Limitations with the Apprenticeship Levy and a worrying shortage of technical teachers means the UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy, especially with increasing reliance on home-grown talent post-Brexit.
UK businesses benefitting from Horizon 2020 research funding are urged to register their details with the government in order to continue to receive funding in the event that the UK leaves the EU without securing a trade deal.
Hitachi has scrapped plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales, while Rolls-Royce is reportedly in talks to supply one in Essex. Questions over the future of nuclear-based power continue to be raised.
The adoption of new technologies has continued to surge at an unprecedented rate. Though recent blunders - Huawei espionage accusations, drone disruption and Google’s £44m GDPR fine - show the fragility and misuse of today’s tech.