Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, comes up with a surprising answer: the state.
Unemployment in Britain fell by 63,000 to 2.33m in the three months to January, according to new official figures.
The average pay difference in favour of the public sector has narrowed since 2010, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.
In July 2013, an alarming survey commissioned by the British Medical Journal Quality and Safety showed that NHS nurses are being forced to ration care because they do not have enough time to look after patients. Along with other surveys commissioned by various health bodies, it echoed that the financial strain on the NHS is resulting in poor patient care.
The number of days lost to sickness absence in the UK has fallen by 47m over the past two decades, but minor illnesses are still the common cause for absence, according to new figures.
Private sector businesses in the banking, retail and mobile sectors, are more likely to suffer software malfunctions than public sector organisations.
The half a billion pounds of investment on offer will help to rebalance the economy by supporting 102 different projects and programmes from all sectors, small businesses and local partnerships across England.