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27 November 2012
In less than two weeks the Chancellor will have to deliver one of the most difficult economic speeches for years. While the latest GDP growth figure was positive he knows that this number was flattered by one-off events.
23 November 2012
David Willetts today (23 Nov) launched an update of the government’s “technology foresight” exercise, which aims to identify the key technologies that will drive economic growth in the 2020s. The paper makes exciting reading for futurologists, covering 53 technologies from tissue engineering to nuclear fusion, and it gives government something to think about. This type of exercise – one which looks ahead at future sources of economic growth – is welcome, and is something governments should take seriously.
15 November 2012
Some of the UK’s economic commentators have become afflicted by a very strange idea recently: that consumer spending is going to rescue the UK economy.
09 November 2012
Osborne's speech on eight technologies details where he thinks the UK could be a world leader. We need to ensure that opportunities to make this a reality are not missed.