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How could digital save the highstreet?

Today brings with it the announcement of another potential loss to the high street, Debenhams. While many factors are to blame, most recently covid-19, the uprising of digital shop...

10 March 2021

Do we have something to learn from further education?

Community-led devolution is surely synonymous with place-based governance. This New Local research offers thoughtful analysis of the challenges facing the UK’s further education ...

New digital regulator for the UK – will they be heard?

A new regulator is being launched in the UK under the CMA, the Digital Markets Unit. They’ll be reviewing and regulating the likes of Facebook and Google, but will they have ...

27 November 2020

Is Covid-19 acting as a catalyst for digital technologies to go too far?

As the pandemic continues, technology firms are trying to keep up with the needs and wants of employers as they make their businesses virtual. These new technologies may have gone ...

Could a place-based approach save our high streets?

In the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s easy to pin the blame for our declining high streets on the pandemic but of course they had been in trouble for a long time before the corona...

Regulation of private practice vs public – why the difference?

For times in life as important as a baby scan, finding out that some private practices don’t behave in an expected way is devastating. What can we do to ensure all services a...

Fly? Drive? Save the envionment.

A thought provoking piece in The Guardian today – will the shift in world behaviours following the covid-19 mean people are more willing to travel further to events and forge...

10 November 2020

NHS England’s IT plans expensive and risky, say MPs

Why does the NHS keep getting it wrong with IT? Is it symptomatic of wider organisational and governance issues? A root and branch review of what’s working and what isn’t might...

9 November 2020

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