It’s all in a name: a Citizens Innovation Fund

With the budget not too far away, it is that time of year when organisations up and down the country are putting last-minute submissions into HM Treasury. Give more money into this, lower tax here, or there, they say. Very few, if any, will call for this or that to be cut. And while some … Continue reading It’s all in a name: a Citizens Innovation Fund

Science at the Conservative Party Conference – it ain't over until it's over

'So we will give priority to spending that supports growth in our economy. That means investment in the transport schemes, the medical research and the communications networks that deliver the greatest economic benefit.' George Osborne, 4 October 2010 Welcome, good, important? Yes. Victory, game over? Of course not. A noticeable frisson went through the room … Continue reading Science at the Conservative Party Conference – it ain't over until it's over

Science and the Budget 2010

When I first started working in Westminster I seem to remember having to go and collect the Budget papers from HM Treasury.  These days you can download them after the Chancellow has spoken.  But such is the interest on the day, that it might still be quicker if you walk. So, while you are waiting … Continue reading Science and the Budget 2010