The ability to bid for and secure public contracts has, for a long time, been in the hands of larger companies. A new government initiative hopes to give SMEs more of a chance, but will it do enough to change the unequal bidding landscape for good?
The chief executive of Rolls-Royce is one of many business people concerned about the introduction of R&D loans, outlined in George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review.
Number 10. Downing Street have shown once again they take technology startups very seriously: at a recent event, ten high-growth startups pitched their business to the PM at his home, among London's business superstars.
Hundreds of employers are giving out of work young people training and experience, but the government is urging more employers to get involved in helping 16 to 23 year-olds.
The Government has announced it will fast-track implementing recommendations from the Wood Review aimed at maximising the UK's gas resources and offshore oil, which could boost the economy by £200bn over the next 20 years.