Fixing the education crisis

Personally, I don’t believe that the government has done the best it could have to ease this difficult time. In my opinion when the first lockdown began it should have been more restricted and people should have taken it seriously. The virus would not be over but there would have been a reduction in casesContinue reading “Fixing the education crisis”

A strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic (as highlighted in 1b)

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)”

Change the centre of gravity of the UK

Parliament is, still, the heart of government. It plays a significant part in holding the attention of government and, therefore, all of the endless layers of influence and activity that surround government. The Houses of Parliament, the workplace of MPs and Lords, is out of date, falling down and in need of replacement. The solutionContinue reading “Change the centre of gravity of the UK”

Britain’s Future Scientists

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”

In Challenge Lay Opportunities – A Vision for Social Responsibility and Sustainability for All

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”

All Connect; levelling up to the internet across the generations

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”

Transforming the lives of care workers – A practical solution

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”

Question 1 Entry D Conflict Between SPADs, Civil Servants and the Scientific Civil Service Question 2 Entry DD

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”

Proposal 3: Introduce a Minimum Alternative Tax based on Sales

• 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”