Archive for March, 2014

What makes business innovative? The data to drive success

What makes business innovative? The data to drive success

Business Innovate believes that if UK business is to stay competitive, it must innovate. But how do we measure how UK business is doing? At Business Innovate we recognise not only the need to be transparent, but that policy and business decision making should occur based on real conditions and information to ensure that outcomes […]

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Dangerous views of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Dangerous views of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the USA is a valuable opportunity that could see our economy boosted by “£10bn per annum”. On the other hand, some say it is an “assault on democracy” that must not be allowed. These are the views of Ken Clarke and George Monbiot respectively, […]

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Budget 2014 – Innovation, before big announcements

Budget 2014 – Innovation, before big announcements

Whilst the 2014 Budget was unlikely to be one of significant spending given the fiscal constraints that continue to challenge government, it did provide a backdrop of significant innovation in several policy areas which has not been seen for a number of years. The most significant of these innovations was in the area of pensions […]

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The business of Budget: Hear views on how the Budget can help UK business

The business of Budget: Hear views on how the Budget can help UK business

Tomorrow sees the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP unveil the 2014 Budget, where the government outlines the state of the economy and its proposals for changes to taxation. With deficit reduction not even half complete – meaning a bulk of cuts still to come in the next parliament – the Chancellor has very […]

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A flexible and fair balance; zero hour employment contract consultation response

A flexible and fair balance; zero hour employment contract consultation response

Business Innovate submitted a formal response to the Department for Business, innovation and Skills (BIS) consultation on zero hours employment contracts. As a progressive business think-and-do tank, Business Innovate is keen to help deliver a dynamic and flexible labour market that helps UK business compete. Incorporating fairness into this market plays a key part in […]

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NHS Data and the spirit of insurance

NHS Data and the spirit of insurance

Big data is changing the world. It is improving products and services, cutting costs, and making our lives easier, cheaper and safer. In everything from retail to policing, big data has proven itself a revolutionary force. So why is a national data programme to facilitate research and strengthen the NHS proving so controversial that government […]

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