Summary Earth’s changing climate and environmental degradation has big implications for businesses, policy makers and above all, our citizens. The recent pandemic has exposed the interrelations between our natural and societal systems, demonstrating that our society depends on a resilient environmental support system and that biodiversity loss and intensive food systems make zoonotic diseases moreContinue reading ““The problem/opportunity: Education and Skills: Equipping all UK citizens with the knowledge and
skills to meet the challenge of the climate and environmental crisis””
Introduction Problem i] – urban light pollution – didn’t change despite great opportunity. Problem ii] traffic noise + air pollution, it’s resumption following lockdown plus emissions of particulate matter, NOx, etc. Problem iii] -lack of public trust -in those with ability to address this. In other words, in 2021, it’d be fair to say, globally,Continue reading ““Title:- Starry Night- Incidence of Delight.
A Policy Innovation?
A gateway to a planetary-sense-of-coherence . “”
• Existing company tax calculations do not need to change but an alternative calculation will be added so that a minimum tax will be applied. The impact is on internet and offshore companies with a low-cost base in this country. Issues: • A rate will need to be calculated. This should be low enough soContinue reading “Proposal 3: Introduce a Minimum Alternative Tax based on Sales”
Ministers should advise the Queen that it is important that the size of the working Royal Family must be sufficient to address Commonwealth duties as well as UK duties and that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should be encouraged to renew and implement their original proposal. 3046-11
Problem addressed: – See Entry A, Entry B, Entry C and Entry D The civil service should work as four different entities • An entity supporting government • An entity supporting policy making by government and opposition • An entity supporting the political process including policy making and public accountability • An entity administering executiveContinue reading “Question 1 Entry D Conflict Between SPADs, Civil Servants and the Scientific Civil Service
Question 2 Entry DD”
1. The challenge As a result primarily of inadequate funding over an extended period of time, and the inability of successive governments to find and deliver a workable solution, the social care sector finds itself in a parlous state: • The high Covid-19 related death count across the sector (particularly in care homes), together withContinue reading “Transforming the lives of care workers – A practical solution”
In searching for a solution to provide connectivity across the spectrum, I learnt that Colchester Borough Council & Stoke on Trent were only two local authorities that had benefited from Central Government Grants to connect the populations of their boroughs with the most up to date Full Fibre 5G broadband. The grant of £3 millionContinue reading “All Connect; levelling up to the internet across the generations”
The 2020s will go down in history as being one of the most unique yet reflective periods in history. A turning point for humanity. The onset of COVID-19 and subsequent economic catastrophe has borne the inadequacies in our systems of governance with increasing wealth inequality fueled by decades of tax cuts to the rich notContinue reading “In Challenge Lay Opportunities – A Vision for Social Responsibility and Sustainability for All”
We need to prioritise science in the primary school curriculum. Catching children’s interest and imagination when young will inspire more to study sciences beyond GCSE. Giving children a solid foundation of scientific principles and facts when they leave primary school will prepare them for success with secondary school science. As well as a creative, explorativeContinue reading “Britain’s Future Scientists”
Tackling obesity is the biggest challenge facing this country. Obesity rates have soared in the last 40 years resulting in misery for millions and damage to our economy caused by a sicker workforce. Obesity is adding to the strain of an already overstretched NHS. Many experts agree that the problem is multi-factorial and complex. IContinue reading “A strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic (as highlighted in 1b)”