New investment: how to spend it

The Budget announcements had chunky commitments on key areas of focus for UK innovation and digital policy: On R&D: a 15% uplift in R&D funding next year, and plans to get to £22bn per year by 2024/5, alongside an increase in the rate of the R&D tax credit (and a consultation on whether qualifying R&DContinue reading “New investment: how to spend it”

Moving from ambition to action on digital infrastructure

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Parliament and Internet Conference, to discuss how the UK can meet its ambitious targets to get gigabit capable broadband into every home and business across the UK by 2025. The UK should lead the way the fourth industrial revolution in the same way we didContinue reading “Moving from ambition to action on digital infrastructure”