The UK must grasp its once-in-a-generation opportunity to get industrial strategy right, CBI director-general John Cridland told the joint Government-CBI Industrial Strategy Conference at Warwick University.
The long-term challenges for the UK’s infrastructure are too serious to be left to short term politics and should be the responsibility of a new independent National Infrastructure Commission, according to a review by Sir John Armitt of the country's utilities and transport infrastructure .
SMEs in the North-West of England focused on materials and manufacturing have been given the opportunity to expand their business with an investment from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to help develop innovative new products.
Bursaries of £20,000 and £9,000 will be available to top maths, science and English graduates who choose a career in teaching in a move designed to improve the quality of learning in further education colleges.
Innovative business and academic projects from across the UK’s health sector will benefit from a new £93.2 million package of support announced yesterday by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts.