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City A.M - Farewell corporate power: How the rise of the blockchain could change everything
17 Dec 2014
A new early stage technology could render the conventional third party obsolete and ineffectual....

The Drum - Design for good: Can creativity save the world?
10 Dec 2014
When asked most designers naturally say ‘yes’. That was certainly the consensus this week when Cape Town’s creative fest Design Indaba quizzed a handful of its alumni on the subject....

WiredGov - Efficiency and reform: the next chapter
09 Dec 2014
Minister for Cabinet Office Francis Maude spoke about the government's plans for efficiency and reform yesterday....

Supply Management - 'Tight control from the centre' key to further savings, says Maude
09 Dec 2014
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said “tight control from the centre” will continue as the government attempts to make £10 billion additional efficiency savings....

The Independent - Failure – a target that Whitehall can actually hit
07 Dec 2014
Embrace defeat and learn from past mistakes; it's the best way to boost innovation, says minister...

The Guardian - Under 25 and looking for funding? Here's how to approach investors
04 Dec 2014
You’re never too young to start a business, but you may need to look at smart-money backers or use crowdfunding....

Place North West - AS 2014: City's influence acknowledged in small-print
04 Dec 2014
George Osborne said there will be a feasibility study published in March 2015 into east-west rail improvements in the North, citing research published by Manchester City Council in the document accompanying his speech....

Bdaily Business News - Multi-million pound science institute for Manchester
03 Dec 2014
The North West is to gain a multimillion pound science institute based in Manchester....

Public Finance - A mission to build cities that matter
01 Dec 2014
Jim O’Neill is leading the charge to boost the powers of the UK’s cities. He explains to Public Finance why change is needed...

The Guardian - Jim O’Neill: ‘My task is to build a global consensus on antibiotics by 2016’
30 Nov 2014
The economist who coined the term Bric on ‘Manpool’, Man United – and solving the global antibiotics crisis...

The Independent - Town Hall reforms: Supersized councils are now the new normal
30 Nov 2014
England's councils are clubbing together to create a new breed of "super councils" in one of the biggest shake-ups in local democracy for a generation....

The Guardian - Sole traders are driving UK business growth
28 Nov 2014
Government schemes to encourage self-employed to hire staff have had little success, RSA report finds...

Progress - Taking self-employment to the mainstream
28 Nov 2014
Self-employment is growing rapidly. Since the turn of the century there has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of people working for themselves....

Huffington Post - A Destination of Choice: Empowering the North
28 Nov 2014
The North of England led from the front in the heat of the Industrial Revolution. A Northern Powerhouse can lead the post-industrial (and re-industrial) twenty-first century, too....

Public Finance - Smith Commission leaves Barnett formula ‘increasingly unfit for purpose’
27 Nov 2014
Plans to devolve a host of fiscal powers to the Scottish Parliament make it more important than ever to replace the Barnett formula used to determine levels of government funding across the UK, CIPFA has said....

Local Government Chronicle - LGC100 revealed
27 Nov 2014
The LGC100 has identified the most influential people in local government....

Sunday Post - Private businesses hit record 5.2m
26 Nov 2014
The number of private businesses in the UK has increased by 330,000 this year to reach a record 5.2 million, new figures have shown....

City A.M. - Only direct democracy can save Britain’s businesses from this rising populist tide
20 Nov 2014
When the clowns start talking politics, alarm bells should be ringing not just about the state of our democracy but also the prospects for our economy....

London Evening Standard - Jim O'Neill: London must put the right case for more powers
10 Nov 2014
The capital needs to be specific about what it needs and should focus on helping its poorest citizens...

The Telegraph - Nicky Morgan backs plans for new 'College of Teaching'
10 Nov 2014
The Education Secretary will unveil funding for a new "College of Teaching" in coming weeks, with the organisation being run along similar lines to the royal medical colleges....


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