Policy & Politics

‘Cyber Supplier to Government’ scheme

‘Cyber Supplier to Government’ scheme

Today, a scheme was launched that enables UK cyber security suppliers to government to be able to reference this fact publicly, for example when pursuing business…

US & UK labour market flexibility

The FT’s Robin Harding and Sarah O’Conner take a look at the US and UK labour markets in the FT today, noting that for the…

Budget 2014: Not the right type of growth

Budget 2014: Not the right type of growth

Yesterday’s Budget was always going to be an awkward mix between political positioning, policy ‘rabbits’ and economic finessing. Yet despite the good news on faster…

Budget 2014: Underwhelming exports

Despite the rhetoric on supporting exports and the Government’s objective of doubling exports, the OBR’s new forecasts provide a rather bleak outlook. According to the…

Budget 2014: Boost to Business Investment?

One of ADS’ key concerns heading in to yesterday’s Budget was that the Government couldn’t take the recovery in Business Investment for granted, and government…

Budget 2014: The good, the bad & the ugly

Budget 2014: The good, the bad & the ugly

So, a quick overview of the Budget implications from a helicopter view point: The good: Significant support for investment (increasing AIA to £500k through 2015);…

Shortage of Engineering Skills

A couple of weeks ago, an industry colleague challenged me, saying ‘Everyone bangs on about a skills shortage, but where’s the evidence?’ I said that…

The UK’s first Security Exports Strategy

The UK’s first Security Exports Strategy

The 27 February was a significant day for the security sector, as Theresa May, the Home Secretary, launched the UK’s first Security Exports Strategy.  The Strategy is…