Policy & Politics

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…

Digital Policing – will the Met Police lead the way?

Digital Policing – will the Met Police lead the way?

The Metropolitan Police recently published its new technology strategy, Total Technology, for the period 2014 to 2017.  The drivers for this digital policing vision are: Improving interaction with the…

US lessons for the UK economy

US lessons for the UK economy

US GDP figures out yesterday shed some new light on the outlook for the UK economy. Fourth quarter DGP growth was 3.2% annualised (or roughly…