought to be the rebalancing of our unsustainable balance of payments deficit.
We cannot assume that everyone just automatically assumes research and development is a good thing.
The billionaires get the significance of Space – and regard their activities as some eccentric self-indulgence is to fail to grasp what they are really up to.
“These five promises are the people’s priorities. So, they’re my immediate priorities, too. But they’re not the limit of my ambitions for our country. They’re the foundation.”
Smart energy systems can use the power of digital to enable significant savings, boost employment, and provide necessary infrastructure for renewables.
We can avoid getting into an argument about whether or not the Government’s plan is an industrial strategy. The Conservative Party has got rather hung up on that term.
People need a sense of hope and optimism about their prospects. And one of the best ways for the new Prime Minister to deliver that credibly is indeed to show how they will grow the innovations which will make life better.
The Health and Care Bill threatens to stifle on the ground innovation in the health service.